Service Wing

 

Bhagawan says “Service is the highest spiritual exercise for God himself takes human form and comes down to serve mankind and lead it to the ideals it has ignored.

The Purpose of human birth itself is to do Seva. It is for serving others till the last breath that this noble life is given to us. You must try to find out the nature of suffering undergone by your brethren and make efforts to remove It and afford relief to the best of your ability and capacity. Then only will God become the resident of your heart.

011Service (seva) is one of the three wings of the Sai Organisation – the other two being Spiritual and Education Wings. Bhagawan in every message and discourse has conveyed the importance of serving others and expressing the joy and happiness that one derives through the act of serving others. Therefore, the purpose of the wing is to serve selflessly and silently with the feeling of oneness toward every individual, community and humanity and to offer every act to God. There are five qualifications for selfless service – a pure heart, intention of charity, love, selflessness and attitude.

There are, 1,50,000 plus sevadal volunteers across the country in addition to 75,000 registered youth. Equivalent to the population of a small nation, the team believes that the biggest changes are brought about in the smallest groups. They go about making a difference, changing people’s attitude, heart and course of their lives for the better through their unswerving dedication and love.

Two aspects define the service activities for the state organisations, one is the “Prashanti Seva” rendered by the sevadals at Prashanti Nilayam and the second is the service done by them in their respective states.

The array of opportunities for selfless service that the Sri Sathya Sai Organisation makes available to the sevadal is mind-boggling. Regular “Narayana Seva” (feeding the hungry), medical camps, service to the elderly, special service at chance and leprosy wards, antenatal care in slum areas, organising scribes for the visually challenged, maintain order, during festivals, educating street urchin, both pre and post-operative assistance for cataract surgery patients, blood donations camps and organising blood donors, distribution of prosthetics and tickles to physically challenged, skill training to women from weaker sections of society, planning and running skill schools for the rural youth, conducting cattle camps for the rural livestock, providing drinking water and sanitation facilities for small rural hamlets are just some of the noteworthy avenues for Sri Sathya Sai Sevadal. The jewel in the crown of all these is the Sri Sathya Sai Village integrated programme (SSSVIP). This is a rare opportunity of serving the rural poor through a systematic and integrated approach in the areas of medicare, sociocare, educare, agricare, individual care, employment care and spiritual care.

The SSSVIP – Sri Sathya Sai Village integrated programme was formulated after a primary survey was conducted in 113 villages of the 013East Godavari District in Andhra Pradesh where an extensive list of problems afflicting different aspects of the tribal population was prepared. This problem complex formed the basis for formulating the core areas of activity and proposed objectives under each core are. The areas of activity were formulated with an aim of bringing about holistic transformation of individual lives and community living, by attacking the root cause of the persistent problems. This SSSVIP programme could aptly be termed the “SAI lent revolution”

In each state, the service wing identifies the needy communities of the society and conducts activities accordingly.

Rendering selfless service or seva is best described in Swami’s words “Seva eppudu kashtapadi cheya vaddu, ishtapadi cheyali”, meaning ‘Never render service as an exertion, but do it with linking’. Seva should be done with a feeling of empathy and not superficial pity.

What motivates the sevadals to wake up early on a Sunday morning, travel 50-100 km in the dust, and walk miles under the scorching sun to serve the people living in mountains, villages or slums? It is nothing but the smile on the face of the beneficiaries at the end of 012the activity that gives them that much-needed energy to come gain the next Sunday. After all it is a place where Love is personified.

Bhagawan has not just defined for all of us but has shown us the how. The Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation takes inspiration from His life to do as directed by the Divine Master.

The Service wing’s efforts is through ACTION – working at all times to live up to the motto of the SSSSO – “Transforming Self to Transform the World”

View Latest Service Wing Activities Below:

 

Transforming The Tribals-Visakhapatnam

Place: Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh State-India (these tribal mini water project works started in 2007 and continuing till now in 2017)  Introduction: The tribals in Visakhapatnam district live in bamboo huts and survive on roots and tubers of the forest,...

Flood Relief by Disaster Management Team-Chennai

Sri Sathya Sai Disaster Management Team, Tamil Nadu has rendered services during Chennai Flood in four levels as A B C D..  1) Actual Rescue during the floods with the support of temporary floods, boat, human chain etc. :Due to the vigorous down pour the majority...

Mobile Medicare-Maharashtra & Goa

Place: Maharashtra & Goa States-India Introduction: Health is the real wealth and without proper health nothing can be done and anything to achieve in life one needs a perfect health and this depends upon many factors. If one is born fortunately in a good wealthy...

Mission of Love -Odisha

Place: Bhubaneswar-Odisha State-India Introduction: Pure love clubbed with self-less service can cure any disease and it is the power of love which can transform any individual and most of the ailments and diseases can be cured by soothing words and showing love...

Help to Leprosy Patients- Manipur

Place: Imphal west District, Manipur State–India Introduction: Leprosy is disease which effects mainly fingers and toes and the persons affected with it are unable to do any work including taking food as the primary holding organs, fingers are in deformed condition....

Skilling Rural Youth

Sri Sathya Sai Rural Vocational Training Centers National Initiative of SSSSO Skilling Rural youth   Aum Sri Sairam Mission Objective: To train unemployed youth from villages of VIP and surrounding areas in multi skills which are needed in the rural areas. To...

A Touch with Heart-Continuing Care

Place: Kerala State, India Introduction: Any patient regains full health after his/her operation in any part of the body but utmost care has to be taken post-operative period and any negligence or careless ness would lead to a dangerous situation and that may turn out...

Village Integrated Program in Kerala

Place: Kerala State, India Introduction: Many of the villages in India have common problem of poverty, poor educational facilities, lack of consistent income and un-hygiene condition etc. and needs an integrated approach to find some solutions for these and help the...

Rural Service Centers

Place: Karnataka State-India Introduction: As Mahatma Gandhi, the father of India said India lives in rural areas and it is the real development when these villagers are served and looked after of their needs. Any progress is possible if it is planned and executed on...

Self-less Long term Services

Place: Punjab State-India Spiritual Initiation: Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation, Punjab was formed in 1970 with a membership of about 300 devotees. The active memberships, with the passage of time swelled to about 8200 now and Sri Sathya Sai Seva Samithis, to start...

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