Issue 145 - October 13, 2019
Inspirational Note...
In 2016 a Satsang held in the divine presence in London, the UK when a devotee seeks guidance on adapting to the new age.

Here is what Swami said:

Sathya Yuga, as I have said, is a different season, and it is for a different kind of plants to bloom and grow. This is the age of love and you must have love in your heart. Only people who have pure love will continue to survive and enjoy this new time. All the others, as I answered in the previous question, due to some reason or the other, will destroy themselves and will not continue. If you want to adapt and be in the Sathya Yuga, you have to be golden within. What is ‘golden within’? Pure love is gold. Only if you start developing that pure love, will you be able to fit into this New Age.
Inner View
By Sri Madhusudan Sai
God Chants Your Name

We remember God, but how do we make God remember us? If you ever had this question, then this is just for you.

While speaking to Seva volunteers, Swami said,

“When you become a servant of God more than you remembering God, it’s God who remembers you. He keeps calling on you to serve Him and so, it’s God who chants your name instead of you chanting the name of God.”

Well, now you know, if you want to be on top of God’s mind and want God to remember your name, become a servant of God.
Service Updates
Annapoorna Conferred with CSR
Times Best NGO Award 2019
It is with great humility, the team shares that Annapoorna has been conferred with this year’s CSR Times Best NGO Award in the Healthcare Category!

This award recognises Non-Governmental Organisations (NGO) who deliver high impact through Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) projects and adopt multi-stakeholder approach leading to excellence in outcome of projects. It is conferred by CSR Times, India’s top CSR magazine, and was announced on September 18, 2019 at New Delhi.
Annapoorna Adjudged the Regional Winner
in the Field of "Social Impact"
'Spirit of Humanity' is a national-level platform for collaboration, capacity building, rewards and recognition within the social sector in India. Thought-leaders from corporate, government, academia, social and CSR sectors unite at Spirit of Humanity for rendering their knowledge and expertise in evaluating the social impact created by participating organisations.

On this prestigious stage, Annapoorna has been awarded the Regional Winner for contribution in the field of 'Social Impact'.
More Children to Benefit from SaiSure
Health Mix in Karnataka
Annapoorna's SaiSure health mix scheme has already been introduced in various districts in Karnataka such as Chikkaballapura, Ramanagara, Mandya, Kalaburugi, Tumakuru and Bengaluru Rural. The scheme is also implemented in parts of States like Tamil Nadu, Andhra Pradesh and Telangana.

SaiSure is a scientifically formulated multi-nutrient health mix that complements the milk supplied by the Government of Karnataka, in terms of essential nutrients such as essential micro-nutrients, enhanced with a good taste that the children can relish. SaiSure is currently benefiting close to one lakh children in Karnataka.
Annapoorna Breakfast for
Gobichettypalayam in Tamil Nadu
The flagship Annapoorna Breakfast Programme that serves over 200,000 children across various States in the Nation was further launched in Erode District's Gobichettypalayam in the State of Tamil Nadu. Honourable Education Minister of the State Thiru. Sengottaiyan participated in the launch of the event.
More Children in Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) to
Benefit from Morning Nutrition
Annapoorna and  Adamya Chetana  are partnering again, after the initial partnership in Bengaluru earlier this month, to help more than 10,000 needy Government School going children in Kalaburagi (Gulbarga) District with healthy morning nutrition!

Honourable (Hon.) Minister for Primary and Secondary Education in Karnataka, Sri Suresh Kumar; Hon. Member of Parliament, Sri Umesh Jadhav; Hon. Members of Legislative Assembly, Sri Basavaraj Mattimod and Sri Subhash Guttedar; Hon. Member of Legislative Council, Sri BG Patil and Hon. Zilla Panchayat President, Sri Suvarna Malaji graced the occasion.
SaiSure for all Government
School Children in Puducherry
Annapoorna Trust is happy to announce the launch of the Morning Nutrition Programme for Government School children of Puducherry.

This programme is in collaboration with the Government of Puducherry.

The programme started on September 13, 2019, in two schools in Puducherry, serving about 580 children with highly nutritious SaiSure health mix powder to be added to the Government provided milk.

SaiSure health mix augments plain milk with a lot of essential nutrients and micro-nutrients. Additionally, it also makes the milk tasty for the children to consume as it comes in two flavors - Almond and Chocolate.

Soon the programme will be benefiting all the Government School children across Puducherry.
Christ University Students’ Interaction
with Annapoorna Children
September 13, 2019, saw a 16-strong team of students from Christ University come down to the Government Public School at Doddanekundi in Bengaluru to interact and serve breakfast to the children studying in the school.

The students who were in their first year of  B.Com (F&A), as a part of their Math assignment, conducted surveys and interacted with the children.
Seva in the Middle East
Each week various groups of Seva teams come together to serve those who require assistance. More than the items being offered, love and friendship is shared. Every individual involved, be it the volunteers or the receivers, all express their gratitude to the Lord who is the ultimate Giver. With His grace the Seva activities of the Middle East region have continued with added vigour.
Desert Seva
The newest addition to these activities is the desert Seva which is in its third month currently. In this Seva , a team visits caretakers of animal farms in the desert. They live in small huts made out of aluminum.
Ladies Camp
The ladies camp activities have restarted with continuation of Excel classes, after the short summer break. The sisters here celebrated the start of the festive season by decorating their hands with henna which is considered auspicious in many cultures. They also adorned their hair with fresh jasmines, bringing festive joy to their camp. Always welcoming the ladies Seva teams with love and hugs, these sisters thoroughly enjoyed their pampering session and requested for more in the future. This past month, the team was able to provide them with dishwashing liquid, buttermilk, bathing soap and washing powder.
Youth Seva
The youth Seva too continued with full vigour. The youth group steadily grows with the youngest volunteer being just seven years old. With the name of the Lord on their minds, this group serves bananas to their laborer brothers during their breakfast break every weekend. The team is looking forward to serving hot beverages to their brothers now as the weather starts to cool.

Construction Site Seva
The labour site Seva also continues in full flow. This Seva is being undertaken at two sites and the team provides them a mixed variety of rations such as buttermilk, fresh vegetables, biscuits, cupcakes and more.
Blood Donation Drive
Some members of the Seva team met up at a local government hospital to donate blood. The enthusiastic team spent their afternoon in this activity and they do so on a regular basis!
Narayan Seva
Feeding the poor is equal to feeding the Lord, such is the belief of a group of volunteers who served homemade vegetable biryani to their laborer brothers.

These brothers who work daily in the scorching heat, rarely have anything substantial for their mid-day meals. They welcomed this meal wholeheartedly. Each meal was accompanied with fresh fruit, juice, water and curd.
Serving Those Who Serve
As usual, every other day or so, the disposal truck workers came to work eagerly looking forward to receiving what the youth had prepared. Since the weather had settled into a permanent state of coolness, they were served with cups of steaming hot tea or coffee after a long day of hard work, along with snacks ranging from different types of biscuits and murukku (a traditional savory treat) to sandwiches filled with various kinds of spreads to fresh fruits such as bananas and mandarin oranges. They made themselves comfortable, spent time unwinding and conversing and returned the tray wiped clean, with a sincere smile!
Breakfast Seva in Nigeria
September 2019
The youth of Nigeria offer their most humble Pranaams at the Divine Lotus Feet of their beloved Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba. They, hereby, present the Breakfast Seva activities that were successfully carried out by Swami’s Special Grace for the month of September 2019.
The School resumed in September and the youth were able to conduct the first Seva Activity since resumption.