80 Ways to Serve Mankind

Helping the Less-privileged Sections of Society

1. Organising Narayana Seva by distributing food and clothes to needy people.

2. Organising free food centres for needy people.

3. Providing Amruta Kalasham (bag of food items) to needy families.

4. Providing rugs and blankets during winter season to poor people.

5. Providing Sai Protein to meet the nutritional needs of poor people.

6. Organising systematic poverty alleviation schemes for the most needy sections of society by adopting needy families.

7. Organising Grama Seva in villages for conducting programmes of total village

8. Providing training and means of self-employment to needy people.

9. Providing training and efficient tool kits to plumbers, electricians, carpenters and other trained professional workers to make them self-reliant.

10. Organising self-help groups in villages for maintaining sanitation and for constructing public utility conveniences like approach roads, water storage tanks, bus shelters, etc.

11. Constructing houses / shelters for those who are without shelter.

12. Providing help in repairing of houses for those who live in dilapidated or unsafe houses.

13. Setting up orphanages to take care of destitute children.

14. Setting up old age homes for old people.

15. Organising visits to old age homes to help aged people.

16. Providing drinking water to people in scarcity affected areas by digging wells and setting up water supply schemes in rural and remote areas.

17. Providing electric supply to remote areas which are still without electricity.

18. Organising cleanliness drives in villages.

19. Adopting villages for village uplift programmes.

20. Providing the services of agricultural scientists to farmers at their doorstep to improve the agricultural yield.

21. Conducting mass marriages to save on wasteful expenditure on marriages.

22. Organising rehabilitation programmes for homeless street children.

23. Providing tricycles to physically challenged  persons to make them mobile.

24. Conducting Seva camps during religious fairs for providing sanitation, medical aid and guidance to pilgrims.

25. Conducting youth camps to guide the youth on the path of Seva and spirituality.

26. Conducting youth camps to provide training in disaster management.

27. Organising disaster management during calamities like floods, earthquakes, etc., for saving lives of people.

28. Organising relief measures for the rehabilitation of victims of disasters.

29. Setting up small-scale village industries for providing employment to villagers, especially the housewives to utilise their spare time and increase the income of the family.

30. Providing electronic devices like iCARE developed by Sathya Sai Organisation of Arizona (U.S.A.) to help the visually challenged persons to read books and to identify people.

31. Helping the villagers to make water safe for drinking by chlorination of wells and water tanks.

32. Setting up agricultural institutes for training the children of farmers in better techniques of farming.

33. Providing value-based education to students for proper use of water and other natural resources so as to avoid wastage.

34. Organising tree plantation drives for planting more trees to combat deforestation.

35. Conducting surveys in villages for providing need-based services to the villagers.

36. Organising Bhajans, meditation and lectures in jails for the reformation of the inmates.

Healthcare for all

37. Conducting health check-up camps and organising health education meets to prevent the  spread of diseases.

38. Putting up health education exhibitions to provide guidance to people on health education.

39. Organising medical camps for providing free medicare to underprivileged sections of society in villages, urban slums and remote areas.

40. Setting up free "homoeopathic, ayurvedic and allopathic dispensaries to dispense medicines to needy people.

41. Setting up hospitals for providing free medical treatment to less privileged sections of society.

42. Setting up hospices for terminally ill patients like the one set up by the Sathya Sai Seva Organisation of Sri Lanka.

43. Organising malaria eradication programmes like the Sainet Project started by the Sai Organisation in Kenya.

44. Organising visits to spastic homes to help spastic children.

45. Setting up leprosy home for rehabilitating lepers and providing treatment to them.

46. Setting up schools for deaf and dumb children for their rehabilitation. One single act of service offered to the God whom you visualise in another is worth all the years of yearning for God.

47.Providing hearing aids and spectacles to needy people.

48. Providing artificial limbs to needy physically challenged people.

49. Organising medical help and counselling to mentally challenged people.

50. Setting up schools for the visually challenged.

51. Monitoring and improving the health and nutritional needs of expecting mothers.

52. Providing health check-ups in schools and colleges for students.

53. Organising special medical camps for drug de- addiction and freedom from bad habits like smoking.

54. Visiting hospitals and distributing gifts with humility and love to patients on various festive occasions.

55. Conducting free veterinary camps for treating domestic animals in rural areas.

56. Providing the services of livestock experts to villagers at their doorstep for improving the health of the livestock, and for the eradication of diseases of the livestock.

Education for all

57. Setting up schools, colleges and other educational institutions for providing free value-based education to students.

58. Conducting literacy classes to eradicate illiteracy in rural areas, urban slums and other backward areas.

59. Providing scholarships, books and other teaching and reading material to needy school children.

60. Conducting free coaching classes for helping needy students.

61. Constructing buildings for schools in villages with the help and cooperation of villagers. 

Moral and Spiritual Regeneration of Mankind

62. Conducting Bal Vikas classes for providing education in human values to children.

63. Conducting seminars to provide value-orientation to school and college teachers.

64. Conducting interfaith meetings to foster love and harmony between followers of different religions.

65. Conducting summer courses on Indian Culture and Spirituality to spread awareness about Bharat's cultural and spiritual heritage.

66. Setting up forums of professionals like lawyers, professors, businessmen, doctors to provide value-orientation to professionals.

67. Setting up exhibitions to spread the teachings of Bhagavan on social service, village uplift and for spreading the values like Sathya, Dharma, Santhi, Prema, Ahimsa in society.

68. Conducting Pallaki Seva (palanquin processions) and Nagar Sankirtan in villages, towns and cities for the spiritual regeneration of people,

69. Spreading awareness about the need of values in society through Ratha Yatra, seminars, conferences, etc.

70. Organising cultural activities like dramas, Burra Katha to spread values among people.

71. Holding exhibitions and seminars on Sathya Sai Parenting to educate the parents how to inculcate values in children.

72. Setting up Sathya Sai Human Values Institutes to train human values teachers.

73. Conducting Bhajan classes and Bhajan centres.

74. Conducting spiritual retreats and Sadhana camps for the spiritual advancement of people.

75. Conducting functions like Mass Upanayanam to initiate children on spiritual path.

76. Conducting Yajnas for the welfare of the world and promoting the teaching and learning of Vedas by setting up Vedic schools and honouring Vedic  scholars.

77. Publishing books and magazines and producing films to make people aware of the humanitarian work of Bhagavan.

78. Producing serials on the Life and Message of Bhagavan for broadcasting to educate people about the ideals of Bhagavan like "Love All Serve All".

79. Producing ACD's VCD's, DVD's on the teachings of Bhagavan to spread values  in society.

80. Holding meetings at local, national and international levels to propagate the ideals of morality, ethics, spirituality taught by Bhagavan.

Sourced: Sanathana Sarathi Pgs 370-373 November 2005

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