Time: 08:30 AM to 04:30 PM
Venue: Sitadevi Garodia Hindu Vidhyalaya,
No.2, Kalamegam Street, Tambaram East, Chennai – 600059
National Office Bearers:
1. Shri.N.Ramani, National Vice President, SSSSO (India), and Convenor, SSS Trust, Tamil Nadu. 2. Shri.K.M.Rao, National RVTC Coordinator, SSSSO (India)
State Office Bearers:
1. Shri.Vijayakrishnan, State Youth Leader
2. Shri.V.Ramakrishna, State RVTC Coordinator
3. Shri.Vijayakumar, State Books and Publications Coordinator
4. Shri.A.Gunasekaran, State Medical Activity Coordinator
5. Shri.Prasanna, State SSSVJ Coordinator
Kanchipuram South District Office Bearers attended this Sadhana Camp and Blood donation drive
which was conducted in parallel.
1. Dr.M.Gopal, Senior Professor – Mechanical Engineering, SRM University
Participation in Youth Sadhan Camp:
No. Office bearers: 14
No. Of Gents: 66
No. Of Mahilas: 79
About the Programme:
This is a Sadhana Camp conducted exclusively for Youth of all the Samithies and also for all office bearers of our district. This camp aims at rejuvenating the practice of the first 3 points of 9 Point Code of Conduct laid down by our Beloved Bhagawan Baba for each and every member of the organization. This was a platform for youth brothers and sisters to compere and present PPT slides on the 9 Point Code of Conduct. Many other youths also got the opportunity to speak in this big event for the first time making it
memorable for them.
Welcome address by District President:
The welcome address was given by Shri. Sankaranarayanan, DP – Kanchipuram South. He introduced our
National Vice President, State Youth Coordinator, State RVTC Coordinator, and Shri.Krishnamoorthy, Alumnus of SSSIHL, and all other dignitaries to all the new youth members present at the camp
keynote address by Shri.N.Ramani, National Vice President
Shri.N.Ramani addressed the youth and new comers by
introducing the Sai avatar by explaining other religions’ history and
the formation of the Sri Sathya Sai Organization. He insisted that every
member of this organization is also an office-bearer. He also explained on surrender to our lord and its importance. Along with that constant practice of Love All and Server All, which
has to be followed for a life time, will surely save us in the last moments.
Address to the youth by Shri. Vijayakrishnan, State Youth Coordinator
Shri. Vijayakrishnan addressed the youth on the importance of good
thoughts and deeds and also its consistency to maintain the same. The practice of this will surely make us dear to our lord. He explained his
experiences with Swami in Trayee Sessions, which includes, giving our
dirty mind to the Dhothi(Swami) and keep it clean. He frequently explained that we have the grace of God with us
always. But we have to invoke it by constant practice of any Sadhana
laid out by our Swami. He also explained with an analogy of Mobile phone, saying as we
charge our phone daily and look after the messages in social
communicators, similarly, we have to change our mind spiritually and
constantly look for Swami inside us and communicate with Him.
Rural Vocational Training (RVTC) by Shri.K.M.Rao and Shri.Ramakrishna
Shri.K.M.Rao and Shri. Ramakrishna elaborated on the inception of the RVTC concept and its presence of training centers all over India. The importance of RVTC was explained. This program aims at imparting the knowledge of the following skills and practice. 1. Plumbing
2. Electrical installation at home
3. Machine dismantling and assembling
This program is 80% practical sessions and 20% theory sessions. He also listed various Facilities in Tamil Nadu and insisted many youths to make use of this opportunity to enroll in the school and college dropouts for their bright and better career.
RVTC on Automobile Engineering, by Prof.M.Gopal, SRM University
Prof.Gopal gave a short speech on his rich career spanning more than 20 years. He served as HOD in Mechanical Engineering in SRM college and now serves as a Director even after retirement age. He continues to inspire many young mechanical engineers to kick start their careers in specializing in certain key areas. He wanted to collaborate with our Seva organization to impart skills the students which the industry requires. He also laid out a plan on integrating with Industry giants on placement and training. The framework he proposed as three participants and they are listed below.
1. Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organization
2. SRM University
He is giving training to deserved youth in automobile engineering at SRM laboratory free of Cost. He also insisted on the importance of specialization in particular fields and start a career in that field of your choice, for a successful career.
Presentation on 9 Point Code of Conduct
Allotment of Codes to Samithies
Daily meditation and prayer.
Importance of Silent sitting, Japam, Meditation, its purpose was described in detail. Swami’s Method on concentration, contemplation, and meditation was described. A practical illustration of concentration on a flower was demonstrated. Also a practical illustration of singing with the tune of a “Rama Naama”, was demonstrated.
Importance of Veda Chanting
Veda Chanting and its benefits were explained by our District Veda Coordinator Shri.Vijayaraghavan. The importance of Veda chanting style along with understanding its meaning is explained. Various ways of learning Veda is also explained.
Devotional singing/prayer with family members once per week
- Importance of Bhajan in relation to Japam
- Swami’s first bhajan and its importance
- Various types of Sankeerthanam and importance of “Sai
- Family members’ involvement in Bhajan and benefits
- Good vibrations derived with observation it
Participation in Sai Spiritual Education by children of the family – Balavikas
- Origin of Balavikas, its inception, its way of practice
- Importance laid on it by Swami
- Various methodologies involved in Balavikas (activities, play, stories, individual Sadhana, etc.,)
- Importance of Human values
- Five teaching techniques
- Role of a Balavikas Guru
- Various ways to improve the students’ strength of
Speech by Ms.Santhanalakshmi, Alumnus of SSSIHL Anantapur
Ms.Santhanalakshmi alumnus of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning from Anantapur campus addressed the youth members present there to follow the guidelines laid out by our Swami. The point on “You do My work, I will do your work”, was explained to the youth present at the venue.
Speech by Shri.Krishnamurthy, Alumnus of SSSIHL Prashnathi Nilayam
Shri. Krishnamurthy delivered a lively speech on his experiences with Swami to all the youth members present at the venue. His speech was a mixture of narration of his own experience, hardship travel in his life, his achievement and interactions with Swami, and also on the way we should conduct ourselves in the world. He jovially narrated his team’s experience in staging an audiovisual drama at the Divine presence a few years back. He also included that we should have faith in Swami at any time and be a good sevadal in this organization. He said that be it a rich stone favored by rich families, or a normal stone which is found everywhere, we have to be a good and great stone which is chiseled and developed by our Balvikas gurus of this organization
Green Initiative -> “Avoiding Plastics”
Also to follow what we preach, no plastic cups and plates were used in the program for any purpose. Instead, Stainless steel cups and plates with plantain leaves were used for serving. Gunny bags were used instead of plastic bags for removing wastes. To avoid plastic folders for invitations, thick cards were used.
Vote of Thanks
Shri.A.T.Murali, our District Youth Leader (Gents), summarized briefly on this program and its importance. Also, he mentioned the speakers today and asked the youth present there, to maintain the same vigor acquired today to do Seva in our organization. He thanked Bhagawan for making this a grand success. Sadhana sheet was distributed to all the members present at the venue to use on a daily basis and report the same in the next meeting. He also listed the next steps of this youth meeting, mentioning the months of followup meetings for
the next 6 points in the 9 Point Code of Conduct, laid out by our Beloved Swami.
Discussion and plan were also drafted to conduct this program for the next quarter of this year, as provided below.
Spiritual Diary Distribution to all participants of the camp, to note-down their watch on thoughts, words, and deeds.