Training Name of the Event Date(s) of Event (DD/MM/YYYY)
1.Tailoring training to earthquake victim ladies 1-Aug-2016
No. of SSIO Volunteers Involved No. of Non Members Involved  No of People Served/ Attendees
 12  5 27
Activity/Event Summary: SSSION selected 27 ladies from Baluwa village for a 3 months’ tailoring training for livelihood. This village was hit hard by the earthquake in 2015. To facilitate the training, SSSION provided 7 sewing machines and hired a local trainer. The training was conducted in one of the rooms of Azad School of Baluwa. In the opening ceremony on August 1st, the deputy chairperson of SSSION distributed tailoring essentials such as threads, scissors, measuring tapes, marking chalk, needles, etc. to each trainee. At the end of the opening ceremony, prasadam and photo of Bhagawan Baba were distributed. A total of 12 Sai volunteers and 5 local volunteers were present during the opening ceremony. SSSION has decided to donate one sewing machine to each of the ladies after the completion of the training program.
Training Name of the Event Date(s) of Event (DD/MM/YYYY)
1.Tailoring training in Pokhara 1-Aug-2016
No. of SSIO Volunteers Involved No. of Non Members Involved  No of People Served/ Attendees
6
Activity/Event Summary: In similar news, SSSION has started a 3 months’ tailoring training for 6 ladies at Nadipur, Pokhara. Thus altogether 33 ladies are currently receiving the training at aforementioned two locations.
Spiritual Name of the Event Date(s) of Event (DD/MM/YYYY)
2. Nine Point Code of Conduct orientation 6-Aug-2016
No. of SSIO Volunteers Involved No. of Non Members Involved  No of People Served/ Attendees
140 140
Activity/Event Summary: Each Sai Center and Bhajan Group organizes an orientation program to highlight the Nine Point Code of Conducts given by Swami for His devotees to follow and practice. This is done on a regular basis to inform new devotees and to remind devotees with prior knowledge. SSS Centers Chabahil and Minbhavan, both in Kathmandu, organized such a program on August 6. Altogether 140 Sai devotees attended the event at these two venues.
Spiritual and Service Name of the Event Date(s) of Event (DD/MM/YYYY)
3. Public Bhajan 8-Aug-2016
No. of SSIO Volunteers Involved No. of Non Members Involved  No of People Served/ Attendees
15 25 725
Activity/Event Summary: On August 8 SSSION organized a public bhajan session at the premises of Sri Dattatraya Temple in Bhaktapur city (Region 3). A total of 700 Sai devotees and locals attended the program that concluded with Mangal Aarati to Bhagawan and distribution of prasadam.
Training Name of the Event Date(s) of Event (DD/MM/YYYY)
4. Skills Development Exhibition 13-Aug-2016
No. of SSIO Volunteers Involved No. of Non Members Involved  No of People Served/ Attendees
50 25 800
Activity/Event Summary: On August 13, the Ladies Wing organized a Skill Development Exhibition at Sri Sathya Sai Centre, Narayanchaur in Kathmandu. More than 800 people visited the exhibition to view the display of beads, cotton wicks, pickles, shopping bags, woolen socks, caps, sweaters and homemade sweets. All these items were prepared by ladies from 23 Sathya Sai Centers and Bhajan Groups. There were altogether 33 food and art and craft stalls in the exhibition.
Education Name of the Event Date(s) of Event (DD/MM/YYYY)
5. Art and Creative Writing program 20-Aug-2016
No. of SSIO Volunteers Involved No. of Non Members Involved  No of People Served/ Attendees
25 5 590
Activity/Event Summary: SSSION organized Bal Srijanatmak Karyakram (Creative Writing Program) for SSE children on August 20 at Kathmandu. A total of 390 Bal Vikas students competed in essay writing, art, poetry, elocution, quiz and bhajan singing. The top 3 children were awarded with medals and certificates. All other participants received certificates of participation. There were approximately 200 audience members and judges.
Service Name of the Event Date(s) of Event (DD/MM/YYYY)
6.Service to Flood victims 1-Aug-2016 and 7-Aug-2016
No. of SSIO Volunteers Involved No. of Non Members Involved  No of People Served/ Attendees
15 80
Activity/Event Summary: Many villages were damaged by flooding in Sunsari district of eastern Tarai. On August 1st, SSSION volunteers rushed to help the victims. They handed over clothes, mattresses, mosquito nets, and food packets to 60 families. Each food packet weighed 15 Kg and consisted of raw rice, beaten rice, puffed rice, onion, salt, noodles and biscuits. They also distributed tarpaulins to 35 families and tents to 25 families. On August 7, they served 20 families in similar manner.
Training Name of the Event Date(s) of Event (DD/MM/YYYY)
7.Photography training 6-Aug-2016
No. of SSIO Volunteers Involved No. of Non Members Involved  No of People Served/ Attendees
10 30
Activity/Event Summary: On August 6 SSSION media team organized a short photography training session at SSS Center in Kathmandu. Mr. Rajendra Krishna Manandhar , was the expert trainer. Brother Shrestha is a professional film maker and also a Sai devotee. A group of 30 Sai volunteers (working in various media activities) benefitted from this training.
Education Name of the Event Date(s) of Event (DD/MM/YYYY)
8. District Level Spiritual Quiz Contest 19-Aug-2016
No. of SSIO Volunteers Involved No. of Non Members Involved  No of People Served/ Attendees
20 10 30
Activity/Event Summary: SSSION organized a district level spiritual quiz contest at Surkhet on August 19th. Five schools from the area participated in the event.
Service Name of the Event Date(s) of Event (DD/MM/YYYY)
9. Temple cleaning 19-Aug-2016
No. of SSIO Volunteers Involved No. of Non Members Involved  No of People Served/ Attendees
20 500
Activity/Event Summary: On the occasion of the holy month of Shrawan SSSION organized a program to clean Sri Kedareshwor temple at Simalchaur in Pokhara. A strong group of 20 Sai volunteers prepared and distributed prasadam to the pilgrims, and then cleaned the temple and its premises.
Training Name of the Event Date(s) of Event (DD/MM/YYYY)
10. Teachers training 5-6-Aug-2016
No. of SSIO Volunteers Involved No. of Non Members Involved  No of People Served/ Attendees
3 85
Activity/Event Summary: A one and a half day teacher’s training program was organized by SSSION at Kawasoti (Region 6) on the 5th and 6th of August.
Spiritual Name of the Event Date(s) of Event (DD/MM/YYYY)
11. Sri Krishna Janmastami 25-Aug-2016
No. of SSIO Volunteers Involved No. of Non Members Involved  No of People Served/ Attendees
Activity/Event Summary: Sai Centers and Bhajan Groups throughout the country celebrated the advent of Lord Krishna on the day of Sri Krishna Janmastami. The day was observed with Nagarsankirtan at early hours in the morning and bhajans in the evening. Many of the centers actually continued the bhajans from evening till midnight.
Spiritual Name of the Event Date(s) of Event (DD/MM/YYYY)
12. Sadhana Camps 5-6/26-27-Aug-2016
No. of SSIO Volunteers Involved No. of Non Members Involved  No of People Served/ Attendees
35 350
Activity/Event Summary: SSSION organized a day and a half Sadhana camp at Narayanghat (Region 4) on the 5th and 6th of August. A total of 100 people were present on this occasion. SSSION organized a similar camp at Nala, Kathmandu on the 26th and 27th of August. This event was attended by 254 Sai devotees. At both of these camps, emphasis was given on following the Nine Code of Conducts.
Service Name of the Event Date(s) of Event (DD/MM/YYYY)
13. Service at Home for the Deaf
No. of SSIO Volunteers Involved No. of Non Members Involved  No of People Served/ Attendees
15 15
Activity/Event Summary: Fifteen SSE children cleaned a house and the premises of a Home for the Deaf at Simalchaur in Pokhara. The dedicated volunteers also washed the clothes of 15 inmates.
Service Name of the Event Date(s) of Event (DD/MM/YYYY)
14. Service in Prisons 31-Aug-2016
No. of SSIO Volunteers Involved No. of Non Members Involved  No of People Served/ Attendees
60 5 1720
Activity/Event Summary: On the occasion of Father’s day, on 31st of August, SSSION served prasadam to 1000 male and female inmates and 20 administrative staff of the Central Jail of Kathmandu and Dhulikhel prison. Sai Bhajans followed, which the inmates patiently attended. A brief talk was given on life and message of Bhagavan Baba by one of the office bearers of the SSSION. On the same occasion, in another jail at Bharatpur (Region 4) SSSION organized a Bhajan session and served prasadam to 700 prisoners. A brief talk on the law of karma was delivered by Dr. Narottam Upadhayay.
Service Name of the Event Date(s) of Event (DD/MM/YYYY)
15. Service in Hari Talika Teej 31-Aug-2016
No. of SSIO Volunteers Involved No. of Non Members Involved  No of People Served/ Attendees
30 6 398
Activity/Event Summary: The women wing of SSSION celebrated Hari Talika Teej (a special festival of the ladies) on August 31stby serving delicious lunch to 350 inmates and 50 administrative staff of the only female prison in Kathmandu. Special bhajan was organized which the inmates patiently attended. Bangles, beads and bindis, symbols of conjugal life, were also distributed to all of them. On the same occasion at another place, 48 inmates of a prison at Simalchaur, Pokhara were given the gifts of bangles, beads etc. The love and care with which the Sai sevadal served reminded the inmates of the good old days that brought tears in the eyes of some. It was a very emotional moment indeed.
Youth Name of the Event Date(s) of Event (DD/MM/YYYY)
16. A video show on World Youth Festival 2016
No. of SSIO Volunteers Involved No. of Non Members Involved  No of People Served/ Attendees
10 70
Activity/Event Summary: SSSION organized a video show highlighting the World Youth Festival that took place at Puttaparthi earlier this year. An excited group of 70 Sai volunteers were present to watch and enjoy.
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