Zone 1 Announcements

Sai Ram Dear National Presidents and Zonal Committee Chairs:

May 3, 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  May 03, 2023.


  1. Zone 1, SaiLights Magazine-Volume 6-Request for Contributions for The Guru Poornima Issue
  2. Reminder: Message For Earth Month From The Green TeamWANNA BE AN EARTH CHAMP?
  3. Update: Center Leaders Conference July 4-5 in Prasanthi
  4. Buddha Poornima Celebrations-May 4 and 5, 2023
Announcement 1

Zone 1, SaiLights Magazine-Volume 6-Request for Contributions for The Guru Poornima Issue


Sai Ram and Greetings from the SaiLights team! 

By Swami’s Grace, we offered SaiLights Volume 5 at the Maha Samadhi on Aradhana Day, April 24, 2023.


What’s next?  Our Guru Poornima issue, which we aim to offer to Swami on July 3, 2023.  As always, we reach out to you for your contributions–but as our timeframe is tight this time around, we have significantly trimmed down our request.  Please review carefully the instructions below:

What do Center Presidents need to do?

  1. Submit a 500-800 word report on your Center’s Easwaramma Day Celebrations
  • What were the main items in the program? (plays, music, talks, graduation, etc)
  • What did each of the four SSSE Groups present?  Please use bullet points.
  • Please include 5-6 (max 10) high resolution photographs, we will pick a few; no collages please
  1. Forward to all Center members.  We would appreciate it if you could send it as a standalone email.



Dear Center Members:


Would you like to share your experiences and reflections with the Sai Family?  Zone 1’s SaiLights magazine would love to hear from you! 

Please see the four questions below–one for all Center members, one for SSSE Gurus, one for SSSE Parents, and one for YAs.  Please do share your thoughts vis-a-vis any or all of these roles, as relevant. For example, if you are an SSSE parent who is also an SSSE Guru, you could respond to a, b, and c; or only a; or only b and c, etc.   You get the idea!


  1. All Center members: What is your favorite Sai Quote?  Share with us your favorite quotation of Swami and why it means so much to you.
  2. SSSE Gurus: What made you want to be an SSSE Guru?  Tell us what prompted you to become an SSSE Guru and how the experience has compared with your expectations.
  3. SSSE Parents: What is the biggest impact that SSSE has had on your child? Please share your thoughts on this important question and provide some examples or anecdotes.
  4. Young Adults: How do you connect to Sai as Guru? On the occasion of Guru Poornima, it would be very nice to hear your reflections on how you connect to Swami as Guru (as opposed to God, Friend, or Mother, for example).



>> Submissions are due June 1, 2023

>> Please limit your responses to about 300 words

>> Please upload your responses here:

>> You may contact the SaiLights Team at


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

Update: Center Leaders Conference July 4-5 in Prasanthi

Invitation from Shreedhara Banskota National Council President Nepal –

Announcement 4

Buddha Poornima Celebrations-May 4 and 5, 2023

Buddha Poornima Celebrations at Prasanthi Nilayam on May 4th and 5th of 2023.

Dr. Axay Shanthi Kalathia

SSSGC Zone 1 – Chair