Wednesday, June 15, 2016

32nd A.G.M.

The 32nd Annual General Meeting of NED Centre was held on Sunday, 12th June 2016 at 8.15 p.m. Penang State Co-ordinator, Bro. Tan Kim Teik and Dy. State Co-ordinator, Bro. Saravanan were present to witness the proceedings.  

Bro. Lee Yew Khun, Bro. Lim Soon Kheng and Bro. Ong Lean Hong were unanimously re-elected as Chairman, Secretary and Treasurer respectively for the term 2016/2018.  The existing Hon.Internal Auditors, Bro. Gan Boon Teong and Bro. Alan Chew were also re-elected to remain in office for another term.  There was no change in the Wing Co-ordinators except for the appointment of Sis. Koo Mei Yeen as SCA Co-ordinator. 

Bro. Tan Kim Teik gave a short address before the meeting concluded at 9.30 p.m.

A total of 31 members attended the meeting. 


Thursday, May 26, 2016

Wesak Day Celebrations

Wesak Day this year fell on Saturday, 21st May.  To celebrate the occasion, we held prayers at the Centre which was followed by the bathing of the Lord Buddha.  More than fifty devotees attended.

"Beyond the darkness there is light,
Beyond  the ignorance there is wisdom,
May the Lord Buddha guide us to the path of glory!"

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Happy Wesak Day

May all sentient beings receive the blessings of the Triple Gem 
and be happy and free from suffering!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Mother's Day with the Old

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.

Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Mother's Day Celebration

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.

"Mother's love lives on forever ...."

Presentation of flowers to the ladies

Two happy ladies

Ladies offering Arathi

Group Photo

Monday, May 9, 2016

Meal for the Poor

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.

Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Haircutting Service

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. 

Saturday, April 30, 2016

Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam 2016

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.

Some pictures from the gratitude programme


State Wanita Sadhana Camp

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.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Sri Ram Navami

The holy festival of Sri Ram Navami fell on Friday, 15th April this year. Our prayers began at 8 p.m. commencing with the recitation of Namavali followed by bhajans and Sai mantras.