Zone 1 Announcements

Sai Ram Dear National Presidents and Zonal Committee Chairs:

February 15, 2023
Sai Ram Dear All,
Please scroll down to view the 6 announcements for the week of February 15, 2023
Announcement 1

Centre Leaders Conference 2023 - Opportunities to participate in the opening ceremony

The committee overseeing the opening ceremony of the 2023 Centre Leaders Conference is inviting skilled individuals and volunteers to join the working groups for the opening ceremony on 4 July 2023.

Interested individuals, who are already registered for the Centre Leader Conference, can submit a brief profile, the working group they are interested in, and their contact details to  by 1 March 2023.

SSSGC Vedam Group Approximately ten volunteers, who are intermediate or proficient in chanting Vedas, are required per zone. The volunteers will be familiar with Vedic verses chanted in Prasanthi Nilayam. Volunteer. The committee will provide opportunities to fine-tune the chanting, and it is a requirement that volunteers have knowledge and experience in Veda chanting.
SSSGC Music and Bhajan Group Approximately 5-10 proficient bhajan singers, both males and females, are required per zone. Volunteers must be able to sing Prasanthi Mandir Bhajans comfortably and will be prepared to participate in auditions prior to the event. Individuals will be selected for rendering bhajans, the theme song and other music offerings during the Centre Leaders Conference.
SSSGC Media Production Team A team of 7-10 volunteers is being established to lead the pre-conference and conference productions. Volunteers are required to have the required experience, and access to all the technical equipment and software. This team will also be producing content during the conference.
SSSGC General Volunteers A team of 2-3 individuals per zone are required to help coordinate the opening proceedings. The individuals will need to be in Prasanthi by 1 July 2023. It will be helpful if volunteers have previous experience coordinating events in their own countries or at Prasanthi Nilayam.



Announcement 2

SSSGC Zone1 Podcast Channel

With Swami’s grace, the SSSGC Zone1 offers this Podcast channel at His feet. This channel is unique because each country in our zone has collaborated to provide a program on this channel.

The podcasts are available on Hubhopper, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Amazon Music, Apple Podcast, Gaana, and many more. These are available on SSSGC Zone 1 Website at


Channel 1: AUI:

The Podcast AUI series aims to make the beautiful experiences of Devotees available to all Netizens. The SSSGC Zone1 West Indies team (Fize Mohamad) brings this unique series of talks with the devotees who share their journey and unique experiences with Bhagawan Sri Sathya Baba.

Channel 2: Pathway To Happiness:

Divine Discourses of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, Spiritual Talks, and Unique Wellness programs for Body, Mind, and Soul.

The podcast is set to offer Divine Discourses of Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba from 1968, Birthday Divine Discourse, Maha Shivaratri Spiritual Talks, and Unique Wellness programs for Body, Mind, and Soul.

Channel 3: Sanskrit and Vedas:

The Podcast aims to teach Sanskrit & Vedam. The SSSGC Zone1 Canada team ( Instructor: Aruno) brings the sweetness of the Sanskrit language while teaching Sri Rudram. Sanskrit is the most ancient language, also known as the language of Gods.

Veda’ is the expression of truth experienced by seers and saints of ancient times. Veda means wisdom. Veda speaks about human welfare and divine life in three phases of time and all three worlds. It propounds that worldly life can be made purposeful through worldly actions.

Channel 4: Bhajan Tutor:

The Podcast aims to teach bhajan singing. The SSSGC Zone1 USA team ( Bhajan Tutor: Deepa Shankar) will lead in the most straightforward way to offer the bhajan in the most melodies coupled with bhava, talam, and ragam.

Spreading the glory of bhajans is in itself a key form of service:

We must put in efforts to develop the bhajan centers and practice singing the bhajans. Listening to the bhajans sung melodiously, the heart can be filled with ecstasy. When songs are sung out of tune and off rhythm, the heart will become gloomy. If you wish to give joy and overwhelm the hearts of many, we must sing bhajans with a sanctified voice and extol the lord; then that heart will experience much joy. Community singing must be proliferated. We must develop the training of bhajan singing too. The elders are like mature and old trees. It is not possible to bend these trees. If we train and develop small children from today, then they will become ideal spiritual torchbearers of this country, Bharat, in the future. We must develop Balvikas also. Bhajan centers need to be developed extensively too.

– Divine Discourse, November 21, 1987

Announcement 3

Swami Explains Shivarathri

Announcement 4

Networking Event- July 6 and 7 - 2023, Prasanthi Nilayam

Sai Ram,

All are welcome to join the networking event, that will occur after the Center Leaders Conference at Prasanthi Nilayam


Announcement 5

Adipalli Vasivaiyya | Dance Song on Shiva | Shivaratri Special 2023 | 4K

Adipalli Vasivai | Dance Song on Shiva | Shivaratri Special 2023 | High Resolution 4K

May you relish this vibrant Shivaratri production of a song that adores Sri Sathya Sai as the Magnificent and Munificent Sai Shiva!

This special offering from Sri Sathya Sai Media Centre is a high quality in-house production on Sri Sathya Sai Official channel.

Announcement 6

Center Leaders Conference Registration

Sai Ram,

All center officers and all young adults are welcome to register directly from the SSSSGC Website


Dr. Axay Shanthi Kalathia

SSSGC Zone 1 – Chair