A global event was organised by Shirdi Sai Global Foundation, Gurgaon, on 15th October, 2017, at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi, to commemorate the Centenary Year of the Mahasamadhi of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba, who took Samadhi on this day in 1918.
The event was attended by a large number of Sai devotees from India and abroad, who have been working for spreading the Sai Consciousness across the globe, under the able guidance and patronage of Dr Chandra Bhanu Satpathy, a renowned Scholar, Philanthropist and Spiritual Thinker,and who is also the Founder Chairman of Shirdi Sai Global Foundation.
- TheMorning Session consisted of a conference attended by delegates from 100 Saiorganisations from all over the world , including representatives from USA, UK, Australia, South Africa, Germany, Finland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Malaysia,etc
General (Retd) V K Singh, Hon’ble Minister of State, External Affairs, Government of India, in his speech emphasized the importance of Sai Baba’s teachings , who ,having lead a life of a fakir, set án unprecedented example of kindness and charity.
- TheEvening Session consisted of grand and spectacular cultural programmes to showcase the life and teachings of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba .
Dr. Satpathy in his discourse laid emphasis that the temples of Baba should also function as centres for philanthropic and humanitarian activities like to provide health care, education, centers of excellence for natural for natural disaster management and skill development.
Shri Venkaiah Naidu, Hon’ble Vice President of India, graced the occasion as Chief Guest, in his address stressed on the art of giving and sharing as a supreme virtue mankind could imbibe. He urged upon the audience to follow the path shown by Shirdi Sai Baba and contribute positively to the society at large.
He appreciated the efforts of Shirdi Sai Global Foundation functioning under the inspiration of Dr C B Satpathy, in undertaking different Philanthropic activities across the world.
Dr Mahesh Sharma, Minister of State for Cultural Affairs, Govt of India congratulated Dr. CB Satpathy for being the first Indian after Swami Vivekananda, for having been invited as a Guest Chaplain in the US House of Representatives in June 2015.