On 20 March 2019 the SSIO attended a special event organised by the Australian Red Cross Blood Service NSW to honour blood donation contributions provided by members of by organisations involved in their Red25 programme. The SSIO’s drive styled ‘Liquid Love’ received an Achievement Award for our contributions during 2018. This is an ongoing potentially life-saving service project commenced some years ago.
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The different religions of the world are paths to achievement of union of the individual with the Divine in whatever name that is used to define that concept. The SSIO, a multi-faith spiritual organisation, honours the different religions and celebrates some of their significant holy days as method of fostering tolerance, understanding and inclusion. One such significant event is the Hindu religion’s Maha Shivarathi, a night dedicated to God know as Shiva. The night is traditionally observed as one in which concentration on God in different ways is observed from sunset to sunrise the next day. This year, Maha Shivarathri falls on the night of Monday, 4 March. This event will be observed by a number of regions and individual groups and all are welcome to attend any of the celebrations
The Sathya Sai International Organisation of Australia & PNG is a regular contributor to the Clean Up Australia Campaign. The objectives of the campaign sit well with the philosophies of the organisation of community selfless service and a responsibility for our environment based on gratitude for all the benefits nature and society bestows on us. This year the campaign falls on Sunday, 4 March 2019.
The Go Green Conference, a conference that focused on environmental responsibility as an important element of spirituality, held in Prasanthi Nilayam in July 2018 saw the launch of another global ‘Serve the Planet’ initiative by the SSIO – a ‘Mobile Phone Recycling Project’.
Victoria East Region of the SSIO has been supporting this worthy service program for the last 7 years. Volunteers pack ‘shoe boxes’ with Christmas gifts to be distributed to children in developing counties. Packing will take place on Saturday, 28 October 2017. All welcome to assist.
Different Regions and groups of the Sathya Sai International Organisation of Australia & PNG will have groups participating in the National Tree Day event, an event carried out nationally to plant trees and other vegetation for environmental and social benefits to our country. The event this year is close to our celebrations of Guru Poornima and consequently, some tree planting activities will not be scheduled on the same date. All are welcome to join our groups in their individual projects.
Calling all workers!!! the Service Wing of the Sathya Sai International Organisation of Australia & PNG is organising a working bee to carry out regular maintenance work on the two campuses of the Sathya Sai College at Murwillumbah NSW over the weekend of 14 & 15 July.
Sai Baba says, “The body has to be carefully and tenderly fostered; It is a precious gift, a very complicated but well-coordinated machine, given for achieving a laudable task” (Sathya Sai Speaks 16.10.1974). In order to create an awareness of mind-related illness, Health Professional from ACT will be conducting a workshop on Mental Health.