Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Om Sri Sai Ram.

The Ashram has informed us that some overseas devotees were involved in programs and service projects during Guru Poornima 2015, in the villages in and around Puttaparthi. This has created some confusion and concerns. Swami has always encouraged us to focus on serving the needy in our home country. However, we understand that some Sathya Sai International Organization (SSIO) members are desirous of serving the needy in and around Puttaparthi.

If overseas devotees wish to serve the needy in and around Puttaparthi, please let the appropriate Zone Chair know, so that he/she can inform the Chairman, Prasanthi Council, who in turn can discuss the request with the Ashram authorities. This will avoid any potential conflicts or confusion with the local and Ashram authorities, who are aware of the local conditions. This process is highly recommended, for the benefit of the SSIO volunteers as well as the Organization. I encourage all Sathya Sai devotees from outside India to follow this procedure.

Jai Sai Ram!

With loving regards,

Narendranath Reddy, M.D.
Chairman, Prasanthi Council.