It was another joyous morning as devotees and friends gathered to celebrate Christmas at the Centre. The morning commenced with bhajans and Christmas carols followed by Swami's Divine Message. Santa Claus, played by a centre member, distributed gifts to both young and old. Refreshments were later served to all.
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Friday, January 13, 2017
The SCA Sadhana Camp was held from 9th to 11th December 2016 at the Georgetown City Hotel, Penang. It was a great success with around 230 devotees attending from all over Malaysia and Singapore. The 3-Day Programme included bhajans, choir and musical performances, an excursion to Bukit Bendara, inspiring talks by invited speakers, a drama and dance performance, satsang, group activities and experience sharing by devotees. Brother Mahendran, President, SSIO Malaysia addressed the Camp on the second day. Also present were Bro. W.K.Cheah, Bro. Billy Fong and Bro. K.W.Yeong. Here are some glimpses of the Camp.
Penang SCA Choir
Bhajan at Murugan Temple, Bukit Bendara
Buggy Ride at Bukit Bendara
Talk by Dr. Lee Her Chin
KL SCA Choir
Johor SCA Choir
KL Harmonica Group
"Ramayana" by K. Kedah devotees
Talk by Judge Isabella Chu from HK
Young dancers from Langkawi Centre
A glimpse of devotees attending
Arathi by Bro. Cheah and Judge Isabella Chu
Jai Sai Ram!
Sunday, December 18, 2016
Tuesday, December 6, 2016
Bhagavan's 91st Birthday celebrations at our Centre began with Omkar and Suprabhatam at 5.30 a.m. The evening celebrations commenced at 8 p.m. with Veda chanting followed by bhajans. After the cutting of Bhagavan's birthday cake by a senior devotee, a short video was screened showing Bhagavan's service projects. The evening ended with a vegetarian dinner for all.
Saturday, November 26, 2016
In conjunction with Ladies' Day, the Penang State Mahila Wing organised a Sathya Sai Laksharchana at Gelugor Centre from 8.00 a.m. to 10.30 a.m. on Saturday, 19th November. Bhagavan's Divine Name was chanted 1,008 times by 85 participants. This was followed by bhajans and Arati. The morning ended with breakfast for all. 13 devotees from NED took part.
Items for the Archana
Bro. Madhavan giving the welcome address
Laksharchana in progress
Arati by Centre Mahila Co-ordinators
Closing Address by Sis. Dr. Prema, Penang State Mahila Co-ordinator
Breakfast being served
Wednesday, November 16, 2016
This year's Akhanda Bhajan was held at the Sri Kunj Bihari Mandir on 12th and 13th November. NED's slot was from 8.00 a.m. to 10.00 a.m. on the 13th.
"Bhajans remove all negative thoughts,
soothe the nerves and fill the body and the heart
with sweet love for the Divine."
~ Baba ~
Friday, November 11, 2016
We served dinner to the poor at The Lighthouse Drop-in Centre last Wednesday, 9th November in conjunction with Swami's forthcoming birthday. The vegetarian meal which consisted of mock "duck", mock "mutton" curry and mixed vegetables was cooked by a senior Wanita member and served by our volunteers. They were also given water melon for dessert. About 60 people were served on this occasion.
Tuesday, November 8, 2016
Members of the Wanita wing visited the homes of three senior devotees on Monday, 7th November in conjunction with Ladies' Day. These devotees are in their 90's and have been in the Sai fold since their young days. Due to age, they are unable to come to the Centre for bhajans and other activities but are fondly remembered by members of the Centre. They were each presented with a small giftpack.
This devotee, Sis. Wee (seated in centre) is 96 years old!
Sis. Ratnam (seated in red outfit) will be 91 next year.
Tuesday, November 1, 2016
In conjunction with Bhagavan's 91st Birthday celebrations, we hosted a vegetarian lunch for the residents of the Silver Jubilee Home for the Aged on Sunday, 30th October. We began with a short bhajan, after which entertainment was provided by a group of line dancers. Lunch was served at 11 a.m. in the medical ward and community hall. This is part of the Centre's community service programme and is held twice a year.
Residents enjoying ice kacang
Dishing out the broth in the medical ward
Helping to feed the old folks
Ice cream for this resident