Saibaba announces drinking water scheme for Krishna, Godavari
Friday July 22
2005 12:47 IST
ANANTAPUR: As Guru Poornima gift, Saibaba
announced that he would slake the thirst of the people of
Krishna district who had been suffering from drinking water
On the occasion of Guru Poornima, a special programme was
organised at Sai Kulwant hall in Prashanti Nilayam at
Puttaparti. On such occasions normally, Saibaba delvers
religious discourse. But today Saibaba took the audience by
pleasant surprise by announcing that he would leave no stone
unturned in providing drinking water to the people of upland
areas of Krishna and twin Godavari districts.
Whatever be the expenses, Saibaba said he would complete the
The drinking water project in West Godavari district was
completed, Saibaba said and added that former engineer Kondala
Rao would inaugurate it tomorrow. In his discourse, Saibaba
announced that he would provide potable water to 10 lakh
people in the Godavari districts and said water, like air, was
a sine qua non of life. Serving poor people is more important
than spiritual programmes, Baba said. He would give priority
to the problems faced by the poor people.
Saibaba revealed that the Maoists tried to stop the survey
that was undertaken as part the water scheme. When the Maoists
were told that the survey was meant to provide drinking water
to the upland area people of Godavari districts, undertaken by
Saibaba, Maoists extended cooperation and gave suggestions for
improvement of the scheme, Saibaba said.
World famous music director Betahak and musicians from 17
countries mesmerised the devotees by their performances. The
students of Satya Sai educational institutions staged Lava-Kusa
play and narrated the story of Ramayan.
Tourisn Minister J Geeta Reddy, Moulana Bahuvuddin from
Israel, Ravi David, spiritualist Anne Baker from New York and
devotees from various nations were present.
It was surprising that many devotees from Karnataka took part.
Baba spent less time this year in giving discourse.
KATHMANDU, July 21: Satya Sai Centre, Kathmandu “Chaitanyajyoti’ organised
free health camp on the occasion of the 80th Birth Anniversary of the Sai
Baba and Guru Purnima or the Teacher’s Day here today.
A total of 419 patients, including 200 elderly persons of the Pashupati
Old Age Home and Nisahaya Sewa Sadan, Santinagar along with 219 local
residents suffering from ailments related to gynecology, pediatrics, ENT,
opthalmology, orthopedics and neurology received medical treatment during
the health camp.
Also rendering assistance during the camp were senior doctors and medical
personnel of Tribhuvan University Teaching Hospital and Bir Hospital in
which free medicines were distributed to the patients.
ICWA rankers owe their success to hard work and God’s
July 22 2005 12:27 IST
VIJAYAWADA: Continuous and constant
monitoring by parents and teachers is a must for achieving
ranks, feels V Radhika, ICWA national-level first ranker. She
stood first in getting a rank in ICWA before completing degree
She attributed her success to the guidance of the Modern
Academy where she studied. Daughter of S Viswanathan, area
manager of a medical company and M Asha, a teacher of
Atkinson, she completed her plus two education at Atkinson
High School here.
She used to participate in debate competitions and stood first
in her class throughout her career and won gold medal at
national level in ICWA stage-II examination. Before completing
her degree, she bagged a national level first rank in ICWA for
the first time in the history of ICWA.
Radhika, also a gold medallist in Hindi Praveena, is well
versed in rendering slokas and interested in reading story
Her class mate PL Sirisha also bagged national-level sixth
rank in ICWA. Completing her B.Com degree in Satya Sai
Educational Institutions in Puttparthi, Sirisha daughter of P
Jwala Lakshmi, a Canara Bank employee here, pursued her ICWA
study here. She feels that one should concentrate on studies
for achieving their goal by working hard.
Interestingly both the girls were picked up by Coca-Cola
company and posted them as trainee executive officers. Both
the friends who had a strong belief in god’s grace are leaving
for Gurgoan to undergo training.