Saturday, October 3, 2015

Medical Screening

Two of the children being checked by the doctors

Eye Test

Checking for hair lice. .. luckily no creepy crawlies!

Dispensing the medication

Taking the deworming medicine isn't that bad after all!

Preparing refreshments for the children

Two of the children enjoying their kueh

Members of NED conducted a medical screening for 15 children from the Children's Protection Society (CPS)  on Saturday, 26th September 2015 at 2.30 p.m.  CPS is a home for neglected and/or abandoned children between the ages of 5 and 16.

The tests we carried out included eye test, weight and height monitoring and hair lice check.  Two doctors from the Penang General Hospital also conducted a medical checkup on the children.  Medication and vitamins were dispensed to those who required them.  The Home's supervisor was also informed of those children who needed spectacles.

The children were treated to refreshments on the conclusion of the screening.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Double Celebration

It was a double celebration at NED Centre on the evening of Sunday, 27th September 2015 as devotees gathered for the holy festival of Shirdi Sai Jayanti and the Mooncake Festival. Prayers began at 7.00 p.m. with the chanting of the Narayana Upanishad followed by bhajans and Tibetan Buddhist mantras.  The evening concluded with refreshments of vegetarian mooncakes and other snacks prepared by devotees.

Wednesday, September 23, 2015

SSE Teachers' Training Programme

The SSE Teachers' Training Programme was held on Saturday, 19th September 2015 at Gelugor Centre and was conducted by a team from the Sathya Sai Baba Central Council of Malaysia.  The programme for beginners covered the five main techniques of teaching with active participation from devotees who attended.  Devotees who are already teachers held separate discussions.  Four members from NED Centre attended the programme which ended at about 4.30 p.m.

Saturday, September 19, 2015

Ganesh Chaturthi

The holy festival of Ganesh Chaturthi fell this year on Thursday, 17th September.  
 Our evening prayers included the chanting of the Ganapati Atharva Sirsam followed by bhajans and mantras.  Refreshments were served on the conclusion of prayers.

Sunday, September 6, 2015

Sri Krishna Janmashtami

We celebrated Sri Krishna Janmashtami on the evening of Saturday, 5th September 2015.  Prayers included vedam chanting, the Lord Krishna mantra, Sai mantras and bhajans.

Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Gayathri Chanting

In conjunction with Global Gayathri Day, we held a special session for chanting the Gayathri mantra 108 times on the evening of Sunday, 30th August 2015.  This was followed by the singing of bhajans.

Tuesday, August 25, 2015

Memorial Service for Departed Souls

 A memorial service was held at our Centre for departed family members and friends on Sunday, 23rd August, 2015, in conjunction with the annual Hungry Ghost Festival. Lotus candles with the names of departed loved ones were lighted and offered at Swami's altar by each family.  Bhajans and prayers began at 7.00 p.m.  The evening ended with an extract from Swami's Discourse.

Friday, August 7, 2015

Kuan Yin's Day of Enlightenment

The Goddess of Mercy, Kuan Yin's second birthday of this year fell on Monday, 3rd August. Known as the Day of Enlightenment, it corresponds to the 19th day of the 6th lunar month of the Chinese calendar.  We conducted a bhajan at the Centre followed by the recitation of Tibetan mantras and Om Mani Padme Hum.

Saturday, August 1, 2015

Guru Poornima 2015

We celebrated the holy festival of Guru Poornima in the early morning of Friday, 31st July 2015 with Omkar, Suprabhatam and Namavalli  at 5.30 a.m.  A short bhajan followed after the prayers.

In the evening, we held a bhajan at 8.00 p.m. which was preceded by the chanting of the Sri Rudram.  Bro. Y.K. Lee, Chairman, read Swami's message on the significance of Guru Poornima.

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

State Sadhana Camp

The State Sadhana Camp was held on Saturday, 11th July 2015 at the SSBC of Gelugor.  The theme was "Transforming Self, Family, Society and Nation Through Love and Service".  The programme began at 9.00 a.m. with an inspiring talk by the President of the Sathya Sai Baba Central Council of Malaysia, Prof. Dr. Suresh Govind.  This was followed by a workshop on Love and Service, a Youth presentation, a Leadership Workshop and a presentation by Wing VP's on their Aspirations.  

A total of 31 members from NED attended.  The camp ended at around 6.30 p.m.  Refreshments, lunch and dinner were served during the camp.