Ladies’ Day is an annual global celebration of the Sathya Sai International Organisation. It was inaugurated by Sathya Sai Baba in 1995 to recognise and honour women’s role in creation. It is a day in which women are honoured and remembered with gratitude for their pre-eminent role in the family and society as instruments of love, compassion, forbearance, righteousness, and selfless sacrifice. Women in their nurturing and examples have the power to change the world. Celebrations will be held by the different regions in Australia and all are welcome to attend.
Sai Baba described women as exemplars of selfless love, peace and forbearance, qualities desperately needed in the world today. He often honoured them and held them up to men as ideals to revere with gratitude and to exhort them to be treated with honour, respect and the consideration they deserved. He also encouraged women to lead ideal lives and thus be the instruments of positive change in the world.
If the nation has to prosper, improvements must start with parents. Without peace and harmony at home, there can be no peace in the nation. This message should be propagated throughout the country on every November 19th, by observing it as Ladies’ Day. You should teach people how to run their homes well and how to bring up children on right lines.
Sathya Sai Baba. Discourse 19.11.95
Discharge your duties sincerely. Do not forget your mother. In the world today, there may be a wicked son, but never a wicked mother. You owe your blood, food, and head to your mother. What is the gratitude you are offering to the mother for the sacrifice made by her? She is the one who has fostered and nourished you. So, never forget the love of the mother. First and foremost, love your mother, father, teacher, and God. The mother shows the father; the father shows the teacher; the teacher shows God.
Sathya Sai Baba 19.11.1998
Different regions of the SSIO in Australia are holding special events in honour of women and celebrating their virtues and positive influence on the development of our families and the nation. The dates of the celebrations may vary from the official date for Ladies’ Day. More information of individual events is available through the link below.
Flyers are available for download from a number of Australian regions.
If none is available for a region you are interested in, please use this link for contact information for the area you are interested in.
Download the Flyer for VIC Region West
Download the Flyer for ACT Region
Download the Flyer for NSW Region East
Download the Flyer for WA Region
Download the Flyer for SA Region
Download the Flyer for QLD Region