Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Om Sri Sai Ram.

We hope that all of you are keeping well by Swami’s Grace.

As you are aware the COVID-19 pandemic has created many challenges for us, affecting our health, the economy, education, travel and many aspects of our society. Let us face these challenges with calmness, strength, and faith in Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba who will guide us, guard us, and lead us, as always.

Considering the present situation, all major SSIO events scheduled for 2020 in Prasanthi Nilayam and globally, are being postponed to 2021. This includes events and programmes such as Pre-World Conferences/Young Adult Festivals, the 11th World Conference, the 2020 Summer Conference, Guru Poornima and Christmas celebrations in 2020. We will keep you updated about future developments.

The Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust (SSSCT) will inform us about various events henceforth in Prasanthi Nilayam, depending on the local situation and guidelines and directives from the Government of India and health authorities.

I am happy to inform you that the SSIO will continue to have Online Satsangs, retreats, celebrations of festivals, and various educational and service projects globally, as allowed by local government and health authorities, with the concurrence of the local SSIO leadership. We recently observed Aradhana Mahotsavam with online programs, with enthusiastic participation by thousands of devotees.

We are planning to celebrate Guru Poornima with webinars at the International level. We invite all of you to join us for the SSIO Online Guru Poornima programmes during 4–5 July 2020 – further details will be provided in the future.

Let us remember Swami’s reassurance, “Why Fear when I am Here” – and hold on to His lotus feet to take us across this ocean of Samsara.

Thank you.

Jai Sai Ram.

With loving regards,

Dr. Narendranath Reddy.

Chairman, Sathya Sai International Organization.