Ways to Serve Mankind
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
society by adopting needy families.
7. Organising Grama Seva in villages for conducting programmes of total
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
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
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
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
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
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
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.
37. Conducting health check-up camps
and organising health education meets to prevent the spread of
38. Putting up health education exhibitions to provide guidance to people on
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
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
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
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.
57. Setting up schools, colleges and
other educational institutions for providing free value-based education to
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.
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
64. Conducting interfaith meetings to foster love and harmony between
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
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
72. Setting up Sathya Sai Human Values Institutes to train human values
73. Conducting Bhajan classes and
74. Conducting spiritual retreats and Sadhana camps for the spiritual
advancement of people.
75. Conducting functions like Mass Upanayanam to initiate children on
76. Conducting Yajnas for the welfare of the world and promoting the
teaching and learning of Vedas by setting up Vedic schools and honouring
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
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