Monday, May 15, 2023

Reaching Out to the Poor in India


In addition to the Water for Life project, we have now undertaken another project to provide poverty-stricken families with dry rations in a small village near Bodh Gaya.  These families endure very poor living conditions and many are handicapped.

These two projects are ongoing thanks to the generous contributions of our members and other well-wishers.


Thursday, May 11, 2023

Wesak Day Prayers 2023


Delivering Wesak Divine Message

It was a joyous morning at the Centre on Thursday, 4th May with about 40 devotees turning up for our Wesak Day prayers at the Centre.  After the prayers, devotees lined up to bathe the small statue of the Lord Buddha.

After the death of the Buddha, it became a tradition to bathe the statue of Buddha to commemorate his birth.  It symbolizes the cleansing of our body, speech and thoughts to eradicate anger, greed and ignorance in order to purify our minds to cultivate merits and wisdom.

May the teachings of the Lord Buddha remove the veil of ignorance from our lives and guide us on the path to Peace and Enlightenment.

Tuesday, April 25, 2023

Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam 2023


(Three of our Centre devotees reading from "The Tenth Avatar")

To commemorate this auspicious occasion of Sri Sathya Sai Aradhana Mahotsavam this year and to express our gratitude to Bhagawan, we organised the reading of the book "The Tenth Avatar" by Col. S.K.Bose (Retd.) by seven of our Centre devotees for three Sundays (9th April, 16th April and 23rd April). The final chapters were read on 24th April after Vedic chanting and this was followed by bhajans.  All devotees present were also given the opportunity to do Arathi at the end of the prayers.

We thank Bhagawan for His love, guidance and blessings and may we continue to be His worthy instruments.


Monday, April 3, 2023

Assistance for a Fire Victim


Once again, through the kind generosity of Sai members from NED, Penang Centre and Sg. Nibong Centre, we were able to assist Sis. Nithiya to rebuild her house in Tj. Bungah which was recently burnt down.  She has two young children and elderly parents to support.  Work on the construction of a new house is currently underway.


Water for Life, India


Through the generous contributions of NED members, we managed to raise enough funds to donate two water pumps for a small village near Bodh Gaya, India which has no clean drinking water.   In addition, we also provided food for 17 families there.  Work on the second pump is in progress.  

We thank Swami for giving us this wonderful opportunity to serve these poor people.


Monday, March 13, 2023

Serving the Homeless


In the early morning of Thursday, 9th March, we distributed breakfast of croissants to some homeless people around Georgetown.   We are grateful to Swami for the opportunity to serve these poor people.


Monday, February 27, 2023

Sai Annapoorani Mission 2023


As NED's contribution towards this Mission, we supplied an Indian vegetarian lunch to 25 children from the Children's Protection Society in Air Itam on Sunday, 19th February 2023.  The Society which was founded in 1991 caters to neglected, abandoned and abused children that come from dysfunctional and poverty stricken families.  Our next service under this Mission will be in July.


Fortnightly Seva


Queuing up for their food parcels

We are continuing with our fortnightly seva at the Ayya Temple, Farlim on Saturdays.  We distribute vegetables and dry rations to about 80 needy people who take these items home for cooking.  We also supply packed food on certain occasions.


Sunday, February 26, 2023

NED's 39th AGM


NED held its 39th AGM on Sunday, 19th February 2023 after bhajans.  18 members attended the meeting.  The Penang State Co-ordinator, Bro. Dr. Ratna was also present as observer.  As this is a non-election year, the Office Bearers and Wing Co-ordinators remain unchanged.

Centre Main Committee Members

1. Chairman: Bro. Alan Chew

2. Secretary: Sis. Marian Chew

3. Treasurer: Bro. Lim Tee Keng

4. Service Co-ordinator: Sis. Tan Siew Choo 

assisted by Bro. Eddie Tan

5. Spiritual Co-ordinator: Bro. Lee Yew Khun

6. Education Co-ordinator: Sis. Maggie Teoh

7. Youth Development Co-ordinator: Bro. Danny Teh

We thank Swami for His grace and blessings in all our endeavours and pray for His continued guidance. 


Tuesday, January 31, 2023

Greeting the Year of the Rabbit


We welcomed the Year of the Rabbit with prayers at the Centre on the evening of Sunday, 22nd January.  After bhajans, Bro. Sanjay of SSBC Sg Nibong gave a interesting talk on how the Chinese New Year celebrations first started in Puttaparthi in 1998. Ang pows and oranges were distributed to all present by Sis. Siew Kim, our SCA Co-ordinator after Arathi.  This was followed by a vegetarian “pot luck” contributed by members.  It was an enjoyable evening for all and we humbly pray for Swami’s blessings for a happy, healthy and safe new year.


Thursday, January 12, 2023

Welcoming the New Year


Our New Year and Fellowship Night started off with prayers and bhajans for world peace on the evening of Sunday, 1st January followed by Swami's Divine Message and Arathi.  About 40 devotees attended.  It was a joyful and happy night with all enjoying themselves in the spirit of Sai fellowship.

Singing to the Lord

Swami's Divine Message and Arathi

Thumbs up for an enjoyable evening!

We thank Swami for guiding us safely through 2022 and pray for His grace and blessings for the new year.