Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Medical Screening - St.Joseph's Home

Eye Test
Doctors examining the children
Children waiting to be attended to
Dispensing of medicine

  We carried out a medical screening for 43 children from St. Joseph's Home on Sunday, 13th January. The screening included eye tests, weight and height monitoring, hair lice checks as well as a medical check-up by two doctors from Penang General Hospital.  General medicine and vitamins were also dispensed to those children who require them.  Ten volunteers from the Centre assisted in the screening.

Weekly Seva (No. 27)

This week (12 January 2019), apart from serving dinner to the old folks, we also organized a haircutting session for them at 4 p.m.  Five of our volunteers were on hand to give the aunties and uncles a "new look"!

Thanks to Swami's grace, we are also very happy to find a place in the home for an old devotee, Bro. Koh who is in his seventies.  He recently suffered a bad fall and had to be hospitalised for a few days.  We wish him a pleasant stay at the home.

Tuesday, January 8, 2019

Visit of Singapore Devotees

We were very happy to welcome ten of our Singapore Sai brothers and sisters who paid us a visit last Sunday, 6th January.  The group was led by Bro. Jon who shared with us his experiences with Sai after the bhajan.  The group was on a four day visit to Penang.

Monday, January 7, 2019


 Our English tuition classes resumed on Sunday, 6 January with the beginning of the new school term for 2019.  We were happy to welcome back our young students, although only 10 turned up.  Nevertheless, we carried on with our English grammar, storytelling and singing lessons.

Simultaneously, another group of our volunteers were at the Home for the Infirm and Aged to provide our usual monthly haircutting services.

Jai Sai Ram!

Thursday, January 3, 2019

Fellowship Night


We had an enjoyable fellowship night on New Year's Eve to usher in the new year and bid farewell to 2018.  After the potluck dinner, we gathered to watch the video "The Little Buddha".  We also chanted Swami's Ashtottaram and the Gayatri Mantra before the countdown to the new year.

We pray for Swami's blessings for a peaceful, healthy and happy new year!
Jai Sai Ram!

Saturday, December 29, 2018

Christmas at NED

Ho Ho Ho - Merry Christmas!
Christmas Message by Sis. Agnes
Arathi by Bro. Mahendran

Our Christmas bhajan began at 10 a.m. with the joyous singing of bhajans, devotional songs and Christmas carols.  After prayers and the Christmas message, Santa Claus made his appearance to the delight of the children and distributed presents to both young and old. About 70 devotees, family members and friends were present for the morning's celebrations.  Also present were SSIOM President, Bro.Mahendran who delivered a short address, and Penang State Co-ordinator, Bro. Tan.  The morning ended with light refreshments for all.

Weekly Seva (No. 24)

It was a double celebration at the Home on Saturday, 22nd December - Christmas and Winter Solstice!  We had a Christmas carols sing-a-long with the old folks after which two Christian ladies of the Home cut a cake which was distributed to all.  We served veg noodles for dinner, followed by "kuih ee" (glutinous rice balls) and cookies.  We are glad we were able to bring some Christmas joy to these simple old people and hope they will be blessed with good health and happiness for the rest of their lives.

Monday, December 24, 2018

Sunday, December 16, 2018

Weekly Seva (No. 23)

Early morning exercise

This week, in addition to the Saturday dinner, we also made an extra serving of breakfast on Sunday morning. Our volunteers were at the home at around 7 a.m. to do exercises together with the old folks. They then served breakfast of fried beehoon and homemade buns at 8 a.m.

Sunday, December 9, 2018

Weekly Seva (No.22)

We are very happy to see this Saturday that Uncle Beng's health has improved.  Since doing the exercises introduced by one of our volunteers, he can now stand and walk better!  

Dinner for this week: Tofu with pumpkin, bean sprouts
and beetroot soup with mixed veg/tofu

This Sunday, 9th December we had a short exercise session with the old folks before serving them breakfast .  We are also happy to see that Aunty Jeewa, who seldom talks, is feeling better and actually greeted our volunteer "Good Morning" for the first time.

Feeding Aunty Jeewa

May Swami continue to shower His blessings on all the uncles and aunties here!