Monday, April 2nd, 2012
A National Retreat for all National & State office bearers of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations, India was conducted at Brindavan in Whitefield, Bangalore on March 31st and April1st 2012.
A total of 150 delegates (both men and women) consisting of all National coordinators including the All India President, State Presidents, State Trust Conveners, State Coordinators and Youth Coordinators of the different wings of the organisation assembled for this two day retreat.
The purpose of the retreat was to invite suggestions and proposals from the youth of the various states to suggest the “Way Forward” for the All India Seva organisations, keeping in mind both the challenges and opportunities.
The youth who came from different parts of the country, from Himachal to Kerala, and Gujarat to Manipur, put forth their proposals on varied topics in the Educational, Spiritual and Service wings.
The topics that were covered in the retreat were Bhajans, Vedam, Meditation, Sadhana Camps, Retreats, Study Circle and Sai Literature under the Spiritual wing, Sathya Sai Balvikas , Sai Schools under the Education wing , Seva Dal training and Youth activities under the Service wing. Additionally they also covered other topics like incorporation of adequate and right technology, additional Seva activities, improvement in existing activities, addressing key social issues and organisational structure and resource management.
The well researched presentations gave extensive suggestions for improvements at both the micro and macro levels. Every presentation was followed by interactive discussions with the audience who added further inputs to the proposals.
The Radio Sai team, too, put forth their proposal to expand the reach of Bhagawan Baba’s message to remote corners of India in different regional languages using the latest technological advances.
The All India President of the Sri Sathya Sai Organisations, Mr. Srinivasan, while addressing the delegates, said that the grandeur of the Divine Mission should now be unveiled with the youth playing a greater role in the mainstream activities of the organisation.
This retreat will be instrumental in creating some land mark decisions to further strengthen the momentum in spreading the Love and Message of Bhagawan.
This was the First ever National Retreat organised by the Sri Sathya Sai Organisations of India.
II Samasta Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II
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