Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation – Karnataka
Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation was established at Mumbai in 1965 by the Divine Directions of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Varu. It was also established in Karnataka and some other States at the same time. Uniquely, there were many Bhajana Mandalis functioning in Karnataka much before this, with the Bhajana Mandali at Malleswaram Bangalore being the First. It celebrated its 50th Golden Jubilee over a year back.
Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations is a Service Organisation with Spirituality as its core. All its activities are focussed on the benefit of the general public without distinctions of religion, race, race, nationality, caste, creed or sect. It consists of members of different ethnic groups and different religions, all pursuing their respective religions and faiths, but joining together under Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations for the service of mankind with the firm faith and conviction that Manav Seva (Service to Man) is Madhav Seva (Service to God).
Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations focuses on Transformation of Individual and provides opportunities to its members to pursue their individual spiritual sadhana by engaging in various activities under its three wings:
Spiritual Wing: Bhajans, Nagar Sankirtans, Study Circles, Discourses, Sadhana Camps, Jyoti Meditation etc.
Service Wing: Narayan Seva, Gram Seva, Medical camps, Visits to hospitals, Old age homes, homes for mentally challenged etc, and rendering help during natural calamities and emergencies.
Education Wing: Bal Vikas classes, Sri Sathya Sai Schools / Colleges etc.
In Karnataka, the Organisation has lived up to the ideals set by Bhagawan in rendering medical and educational support to the poor and needy of society through its special projects (particularly in the Rural areas) and seva activities conducted all over the State. ‘Karnataka at a glance’ hereunder provides a bird’s eye view of its achievements over the last five decades.
With the Divine Grace & Blessings of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba Varu,the following devotees have served as STATE PRESIDENTS of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations:
(i) Dr.V.K.Gokak – Former Vice Chancellor, Bangalore University & Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Jnanapitha Award Winner.
(ii) Dr.M.B.Sunder Rao – Distinguished Eye Surgeon.
(iii) Prof. N. Kasthuri – Professor, Programme in charge,All India Radio, Humorist, Biographer of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba.
(iv) Dr. M.V. Keshava Rao- Former Director of Technical Education, Kerala. Hailed from Mysore. Served from 1980 – 87
(v) Sri Nagesh G. Dhakappa- Civil Engineer turned Businessman. Nominated as State President in 1988, at the age of 38 – YOUNGEST State President OF THE ORGANISATION IN INDIA.
SATHYA SAI SEVA ORGANISATIONS (KARNATAKA)
KARNATAKA AT A GLANCE 2015
REVENUE DISTRICTS 30
SRI SATHYA SAI DISTRICTS 35
BAL VIKAS CENTRES 1140
BAL VIKAS GURUS 1655
BAL VIKAS STUDENTS 36500
SEVADAL GENTS 4750
SEVADAL MAHILAS 3750
SRI SATHYA SAI RURAL VOCATIONAL CENTRE FOR WOMEN 1
SSSSVIP VILLAGES 81
SRI SATHYA SEVA KSHETRAS 82
SRI SATHYA SAI GRAMA SEVA KENDRAS 64
SRI SATHYA SAI SCHOOLS 15
SCHOOL FOR DEAF & DUMB (MYSORE) 1
WOMEN’S COLLEGE (DHARWAR) 1
NUMBER OF SCHOOLS WHERE SCIENCE LABS PROVIDED 29
NUMBER OF SCHOOLS WHERE MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS / UTILITIES PROVIDED 26
Annual Report – 2014-15