On October 20, 1940, to the wonderment of family and villagers, young Sathya at age 14 years declared He is Sathya Sai Baba. The day has become known as Avatarhood Declaration Day. You can read this story here
October 20 is also known as 'Serve the Planet' Day, a young adults led initiative that was launched in October 2013 as a global public outreach, a service initiative of the Sri Sathya Sai International Organization (SSSIO) inspiring human values-based action on the environmental issues affecting our planet today.
You should nurture human values. The process of development should not be restricted to the fields of science and industry only. If you go on establishing more industries, risk of environment pollution will also go on increasing. So, you should nurture sacred feelings in your heart to your utmost capacity.
Since the project was launched, the themes covered have been: ‘Feeding the Needy' (2013), 'Children Our Future' (2014), 'Human Values for Nation Building' (2015), 'Love for Animals' (2016) and 'Protect the Planet' beginning in 2017. The projects continue under the umbrella of Environmental Sustainability. Read more about the projects here
Karina M, Group 2, USA recites her poem “Mother Nature,” lovingly asking all of us to conserve.
I walk outside and see the trees,
as they gently sway in the breeze.
I walk outside and see the leaves,
as they gracefully fall, with ease.
I walk outside, and see the flowers,
and am reminded of how nature empowers.
Mother nature protects us.
Mother nature provides.
She gives trees for shade, and oxygen to breathe.
Let’s realize, we need Mother Nature,
and it’s Mother Nature, we need.
As Mother Nature gives, we repay her by taking,
and eventually she can no longer continue making.
We therefore must do our parts, and start to conserve
with more than our hearts, because when we need,
Mother Nature gives. Mother Nature is
the essence of all that lives.
Students, look above Swami's head! What do you see?