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  • Maharashtra Maharashtra & Goa

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  • FOREWORD

    Saprem Sairam!

    We are indeed blessed to place this Annual Report for the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Maharashtra & Goa for the year 2012-2013 at the Divine Lotus Feet of our Beloved Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.

    The report gives details of some of the significant activities undertaken by the Organisation in the period April 2012 to March 2013. Some of them being

    Educational wing: Roots of the Balvikas movement are now penetrating deeper and deeper with the assistance of Balvikas Gurus. Our beloved Swami has been laying a great stress on adoring our parents. HE Himself set an example for us to emulate this example. Befitting to this guiding example, Easwaramma day was celebrated with Matru Pitru Pooja conducted all over Maharashtra & Goa. Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini is now in full swing with various activities at the schools at Dharmakshetra and at Phulgaon near Pune.

    Spiritual wing: Spiritual fervor is gaining momentums with Sadhana Camps; Chanting for Universal Peace; Havans; Rudrabhishekams and Seminars and talks of eminent people with authority on the subject. Keeping the spirit of the Sarva Dharma Samabhav teachings of our beloved Swami, multi faith events were organized at the various District levels. Birthday of Prophet Zarathustra; Ramzan Id; Prophet Mohammeds birth anniversary; Akhand Guru Granth Path; Christmas and Easter celebrations were held on a big scale. Bhajan Sandhya and Sai Nam Sankeertan attracted a good number of people.

    Service Wing: Service activities go unabated with the medical activities including Medical camps, Mobile Medical Vans, Outdoor clinics reaching lakhs of peope, many of who are from remote villages. A special heart camp was organized at Dharmakshetra on Oct. 28, 2012 through which patients got operated free of charge at the Sri Sathya Sai Heart Hospital, Rajkot. Rain Water Harvesting Methods have been deployed in a few villages giving very encouraging results.

    Our Bhagawan is the only source of our inspiration, guide to enable us to perform the Seva. However, the contribution of our Seva Dal, volunteers and devotees are also immensely important to us to spread the love of Bhagawan far and wide.

    We offer our sincere prayers to Bhagawan that may He make us His Worthy instruments to transform our lives spiritually.

    With Pranams at the Lotus Feet

    Dr. Keki Mistry Ramesh D. Sawant

    Trustee, Sri Sathya Sai Trust, Maharashtra State President, Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisationnd

    July 22 2013 (Maharashtra & Goa)nd July 22 2013

  • Education Wing

    If you fill your mind at a tender age with holy and sacred thoughts, you can have the guarantee that in your old age you will have peace of mind and have grace of god. - Baba

    1 Balvikas Movement

    Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba launched the Balvikas movement to blossom today's children to become responsible citizens and leaders of tomorrow. With the blessings of Bhagwan and untiring efforts of the dedicated Balvikas Gurus the movement has been gaining momentum from strength to strength. As of March 31st 2013 the total number of students undertaking these classes in Maharashtra & Goa is close to 18,000 being trained at 875 centres by over 1160 dedicated Gurus. Some of the important activities under the auspices of Balvikas are mentioned below.

    a Matru Pitru Pooja May 2012

    This is a beautiful tradition that instills reverence and love within the child and establishes a beautiful bond between the child and his parents. Through love and reverence for the mother and father the child will learn easily to extend that same love to the Supreme Lord of the whole Cosmos. Based on these principles and on the emphasis Bhagawan gave for parents-Matru Pitru Puja was celebrated in different districts of the state. On the occasion of Mother

    thEaswaramma Day on May 6 2012, 438 parents participated in this program

    b Parenting Seminars

    Parenting Workshop training for Master trainers

    An All India Level Parenting workshop training for master Trainers was arranged in Puttaparthi on 1st and 2nd July 2012. 17 participants and 3 observers from the state attended the training.

    After the training at Parthi similar parenting workshop training for Balvikas Gurus was conducted in the state. By the end of December 2012, 213 gurus were trained.

    Parenting workshops for parents were also conducted in different districts like

  • ndMumbai District-On December 2 2012 about 450 parents attended a parenting workshop. The Parents were treated to a wonderful, thought provoking talk on Dynamic Parenting by Sri Nimish Pandya, All India Vice President of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations & Smt. Kamala Pandya All India Deputy National Education Coordinator.

    Navi Mumbai District - About 90 parents and gurus attended a session conducted by Dr. Girishankar a well known behavioural scientist.

    Thane district (Boisar samithi) where 55 parents benefited from Sathya Sai way of parenting.

    c Gurus Training

    388 new gurus were trained to increase and strengthen the Balvikas movement.

    Group II Gurus trainingOn 2nd and 3rd June2012, 28 gurus attended the group II level training in Pune.On 1st and 2nd December 60 gurus took Balvikas group II and III refresher camp.

    Balwadi teachers introduced to concept of Balvikas

    On March 20, district Wardha of Nagpur zone conducted a Balvikas training camp for 132 Balwadi teachers.

    The Bal Vikas Gurus of Mumbai attended a motivation session by Sri Gopal Rao on March 24th 2013. Sri Gopal Rao is the President of the Landmark Forum, which is engaged in transformational courses for Corporate & Individual Groups. 80 Gurus attended this memorable session which was highly motivating & inspiring.

    d Drawing / Elocution Competitions

    200 children participated in Elocution, Essay and drawing competition in Dharmakshetra. A workshop on 'Origamy' was conducted by an Origamy expert, teaching over 100 children the art of using paper folding and making interesting toys & objects.

    Dr.Bhagwat, a retired Scientist from BARC conducted 'Fun with Science' at Sai Prem. in Navi Mumbai. For children below 10 years, value games and creativity with waste items such as iceream sticks, newspapers was conducted by Smt.Sudha and other members from Dr.Bhagwat's team.

    e Ex Balvikas Meet

    On Jan 12 & 13 All India Balvikas Group III & Alumni meet as held in Puttaparthi. This meet was attended by 99 participants from the state of Maharashtra & Goa. Balvikas excellence award was given to 2 Alumni. Shri Prasad Patki who is presently the District youth Coordinator of Thane District. Ms. Aaradhana Rewatkar from Nagpur who bagged 15 Gold medals from Nagpur University.

    2 Mother Easwaramma Foundation.

    In the year 2000, the Mother Easwaramma Foundation was formed under Sri Sathya Sai Trust, Maharashtra. Under this trust scholarships are given to meritorious girls from Sai colonies and adopted villages to encourage girls to fulfill their academic dreams.

    In May 2012 Mother Easwaramma Scholarship for the girl child was given to 174 girls. An amount of Rs 744,000 was disbursed towards these scholarships. The 12th Easwaramma Memorial Lecture in May 2012 was given by Mrs. Shaina N.C., BJP National Executive Member and Social Activist on Politics without Principles the role of Women in today's world.

    The girls from the tailoring class at Dharmakshetra received their completion certificates from the Chief Guest at a function held at Jai Hind College Auditorium on May 6th, 2012.

    3 Sri Sathya Sai Schools

    An Activity based Primary Science Teacher's Work-shop, for 5 days, was conducted at Dharmakshetra. Value based Parenting Programme was conducted on 29th December, 2012 in Dharmakshetra; for approximately 300 parents of Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Mandir, Dharmakshetra; and for approx. 60 parents of Primary section of Sri Sai

  • Vidhya Mandir, Aksa, in Aksa. Dr, Anil Shelke,M.D., an eminent Gynaecologist from Parbhani, addressed the concerned parents. On 24th January, 2013, Mrs. Priya Rajwade conducted the first Counselling Program for 131 students of 10th class of S. S. Sai Vidya Mandir, Dharmakshetra. Mrs. Priya Rajwade, who is being trained under the Distance Learning Programe, in Guidance & Psychological Counselling conducted by the Institute of Sathya Sai Education, India, skillfully and lovingly guided the students of S.S.C., appearing for Board Exams.

    The two Sri Sathya Sai Schools in Maharashtra have fared very well in the S.S. C Board exams. The highest marks in the Dharmakshetra school was 90.36 % and in the Aksa School was 91.09 %

    3 Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini (SSSVV)

    Progress in Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Mandir at Dharmakshetra and Hari Uddav Dhotre School Phulgaon

    After extensive training to the volunteer team as well as the teachers from both schools Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini is being successfully implemented

    Some of the activities done for preparing the schools have been

    Handing over projectors to schools for Vidya Vahini program

    Portal go live function in July 2012 at Dharmakshetra school

    Portal training to teachers of Dharmakshetra school

    Registration of teachers on the portal for portal usage

    Training of teachers on Vidya Vahini pedagogy

    Holding of sample classes to show SSSVV methodology

    IT training to teachers at Phulgaon school Results of activities

    June /July 2013 lesson plans ready on portal and Google drive

    Dharmakshetra school teachers trained on downloading of lesson plans from po