Issue 170 - March 29, 2020
2020 First Quarter
Service Summary
Inspirational Note...
Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai's brief and inspiring advice to the whole humanity for the current troubled times

“Don't fear. Don't panic. Have faith. Keep mind positive. Keep your habits clean and pure. Depend on God than on everything else. Use this time to turn your gaze inwards and not run behind the external.

Learn more about yourself than the world outside. And find out where you are weak, where you are wrong and learn to correct yourself, improve yourself. And that would definitely change the world. One person at a time. One country at a time.

And definitely future will be better. Now, we have to thank calamities. We have to sometimes thank difficulties because they bring the best out of all of us. It teaches how to be better humans. And with that feeling, with these blessings... Chant Mrityunjaya Mantram

ॐ त्र्यम्बकं यजामहे सुगन्धिं पुष्टिवर्धनम् |
उर्वारुकमिव बन्धनान्मृत्योर्मुक्षीय माऽमृतात् ||

Aum Tryambakam yajaamahe sugandhim pushtivardhanam |
Urvaarukamiva bandhanaan-mrityormuksheeya maamritaat ||

Om Shanthi, Shanthi Shanthi!

Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu
2020 Region 1
First Quarter Service Update
Seva in Australia
Summary of First Quarter in 2020
In Australia, the youth across four states of Queensland (Brisbane), New South Wales (Murwillumbah and Sydney), Victoria (Melbourne) and Western Australia (Perth) are engaged in various Seva activities in Sociocare, Educare and Medicare.

The biggest programme in our country is focussed around Sociocare. In this quarter, in excess of 3,900 meals have been served across the country. This includes School Breakfast programmes, weekly meals service for the homeless and the disadvantaged, weekly grocery hampers and daily meal service for elders. Whilst the Corona Virus is spreading through the country, many opportunities have opened to increase the frequency of services for daily meals – packed and delivered to those who are really struggling.
The youth celebrated Volunteers Day by meeting up with 1Youth volunteers. They shared information about their various projects such as medical camps, elderly Seva , children’s home Seva and food programs that they have organised. It was a fruitful session and it was extremely inspiring to see youths from various backgrounds come together for the sole purpose of serving the community! 
Marymount Seva  
An ongoing service is conducted on a weekly basis at Marymount Children's Home. The youth spend precious time with the young children in the home and teach them values and conduct games and activities with them. The youth foster not only values, but they strive to be good role models to these children who have been through abuse and disadvantages in their lives.