In conjunction with Mother's Day, we hosted a vegetarian lunch for the residents of the Silver Jubilee Home for the Aged, Sg.Dua on Sunday, 15th May. We began with prayers after which we served lunch in the medical wards and community hall. A group of line dancers also entertained the residents. The Home which was established in 1935 presently houses 156 residents.
The Wanita Wing organised a Mother's Day celebration at the Centre on Sunday, 8th May. The evening's programme began with bhajans followed by Swami's Divine Message by the Chairman, a Mother's Day message by the Wanita Co-ordinator, the screening of a video on Mother Teresa and the presentation of flowers to all ladies by the Asst. State Wanita Co-ordinator. The ladies also had the privilege of offering Arathi to Swami.. The evening ended with refreshments for all.
On Thursday, 5th May, we sponsored a vegetarian meal at The Lighthouse, a drop-in centre for the poor and hungry. The food was cooked by one of our ladies. About 70-80 people were served on this occasion.
A small group of volunteers from the Centre provide haircutting and shaving services for the aged at the Penang Home of the Infirm and Aged, Jalan Masjid Negeri on the first Sunday of each month. An average of 30-40 residents of the Home are attended to on each visit. The Home which was established in 1963, houses the destitute and aged who require care, treatment and nursing.
Since 2011, 24th April has become a significant day for all Sai devotees. On this memorable day, we remember our beloved Matha, Pitha, Sadguru with heartfelt thanks and gratitude for having given us His boundless love and grace during His divine presence on earth.
Our prayers at the Centre began with Namavali followed by bhajans and devotional songs. A video "Sri Sathya Sai: The Eternal Dissolves into Eternity" was then screened. A gratitude programme followed next with seven devotees expressing their love, devotion and gratitude to Bhagawan. Chairman, Bro.Y.K.Lee read the divine message for the evening.
The Penang State Wanita Sadhana Camp was held at Gelugor Centre on Saturday, 23rd April 2016. A total of 82 ladies from the Sai centres and bhajan units in Penang and Kedah attended. The Camp was conducted by a team from Central Council, namely Sis. Nalini, Aunty Jegadeva, Sis. Vijaya and Bro. Suresh Govind.
The Camp opened with Penang State Regional Co-ordinator, Bro. Tan Kim Teik's welcome address. Sis. Nalini spoke on "Creative Approach to Life" followed by "Challenges in Life" by Aunty Jegadeva. Sis. Vijaya spoke on the Light Programme.
After lunch, Bro. Suresh Govind gave an inspiring talk on "The Power of Shaktis".
The Camp ended at 4.15 p.m. with Arathi. Nine ladies from NED Centre participated in the Camp.
We observed the holy festival of Maha Shivarathri on the evening of 7th March with bhajans and prayers beginning at 8 p.m..and concluding at 11 p.m.
“The lesson of Shivarathri is that devotees should foster good and sacred thoughts. They should be filled with godly thoughts. They should seek to become one with the Divine by reflecting on their inherent divinity. If you constantly chant the name of God, God realization will come in due course."