Mahila wing has taken great shape in Newcastle Sai centre due to the enthusiasm
shown by the mahila devotees.
wing members took an active part in organizing the Easwaramma Day Celebrations
regional Mahila Day celebration was hosted by the Newcastle Sai centre on the
13th of June 2009 (download flyer & programme
in the Love & Light Newsletter July 2009 issue about the event:
Ladies (Mahila) wing was formally inaugurated with Regional Ladies Day
celebrations on the 13th of June 2009 in Newcastle upon
Tyne. Devotees from Lidge Green and Halifax participated in the event. The
event started with our SSE children doing a small prayer followed by an
invocation song by our bhajan co-coordinator Mrs. Gaythri Menon. Mrs. Rekha
Bhatt started the ball rolling with games, especially for Ladies, based on
Human Values with prizes for the winners.
the men folk had a study circle discussion in the adjacent room which was started
with a talk by Mr. Graeme Hunter on his “Experiences with Swami from a psychic
point of view”. His experience of seeing God as Mahavishnu over the Prasanti
campus during his first visit in the sky (when he didn’t even know who He was
and how Mahavishnu looked) was very interesting. The study circle concentrated
on the topic of our journey from Sagun Brahma (form) to Nirgun Brahma
(formless) and how it can be travelled easily with strong faith in God.
started the afternoon session (common for both men and women) with a dance
recital by Ms Janaki Nair. The piece was mesmerizing, inviting Sai Krishna into
the hall for the event. A talk by Dr Vijay Anand from Halifax followed which
kept the audience smiling with his experiences with Swami. This talk was
initially planned for the morning session (for men alone) but was moved to the
afternoon session due to the ladies expressing their interest to hear him talk
highlight of the day was the talk by Mrs Gayathri Nadella (former Sai College
student) which kept the audience glued to their chairs on “Motherhood” and her
experiences with Bhagawan during her college years. The talk started with a
small song (she is an excellent singer too) which made the audience sit up and
the talk on her experiences made sure that we were all attentive throughout.
Musgrove did a workshop on tai Chi (Moving meditation) that enabled people to
remove the negative energies and link with their inner conscience. This
rejuvenated the people in the hall and the bhajan session following the
workshop (lady singers only) was spiritually invigorating.
arathi to Bhagawan, we prayed that the Mahila wing event should be “just a
beginning for the various activities planned through the Ladies wing in the
centre as well as in the region” and we finished the day with smiles and
function is complete without the contribution from the Mahila wing. This can be
attributed to both our New Year & Easter celebrations this year as well.
Plans are on to do more service activities in Newcastle through this wing.
Co-ordinators: Mrs Ellora Medhi; Mrs
Shoba Nair & Mrs Rekha Bhatt
Baba on Mahilas and their value in
Women devotees in
Sai Movement are participating in large numbers enthusiastically in service
activities such as helping the women of weaker sections to learn some useful
trades like tailoring, so that they can earn some money for the family and also
spend their time usefully. If such activities are taken up all over the
country, the country will prosper. This sacred work is typical of the culture
of our ancient country. Women are the heirs of our ancient culture. Culture
means refinement. Women are the torch-bearers of refinement, and they are
toiling for the emancipation of the nation.
Divine Discourse: 19 April 1998