Fiji Time: 4:03 AM on Thursday 27 November

Fiji Times Logo

/ Front page / News

Birthday with a difference

Ropate Valemei
Tuesday, November 27, 2012

THE 14 Sai Baba organisation centres paid tribute to their founder at the weekend with charitable work.

Fiji's Sai Baba organisation national chairman Mohan Lal said members from all walks of life and religious backgrounds brought to the forefront the messages and teachings of Sai Baba.

Sri Sathya Sai Baba was born as Sathyanarayana Raju on November 23, 1926 and died at the age of 84 in 2009 after a long illness.

To a spiritual aspirant, Sai Baba is the divine master par excellence; to a rationalist, he is the greatest humanitarian on earth; to thousands of modern youth, he is the leader with a dynamic vision and a colossus of inspiration; to a devotee, he is simply divinity in human form; and to everyone else who has had the opportunity to interact with him, he is pure love walking on two feet.

Mr Lal said service to mankind is service to God.

"On selected days, visits are made to institutions such as old peoples' homes, Home of Compassion, Father Law Home, Hilton Special School, orphanages and the School for the Blind," he said.

"Food parcels are distributed on a regular basis. Medical camps are conducted in rural areas with help of volunteer doctors and volunteers from NZ, Australia and Fiji."





Fiji Times Front Page Thumbnail

Kaila Front Page ThumbnailFiji Times & Kaila Frontpage PDF Downloads

Use the free Acrobat Reader to view.

Today's Most Read Stories

  1. Couple return to Fiji after almost a decade
  2. Indecent jokes warning
  3. Medal for a saviour
  4. Man behind the change
  5. Ryan departs for Dubai ahead of sevens team
  6. Nanai-Williams opts for Samoa over New Zealand
  7. The real deal
  8. Eighteen receive Order of Fiji
  9. $67.7m expected
  10. Maritime travel advice

Top Stories this Week

  1. Modi-fied Thursday (20 Nov)
  2. PM says sorry Thursday (20 Nov)
  3. WHAT FIJI WILL GET Thursday (20 Nov)
  4. Big cheer for a PM of good tidings Thursday (20 Nov)
  5. Budget Friday (21 Nov)
  6. Deal on NZ jobs Monday (24 Nov)
  7. Stop the bickering Tuesday (25 Nov)
  8. No regrets Tuesday (25 Nov)
  9. Patel guilty of abuse Friday (21 Nov)
  10. President Xi leaves impression on leaders Monday (24 Nov)