Zone 1 Announcements

Sai Ram Dear National Presidents and Zonal Committee Chairs:

April 26, 2023

Sai Ram Dear Center Presidents,



Please present each week’s zonal announcements during the center meeting and, if possible, show the location and layout of the website via a projector. This way, members will become familiar with access to the latest announcements on our website announcement page.


Link to website announcement page:


Please scroll down to view the announcements for the week of  April 26, 2023.


  1. Zone 1, SaiLights Magazine-Volume 5
  2. Reminder: Message For Earth Month From The Green TeamWANNA BE AN EARTH CHAMP?
  3. Reminder: Sri Sathya Sai Vedic Yajna – Performed by Sri Vedanarayanan, April 28th-April 30th, 2023, Toronto, Ontario.
Announcement 1

Zone 1, SaiLights Magazine-Volume 5

Dear Sai Brothers and Sisters,

By the Grace of Swami, we are most happy to bring you Volume 5 of SaiLights, the magazine of Zone 1, Sri Sathya Sai Global Council. The present Aradhana issue is being offered to Swami, with love and gratitude, on Aradhana Day, April 24, 2023.

  1. The last few months have seen a lot of activity in Zone 1. Do read Brother Axay’s succinct summary on page 5! The first  four months of the year are also a time of celebration, marking major festivals or important events across multiple faiths. Volume 5 is thus festival-themed, with articles on Maha Shivaratri, Ramanavami, Hanuman, Easter, Ramadan, and Aradhana Day.
  2. In keeping with the Festivals theme, Volume 5 features pictures of rangolis (festive Indian floor designs) whose colors and patterns represent the beauty and joy of these occasions and the beauty of the world that God has given us.
  3. How did Swami enter your life? Please see our fellow devotees’ inspiring responses to this question, on p. 81; and don’t miss the Sai-themed Quiz where you may test your own knowledge of all things Swami. Good luck!

We have been greatly blessed to offer every issue of SaiLights to date at the Maha Samadhi in Prasanthi Nilayam, and pray for Swami’s kind acceptance once again of Volume 5 at His Lotus Feet.

Loving Sairams from
The SaiLights Team

Announcement 2

Reminder: Message For Earth Month From The Green Team - WANNA BE AN EARTH CHAMP?

This will be a beautiful present for the Mother of all mothers, Mother Easwaramma. The deadline for all to submit their poems, essays, artwork or photos of their Earth friendly activities is May 1st and should be emailed to  We will be giving Earth Champ Awards (to the top 3 in each category listed above for SSSE and YA). Also, submissions will be highlighted in the next Sai Lights magazine.


H.E.A.L-Help the Environment and Act with Love
Announcement 3

Reminder: Sri Sathya Sai Vedic Yajna – Performed by Sri Vedanarayanan, April 28th-April 30th, 2023, Toronto, Ontario.

With the grace and blessings of our Beloved Swami, the Sri Sathya Sai Global Council of Canada is pleased to announce the upcoming event of the Sri Sathya Sai Vedic Yajna – Performed by Sri Vedanarayanan, April 28th-April 30th, 2023, in Toronto, Ontario. Please see the attached flyer for further details.

Sri Vedanarayanan, a learned Vedic scholar from Prasanthi Nilayam, Puttaparthi, has been leading Vedic chanting in Sai Kulwant Hall during Darshan time since Swami initiated this practice. Sri Vedanarayanan has graciously agreed to come and conduct sacred Vedic ceremonies and explain their relevance and significance in today’s world.

Please find the registration link for the event below. Please note that registration is solely for planning purposes; all are welcome to attend.

YouTube live links Sri Sathya Sai Yajna

Friday April28th: Starting at 6.00 PM (Evening)

Saturday, April29: Starting at 9.00 AM (Morning)

Saturday, April 29th Starting at 2.00 PM (Afternoon)

Sunday, April30: Starting at 9.00 AM (Morning)

Thank you
Swami’s blessings
SSSGC Canada

Dr. Axay Shanthi Kalathia

SSSGC Zone 1 – Chair