The Sri Sathya Sai Seva Overseas Organization (SSSOO) in Sri Lanka, amidst many contemporary obstacles, planned to serve the needy in all parts of the island. The objective of this program is to implement a major component of Bhagavan Sri Sathya Sai Baba’s Mission, serving the needy (Narayana Seva). Our plan began with distributing lunch parcels to the poor in and around Colombo, but with Swami’s Grace, foreign donors started to send a sizeable amount of funds to be used in distributing dry ration parcels to the elected poor families. We gratefully appreciate the generous help given by India, Nepal, Singapore, Myanmar, UK, USA, and Australia. The Narayana Seva project is continuing. The current seva includes the purchase and repacking of 07 Kg rice, 01 Kg of dhal, sugar, flour and distributing it among 2580 selected families in all parts of the country.
The direct issue we faced, was the distribution of these items when we found it impossible due to fuel shortage, and the cost of transportation. We pay our deepest gratitude to Major General Dharshana Hettiarachchi Commissioner General of Rehabilitation for providing free transport to distant areas. Equally helpful was Colonel Mahinda Jeewandara who was with us during all operations. With their untiring efforts, we covered the areas, Kataragama, Hambantota, Mathugama, Ampara, Wakarai, in the Northern, Southern, and Central regions.We gave instructions to the regional Coordinators to display the SSSOO banner and to give Swami’s picture to recipients to inculcate Bhakti in Swami. The fact that we could do so much during this crisis situation is a source of joy for everyone.The SSSOO will certainly continue this project and many other projects in the areas of Education, Youth, Mahila, and Spiritual wings.
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