Issue 52 - January 14, 2018
Inspirational Note...
In Australia 2015, Swami asked a devotee what stops him from being completely selfless. Here is the conversation between Swami and the Devotee:

SWAMI: (to a devotee): What stops you from being completely selfless?

Devotee: Ego, desire.

SWAMI: Not ego, not desire.

Devotee: Faith.

SWAMI: Faith! The one who does not have complete faith in God can never be completely selfless. If you have complete faith in God, that He will look after everything, then you can become selfless, because you know that whatever the situation may be, He will take care and you need not worry about yourself. You will truly depend on God.

Narasimha Murthy, Sreenivas, Tigrett -- they have nothing on their own -- they are constantly working and serving others. They are not afraid of anything. It is because they have complete faith that I am in charge and, whether they see Me or not, they believe that I am around to look after them. If you develop that kind of unwavering faith, you will be completely selfless. Develop such faith. This is enough.
Service Updates
Feeding the Children of India
Cuddalore, Tamil Nadu
With Swami’s blessings, the Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Breakfast team is happy to inform one and all that Breakfast Seva has started in Cuddalor in Tamil Nadu state (southern India) starting the December 6, 2017. This is the fruits of lengthy prayers of both the school staff and the children.
Narasingpally, Nizamabad
Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust, Mapale Charitable Trust collaborated with the government of Telangana to start the Annapoorna Breakfast Seva in Narsingapally, in the Nizamabad District of Telangana (southeast India). This daily Seva, of breakfast for over 400 children...
Oracle CSR Event
at Nagarbhavi Government School
South Bangalore - Karnataka
On December 9, 2017, fifteen volunteers from Oracle and two volunteers from Annapoorna participated in a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) event in the Nagarbhavi Government school, South Bangalore (southern India).
Manoharbad, Nizamabad
December 30, 2017 saw Sri Sathya Sai Annapoorna Trust launch the Annapoorna Breakfast Programme at Manoharabad Primary School, Nizamabad in the presence of Ms. Kavitha Kalvakuntala, Member of Parliament (Nizamabad Constituency) and President Telangana Jagaruthi (NGO).
Meeting with Sri Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao
Cabinet Minister, State of Telangana
The Annapoorna breakfast team had a productive meeting with Dil Raju, a National Award-winning Indian Film Producer and Distributor known for his works exclusively in Telugu cinema and Kalvakuntla Taraka Rama Rao (KTR), Cabinet Minister (IT, MAUD, Textiles and NRI Affairs), state of Telangana.
Meeting with Sri Ganta Srinivasa Rao Garu
HRD Minister, State of Andhra Pradesh
The Annapoorna Team met Sri Ganta Srinivasa Rao Garu, Human Resource Development (HRD) Minister, Government Of Andhra Pradesh and updated him on the status of the breakfast programme, which was initiated on the November 16, 2017 for 12,000 children in more than 200 schools.
Gifts of Love for the New Year
A group of youth from Colombo decided to wrap up 2017 with an act of love and thus began to organise a programme for the distribution of stationery to 50 children in the National Cancer Institute in Maharagama. Together they made 50 packs containing basic stationery items such as pens, pencils, erasers, rulers, books, colour pencils, chalk boxes, scissors, and gum.
With the blessings of their beloved Lord and with the unflinching support of several like-minded friends and colleagues, the month of December 2017 saw a spurge of new service initiatives in the Middle East (as listed in the subsequent pages). There were five camps, in total, being served on every single weekend across the Middle East benefitting over 600 people belonging to a multitude of faiths, nationalities, creed and race. With every passing weekend, the motivation was soaring high to reach out to more and more people in need.
Satsang And News Updates
Second Anniversary
Annapoorna Breakfast Programme
The divine energy flowing through the congregation of devotees was palpable, for it was a joyous occasion, not just for the devotees, but for a large number of school-going children who were the beneficiaries of Bhagawan’s divine Prasadam in the form of a wholesome, nutritious breakfast. It was the fifth-year anniversary of the Annapoorna Breakfast Programme...
Hello, I am Arun Pathi, born in 1965 in Madras at my grandmother’s place and have been living in Bangalore ever since.

After several years, in 2008 or 2009 I had always wanted to participate in the Grama Seva as I was hearing a lot of Seva happening at Puttaparthi during Vijayadashmi, so I had approached my Uncle Sri.Muralidhar, who is in charge of south Bangalore as a convener for service activities. He said that he would let me know when there were any opportunities for Grama Seva .
During 2017 when Swami told us to reach a target of 100,000 children by his birthday, November 23, 2017, I was very sure it would happen, and it did happen much before the destined date. All this now, has made me very confident to handle as many numbers of schools as possible, since Swami has changed the module for all of us to take care of these many schools in a very nice way.