N e w s L e t t e r s
Year 2011 summary and news letter
Om Sri Sai Ram
Since its inception, Students of Sai (fondly S.O.S.), has been spreading the message of our beloved Bhagawaan through events big and small. The events, though being driven by a solemn motto, are never bereft of fun and frolic. Here is an update of the events S.O.S took up in the year 2011.
Farewell to retiring teachers
We started this year by bidding warm and emotional adieu to our beloved Savitri teacher and Rajyalakshmi teacher who retired on the 30th of June. The event included presenting our teachers with tokens of our love and a few of us had the chance of expressing our gratitude in words to them. All of us received bountiful blessings from our gurus.
Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini
Sri Sathya Sai Vidya Vahini, Swami’s pet project, is the renaissance of the contemporary education. A team of volunteers from all across the globe put aside a lot of their work and came forward to serve Swami through this initiative and were involved in making power-point presentations, lesson plans and web hosting. These documents are infused with value-based curriculum that will be sent all over the world for the dissemination of Educare along with education.
Swami’s birthday is always a time to celebrate and spread joy to our fellow beings. Students of Sai took up two service activities for the occasion. The first activity was willed by Him on the 20th of November when two groups of students visited the PAPA home (an orphanage) and the juvenile home. They interacted with the inmates, distributed samosas and other items they needed. All the volunteers who went there came back home with eyes filled with tears of joy and the warmth of brotherly love brimming in their hearts. The second activity was on Swamis birthday, 23rd November. A group of students visited the Prema Samajam (an orphanage and an old age home located at Dabagardens). The students spoke to the inmates there and distributed Prasadam. On the request of the inmates, they also did Bhajans.
Career Guidance Workshop
A career guidance workshop was organized by S.O.S on the 24th of December to help out their juniors to choose the right track so that they can not only winners, but also be achievers. The volunteers who came in from different batches of our school coordinated the events as one big team. It was a wonderful sight to see all the volunteers helping out each other in making the arrangements. The following careers were discussed: hotel management, architecture, teaching, multimedia, commerce, fashion designing, engineering, journalism, entrepreneurship and careers at Puttaparthi. Our teachers and the parents greatly appreciated this.
The year was thus eventful, enthusiastic and energetic and we look forward to better ones in the future.