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Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Organizes Shri Sai Satcharitra Mahaparayan - A Report - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Sai Satcharitra Mahaparayan organized jointly by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) and Shirdi Villagers started off on Monday, 24th July 2017 on a very enthusiastic note.

Today morning Holy Sai Satcharitra Pothi and Baba’s photo were taken out from Samadhi Mandir to Parayana Place in a procession via Dwarakamai. In this Procession Sansthan’s Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchure, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Trusteee and Shirdi Municipality President Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Sansthan Purohits, local villagers and Sai devotees participated in large numbers.

Once the procession reached Parayana place, Sansthan’s Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam performed Kalash Pooja and Pooja to the Holy Sai Satcharitra Pothi and officially commenced the Sai Satcharita Parayan. Trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchure, Trusteee and Shirdi Municipality President Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Sansthan Purohits, local villagers and Sai devotees and others were also present on the occasion.

Around 1500 Male Sai Devotees and 3000 Female Sai Devotees participated in today's Group Parayan.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Organize Shri Sai Satcharitra Mahaparayan – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan’s Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons at a press conference held on Wednesday, 19th  July 2017 that Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) & Shirdi Villagers are jointly organizing Group  Shri Sai Satcharitra Mahaparayan Ceremony from Monday, 24th  July 2017 to  Tuesday,  1st August  2017 at the vacant place next to Hanuman Temple. Various Cultural and Religious programmes will be held on this occasion.

Smt.Agarwal said that like every year this year also Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) & Shirdi Villagers are jointly holding the Group Shri Sai Satcharitra Maha Parayan during the holy month of Shravana. This year marks the 23rd years of celebration. On the occasion of Mahaparayan Ceremony, every day between 7:00 am to 11:30 am (male devotees) and from 1:00 pm to 5:30 pm (female devotees) will be performing the Parayana of the holy Shri Sai Satcharitra. On Monday, 24th  July 2017, at 6.30 am Pothi and Baba’s Photograph will be taken out from Samadhi Mandir to Parayana place in a procession via Dwarakamai. Before the commencement of Satcharitra Parayana Pooja will be performed to Holy Sai Satcharitra Pothi and Kalash.

Devotees who are willing to participate in this Group Maha Parayana can enrol their names at the following places:Somnath Electronics, Vikas Kote Galli, Shirdi; Amol Pharmaceuticals Nagar-Manmad Road, Indian Oil ( Gondkar Petrol Pump) and Beside Vatsala Hotel Shri Amol Kote Shirdi; Saikripa Novelties, Flower market Circle, Shirdi; Shri Lakshmi Anand Medical Stores, Opposite Shri Sai Baba Hospital Shirdi; Hotel Sairam Lodge, Behind  MTDC, Shirdi; Shri Vittal Temple, Kankuri Road, Shirdi; Baba Printers, Biregoan Road, Kalkianagar, Shirdi; Madhukar Krishnaji Upasini, Nandurgi Road, Vittalwadi, Shirdi; All Mart Hosiery, Kanifnath Temple Circle, Shirdi; Shri Sai Baba Sansthan’s New Prasadalay Office, Shankar Parvati Cold Drinks, Sun N Sand Road, Shirdi; Mayuri Provisions and General Stores, Ban Road, Veerbadhra Colony, Shirdi; Sai Seva Ice cream Parlour, Behind Sai Complex, Shirdi; Surya Foods ( Bakery), Shirdi Near  Shirdi Railway Station Gate, near Nagar Manmad Road, Shirdi; and Komal Provision, New Pimpalwadi Road, Varaha Circle Shirdi.

Readers who are participating the Group Maha Parayan should bring the Pothi and Shri Phal (Fruits and Coconut) along with them. Persons under 18 years of age and School children are not allowed to register in this Maha Parayan. Devotees who are interested in playing Veena Instrument for 2 Hours, can also register their names in the office.

On the occasion of Group Shri Sai Satcharitra Mahaparayan, every day Cultural programmes, Keertan, Discourses etc., will be held.

On the first day, i.e., Monday, 24th  July 2017, Cultural Dance programme by Silver Academy from Shirdi  has been organized between 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm. Between 8:30 pm to 10.15 pm, Kirtan programme by H.B.P. Smt.Savitatai Ghongade & H.B.P  Shri.Ambadas Maharaj Dahiwala  (Mouni Baba) from Parbhani have been organized.

On Tuesday, 25th July 2017, from 7:30 pm to 10:15 pm  “Sai Swar Geeta Sandhya”  Sai Bhajan programme by Shri.Vijay Sakkarkar from Mumbai has been organized.

On Wednesday, 26th July 2017, from 5:30 pm to 7:00 pm Pravachan by Parama Pujya Dr.Shilaji Maharaj  and Between Between 7:30 pm to 10.15 pm Krishna Songs  programme by Shri.Rahul Gupta and Musical Party from Delhi will be held.

On Thursday, 27th July 2017,  from 7:30 pm to 9:15 pm Cultural Programme by Adarsh Secondary School, Shirdi.

On Friday, 28th July 2017,  at 5:30 pm Traditional Haldi – Kumkum (Turmeric & Kumkum ) by Ladies, between 7:30 pm to 9:00 pm Nrutyak Dance Programme by Nrutyak Dance Academy, Kolkatta and Between 9.00 pm to 10.15 pm Sai Bhajan Sandhya Programme by Shri.Srikant Shandagi, Bhuvaneswar will be held.

On Saturday, 29th July 2017, from 7:30 pm to 10:15 pm Sai Bhajan Sandhya Programme by Shri.Paras Jain, Shirdi and Sai Sahara Mitra Mandali, Gurgoan will be held.

On Sunday, 30th July 2017,  from 7:30 pm to 10:15 pm  Sai Bhajan Programme  by Shri.Manhar Udhas, Mumbai has been organized. 

On Monday, 31st  July 2017, in the morning from 7:00 am to 8:30 am 53rd Chapter reading by male devotees will be held. The conclusion of the Maha Parayan will be held from 8:30 am to 9:00 am. At 9:30 am 53rd chapter reading by female devotees and conclusion of the Mahaparayan will be held.  In the afternoon from 3:30 pm to 7:30 pm procession of Shri Sai Satcharitra Pothi throughout Shirdi village will be held and in the night from 8:30 pm to 10:15 pm Utsav Maharashtra Sankalp  programme by Creation, Kudal have been organized.

On Tuesday, 1st  August 2017,  from 9:30 am to 12:00 noon  “Kalyache kirtan” programme by H.B.P.Radhika Gopalkrishna Kalekar from Mirane (Kolhapur) and from 12:30 pm to 4:00 pm  “Mahaprasad Bhandar”  programme have been organized. In the evening from 7:30 pm to 8.30 pm Kirtan programme by Shri.Sujit Vilas Kote, Shirdi has been organized and between 8.30 pm to 10.15 pm Traditonal Bharud, Folk Songs and Powada programme by Kala Rasik Natya Sanstha, Shirdi has been organized.

All  the above Cultural programmes will be held at the newly and specially erected Maha Parayan Mantap near Hanuman Mandir. On behalf of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, the Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal has requested all Sai Devotees to come and participate in large numbers, get the benefits of all the Cultural Programmes and blessings of Shri Sai Baba.

For the success of this Group Sai Satcharitra Mahaparayan Programme, under the guidance of Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware, Deputy Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, All trustees, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Deputy Collector Shri.Dhananjay Nikam, Shri.Manoj Ghode, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, all Administrative Officers, Department Heads and All staff members have put in lot of efforts (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Start Various Centenary Project Works From 17th July 2017 - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chief Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons at a Press Meeting held on Wednesday, 12th July 2017 that Various projects have been undertaken in view of the Centenary Celebrations of Shri Sai Baba’s Maha Samadhi. Accordingly, the Granite Flooring work of the temple premises will start from 17th July 2017. 

A Meeting was organised in this respect due to demand from Shirdi Villagers under the Chairmanship of Smt. Rubal Agarwal, Chief Executive officer of SSST. This meeting was held at Sansthan’s Meeting Hall to discuss about Shri Sai Baba’s Centenary Maha Samadhi Day Celebrations. Sansthan’s Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Executive Engineer  Shri.R.S.Dhule, Administrative officers Shri.Suryabhan Ghame, Shri.Uttam Gondkar, Shri.Dilip Ugale, Shri.Ashok Auti, Chief Accountant and Administrative Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Deputy Executive Engineer Shri.Raghunath Iyer, Security Officer Shri.Madhukar Gangwane and All Department Heads were present in this meeting. 

Smt.Agarwal said that Chairman of SSST Dr.Suresh Haware and the Management Committee of SSST have took right decisions considering the demands of Shirdi Villagers. Shri Sai Baba’s Maha Samadhi Centenary Celeabrations will be inaugurated by Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri.Devendra Fadnavis by hoisting a flag on 1st of October 2017. International Sai Marathon Competition Jointly organised by Shirdi Municipal Corporation (Nagar panchayat), Shirdi Villagers and Shri Sai Baba Sansthan will be held on 15th October 2017. Tender process for construction of new  Darshan Complex Project is already underway and the appointment of Consultants for construction of Darshan Queue Complex has already been confirmed and tender for building old Prasadalaya have also been opened. Tender for the third time has been invited twoards purchase of C.T.Can and MRI Machine for Shri Sai Baba Hospital and in a month's time work order for the same will be issued. Tender for the construction of third floor of Shri Sainath Hospital has been opened. Construction of attractive Arch on both sides of Nagar-Manmad Road will be undertaken by the Public Works Department at the earliest. 

On the occasion of Shree Sai Baba's Samadhi Centenary Celebrations, Sai Bhajan Sandhya by renowned Artists will be organized every month throughout the year. Free Prasad Bhojan will be organized for the enitre year. The work of Road Dividers & Beautification of Road Dividers  on Nagar-Manmad Road for Better Traffic management has already been started and the proposal of Sky Walk has been sent to the government for approval. After the Management Committee meeting, Work Order for putting 233  LG LED  Bulbs in Sansthan premises has been issued and the work will commence from 17th July 2017. Work Order have been issued for Purchase Grocery and Vegetables and 800 types of Medicines and the work will commence from 17th July 2017. Original Padukas of Shri Sai Baba will be taken to various cities in the Country. Hence Special Air-Conditioned Buses will be purchased to carry the Holy Padukas of Shri Sai Baba. However, due to security reasons, the decision of taking Silver Padukas abroad as suggested by the Shirdi Villagers will be decided at the next Management Committee Meetings. Proposal for beautification of all the Circles and Roads in Shirdi will prepared by Shirdi Municipal Corporation (Nagar Panchayat) and submitted to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan & funds will be made available for the same through Shri Sai Baba Sansthan. It is proposed to install CCTV cameras at different places like Sansthan Hospital, various Roads of Shirdi  & Temple premises. Hence the notification for the completion of tender process for appointing Project Consultant for the installation of CCTV Cameras was given by the Department of Information Technology, Government of Maharashtra. This was  approved by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra in the meeting held on 6th July 2017 and right now is in its Final phase and will be completed on priority. A proposal to start Shri Sai Baba Sansthan's Senior College has been submitted to Savitribai Phule Pune University and the Government of Maharashtra.  

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan and Shirdi Municipal Corporation (Nagar Panchayat)  has opened a tender for Solid Waste Management  and it  will be completed as early as possible. Smt.Rubal Agarwal also informed that Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware is trying to get more funds from State and Central Government for Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebrations (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Appoint 31 Medical Officers & Para Medical Staff - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons through a Press Release on Monday, 10th July 2017 that Advertisement was given  to fill 74 Medical Officers and Para Medical staff by taking a closer look at Doctors of Shri Sai Baba Hospital and Shri Sainath Hospital run under the auspices of Sri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi). Out of which for  31 Medical Officers and Paramedical Staff have been given appointment.

Smt.Agrawal said that the Management Committee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust had recently decided to fill the post of 74 Medical Officers and Paramedical Staff by taking a closer look at Doctors of Shri Sai Baba Hospital and Shri Sainath Hospital run under the auspices of Sri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi). Accordingly Advertisement was given  & Interviews were conducted for 67 eligible candidates. Out of which 31 Medical Officers and Paramedical Staff have been appointed. This includes 20 posts of Cardic Surgeon, Plastic Surgeon, General Surgeon, Orthosurgeon, Junior Radiolist, Junior Pathologist, Junior Microbiologist and Residential Medical Officer for Shri Sai Baba Hospital.

Similarly 11 posts have been filled for Shri Sainath Hospital which includes  ENT Specialist, General Surgeon, Ophthalmologist, Gynaecoligist, Anaesthetist, Orthopedician, Sonologist, Junior Pathologist and Resident Medical Officer (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri.Anil Gangkar Of M/s.Sairaj Decorators, Mumbai Honoured by Sansthan - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Smt.Rubal Agarwal honoured Shri.Anil Gangkar of M/s.Sairaj Decorators, Mumbai on the auspicious occasion of Guru Poornima on 10th July 2017, Monday for doing Colourful Lighting Decoration inside Samadhi Mandir and Mandir Premises free of cost for the last 30 years. Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Chief Administrative Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Administrative Officers Shri.Suryaban Game, Shri.Uttam Gondkar, Shri.Ashok Auti, Sansthan Electrical Department Chief Shri.Vijay Rohmore and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan celebrate Guru Poornima Festival - 2017 -  A Report - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Guru Poornima festival 2017 organized by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) began on Saturday, 8th July 2017 on a very enthusiastic note. Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri.Devendra Fadnavis, Water Resources Minister Shri.Girish Mahan, Minister of Water Supply and Sanitation Shri. Babanrao Lonikar, Opposition Party Leader Shri.Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Protocol Minister Shri.Ram Shinde took darshan of Shri Sai Baba’s Samadhi on the First day of the festival.

After Darshan of Shri Sai Baba, Chief Minister Shri.Devendra Fadnavis and other Prominient Personalities were felicitated by Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware. Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal,  Trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchaure, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Adv. Mohan Jaikar, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Shri.Bipin Dada Khole, Trustee and Mayor of Shirdi Municipality Smt.Yogitatai Shelke., MLA’s Smt. Snehalatha Kolhe, Smt.Monika Rajle were also present on this occasion.

On the occasion of first day of Guru Poornima festival, procession of Sai Baba's Portrait, Veena and Sai Satcharita (Pothi) was held on Saturday, 8th July 2017. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam carried Veena in this procession. Trustee Shri.Bahusaheb Wackchaure carried holy Sai Satcharita (Pothi). Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe and Adv. Mohan Jaikar  carried Sri Sai Baba’s Photograph respectively. Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandip Aher,  Trustees, Local villagers & Devotees participated in large numbers in the procession.

After the procession arrived in Dwarakamai, Akhanda Parayan of the holy Shri Sai Satcharitra was started by Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam. He read first chapter of holy Shri Sai Satcharitra while the 2nd Chapter was read by Smt.Saraswati Wackcahure, 3rd Chapter was read by Trustee and Mayor of Shirdi Municipality Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, 4th Chapter was read by Smt.Rupali Tambe, and 5th Chapter was read by Trustee Advocate Shri.Mohan Jaikar respectively.  

Later, the Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Smt.Rubal Agarwal and Shri.Prakhar Agarwal performed the Pooja of Holy Paduka and Samadhi at the Samadhi Mandir.

Afternoon Aarti was performed at 12:30 p.m. In the evening from 4 p.m.to 6 p.m. Keertan programme from Hari Bhakta Parayan Smt.Anjali Shri Krishna Joshi from Dombivali was held. 

At 7.30 p.m.  Abhang programme by Shri.Ram Kotekar from Buldana, Bhaktigeeth & Geet Ramayan was held. At 9 p.m. Kuchipudi Dance programme by Smt.V.Nivedita (Shri Nateshwari Foundation of Art & Culture, Telangana) was held on the stage at Samadhi Mandir. At 9:15 Sai Baba’s Palanquin procession was held. Sansthan’s Executive officer, Staff members and Villagers participated in large numbers.

Flower Decoration was made in the Samadhi Mandir and temple premises with the generous contribution made by Shri.S Devaraj from Hosur, Tamil Nadu and colourful lightings inside Mandir and Mandir Premises were made by M/s.Sairaj Decorators from Mumbai.

On the occasion of Guru Poornima Sai Devotee from Agra Shri.Ajay Gupta and Smt.Sandhya Gupta donated Golden Padukas to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan weighing around 2 Kgs worth value Rs 48,58,000 (Rupees Forty Eight Lakh Fifty Eight Thousand only).  

On the first day of the festival , Governor of Jharkand Smt.Draupadi Murmu had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. District Council President  Sou. ShaliniTai Vikhe Patil, Former Minister Shri.Babanrao Pachpute, Divisional Commissioner Shri.Mahesh Jhagde, District Collector Shri.Abhay Mahajan and District Superintendent of Police Shri.Ranjan Kumar Sharma and other dignitaries also had Darshan of Shri Sai Baba’s Samadhi.

8th July 2017, Saturday, being the first day of the festival Dwarkamai was kept open throughout the night for Akhanda Shri Sai Satcharitra Parayan.

On the the occasion of 2nd day and main day of Guru Poornima festival on Sunday, 9th July 2017, lakhs of devotees came from different parts of State & Country and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba’s Samadhi.

n this auspicious day, in the presence of Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware, Protocol Minister Shri.Ram Shinde started the programme of giving Silver Coins weighing 20 grams with Baba’s Padukas imprinted on it for the Donors who donated more than Rs.25,000 and above. Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal,  Trustees Shri.Sachin Tambe, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Shri.Bipin Dada Khole, Administrative officer Shri.Uttamrao Gondkar, Donors Sai Devotees and Staff Members were also present on this occasion. Protocol Minister Shri.Ram Shinde set the ball rolling by giving Silver Coin to First Donor Sai Devotee Smt.Salim Fathima Farah from Kenya. Chief Accounts Officer Shri.Baba Saheb Ghorpade did the welcome speech.  

Akhanda Parayan of the holy Shri Sai Satcharitra was completed. The holy book of Shri Sai Satcharitra Pothi was brought from Dwarkamai in procession along with Baba’s photograph and Veena via Gurusthan to Samadhi Mandir. In this procession Sansthan’s Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware carried the pothi while Trustee Advocate Shri.Mohan Jaikar and Shri.Prathap Bhosle carried Baba’s photograph & Trustee Shri.Bipin Dada Kolhe carried Veena. Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Dr. Manisha Kayande, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Chief Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Deputy Executive Officer Dr. Sandeep Aher, All Administrative Officers, a large number of Sai Devotees from nearby villages in and around Shirdi also participated in the procession.  

At 6.30 a.m. Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware performed Pada Pooja at Samadhi Mandir.

At 7.30 a.m. Protocol Minister Shri.Ram Shinde and his wife performed Pada Pooja at Samadhi Mandir. Tribal Development Minister Shri.Vishnu Savara had Darshan of Shri Sai Baba’s Samadhi today.

Between 4 pm to 6 pm kirtan was performed by H.B.P. Smt.Anjali Shri Krishna Joshi  from Dombivali. At 7 pm Baba’s Dhup Aarti was performed at Samadhi Mandir. At 7.30 pm Sai Bhajan programme by Shri.Neeraj Sharma from Delhi was held. At 9 pm Sai Bhajan Sandhya programme by Smt.Manisha Shrivastav from Lucknow was held at a specially erected stage in Samadhi Mandir. At 9.15 pm Sai’s Chariot Procession was taken throughout the village. In this procession a large number Sai Devotees, Local Villagers & Musical Bands participated.  

Between 11.00 pm to  5 am  Sai Bajan programme by invited Devotee Singers was held on the Samdhi Mandir Dias.

9th July 2017, Saturday being main day of the festival, Samadhi Mandir was kept open throughout the entire night for Darshan and Lakhs of devotes got the benefit of Sai baba’s Darshan (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shirdi Resident Shri.Ramachandra Shankar Dive’s Family Exhibit Exemplary Social Awareness By Donating His Eyes – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri. Ramachandra Shankar Dive, aged 70 years, from Shirdi  who was ill with Brain Hemorrhage since last five days, was admitted to Shri Sai Baba Hospital. Doctors gave up hope of survival of Shri.Dive seeing his extremely critical condition and informed the same to Shri.Dive’s family. During this time founder of Sai Sahitya Bharat and Doctor from Shri Sai Baba Hospital Dr.Ashok Gaavitre discussed the matter with his family members and requested them to donate Shri.Dive’s Eyes and the same was agreed upon by Dive’s family members. In the meantime, on 2nd July 2017,  around 5 a.m., Shri.Dive breathed his last and after his death his eyes were removed.

Even when Shri.Dive’s family was going through so much of grief, the decision taken by them by exhibiting Social Awareness will really set an example for others. Shri.Ramachandra Dive’s family members Shri. Siddarth, Shri.Rahul, Shri.Gautam, Shri.Bhimrao, and his wife Smt.Vatsala Bai took collective decision of Eye Donation. For this Eye Donation there was co-operation from Dr.Pratik Walunjkar and Dr.Pallavi Priya from Pravara Eye Bank, Medical Superintendent of Shri Sainath Hospital Dr.Maithili Pithambare, Medical Director of Shri Sai Baba Hospital Dr.Vijay Narode, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandip Aher, Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal , Chairman, Vice Chairman, All Trustees and District General Hospital's Eye Donation Counselor Shri Satish Aahire as well (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore)

Guru Poornima Celebration-2017 at Shirdi – Press Release – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Following the traditions of earlier years, Guru Poornima Festival will be celebrated on behalf of the Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) this year as well from Saturday, 8th July 2017 to Monday, 10th July 2017. Smt.Rubal Agrawal, Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan has appealed to all devotees to participate in these celebrations in large numbers.

Smt.Agrawal said that Guru-Shishya is an ancient tradition. Ashadha Poornima day is celebrated to express profound gratitude to the teacher and hence this festival of Guru Poornima is being celebrated. During the sojourn of Shri Sai Baba too, the Guru Poornima festival used to be celebrated with great fervor and thus the same importance has been given to this festival even to this day. Innumerable devotees with impeccable faith on Shri Sai Baba flock to Shirdi every year to pay obeisance to Him and attend the three day celebrations. Various programs have been arranged this year as well on the occasion of Guru Poornima.

On first day of festival i.e., Saturday 8th July 2017, at 04.30 a.m. Kakad Aarti of Shri Sai will be performed and at 05.00 a.m. there will be a procession of Shri Sai photograph and Pothi. At 5.15 a.m. there will be a continuous reading of Sai Satcharitra. At 5.20 a.m. Holy bath of Shri Sai Baba will be performed followed by Darshan. At 6.00 a.m. Shri Sai Padya Pooja will be carried out. At 12.30 noon, there will be Noon Aarti. There will be a keertan from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. followed by Dhup Aarti at 7.00 p.m. At 9.15 p.m, The Palanquin Procession of Shri Sai will be taken out throughout Shirdi Town and after the procession returns by 10.30 p.m, Shej Aarti will be offered. On this day, the Dwarakamai will be kept open through out the night for Akhanda Parayan of holy Sai Satcharitra.

On second day of festival i.e., Sunday, 9th July 2017, at 4.30 a.m., Kakad Aarti of Shri Sai will be performed, at 5.00 a.m. Akhand Parayan will end and a procession of Shri Sai photo and Pothi will be taken out from the Dwarakamai to Samadhi Mandir. At 5.20 a.m. Holy bath of Shri Sai Baba will be performed followed by Darshan.  At 6.00 a.m. Shri Sai Padya Pooja will be carried out. At 12.30 noon, there will be Noon Aarti. There will be keertan from 4.00 p.m. to 6.00 p.m. followed by Dhup Aarti at 7.00 p.m. There will be a procession of the Shri Sai Chariot throughout Shirdi Town at 9.15 p.m. 9th July 2017 being the main day of the festival, Samadhi Mandir will be kept open for Darshan throughout the night. Hence the Shej Aarti for this day and the subsequent Kakad Aarti on 10th July 2017 will not be held. On the specially erected platform next to Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, interested artists will be given an opportunity to perform Sai Bhajans (Hajeri) from 11.00 p.m. to 05.00 a.m.

On third and concluding day of festival i.e., Monday, 10th July 2017, Holy bath for Shri Sai will be performed 05.05 a.m. followed by Darshan. Padya Pooja for Shri Sai at 06.00 a.m. and Rudrabhishek at 06.15 a.m. at Gurusthan Temple. There will be a Gopal Kala Keertan and Dahi Handi program at 10.30 a.m. Noon aarti will be performed at 12.10 Noon, Dhup Aarti at 7.00 p.m. in the evening and Shejarti at 10.30 p.m. at night.

Those devotees who are interested in participating in the Akhanda Parayan of Sai Satchitra to be held on the first day of the festival at the Dwarkamai, should register their names near the platform in front of Samadhi Mandir between 1.00 p.m. to 5.30 p.m. on the 7th July 2017. The names of the devotees will be finalized by way of a Lucky Draw at 6.00 p.m. During all three days of the Festival, various regular activities such as Shri Sai Satyavrata (Satyanarayan Pooja), Abhishek Pooja will be suspended or continued depending upon the conditions of vehicular and crowd movement in Shirdi. However, on all the three days, an open auction of various items such as clothes and other items dedicated to Shri Sai Baba will be held. Smt.Rubal Agrawal further said that programs by invited artists will be held at the specially erected stage near Samadhi Mandir on all the three days from 8 p.m. to 10.30 p.m.

Under the able guidance of Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice-Chairman Chandrashekhar Kadam, all the Trustees and Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agrawal, everyone including Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, all Administrative Officers, Heads of the Departments and entire staff are putting lot of efforts to make Guru Poornima Festival a grand success.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Organizes Doctor's Day Programme - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) and Indian Medical Association (Shirdi & Rahata) jointly organized Doctor's Day Programme on Saturday, 1st July 2017. The programme was presided over by Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam. Medical Doctor and Eminent Social Worker from Anandavan (Warora) Dr.Vikas Amte was the Chief Guest on the occasion. Trustees of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe, Trustee and and Mayor of Shirdi Municipality Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Medical Director Dr.Vijay Narode, Medical Superintendent Smt.Maithili Pitambare, All the Doctors from Indian Medical Assocation (Shirdi & Rahata), All the Doctors from Shri Sai Baba Hospital, All the Employees and Shirdi Villagers also participated in the programme.

Well Known Marathi & Hindi Film Star Shri.Swapnil Joshi Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Well known Marathi & Hindi Film Star Shri.Swapnil Joshi Sunil visited Shirdi on Thursday, 22nd June 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe was also present on the occasion.

After the Samadhi darshan of Shri Sai Baba, the Film Star was felicitated by the Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Organizes Yoga Camp On The Occasion Of International Yoga Day - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

A Yoga camp was organized jointly by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan  Trust, Shirdi and Shirdi villagers on Wednesday, 21st June 2017 to commemorate International Yoga Day under the guidance of famous yoga Guru Shri.Sisodiya from Rahata Village. The camp which was held at Dwaravati Bhakta Nivas was inaugurated by Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe.

International Yoga Day is being celebrated annually On 21st of June due to the resolution made by  Prime Minister Shri. Narendra Modi. Accordingly, a Yoga camp was organized in the Garden infront of Dwarawati Bhakta Nivas  at 6.30 am under the guidance of Shri.Sisodiya Jointly by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi and Shirdi villagers. This yoga camp was inaugurated by Sansthan’s Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe by lighting the lamp. Famous Yoga Guru Shri.Sisodiya, Shri.Vaibhav Ratnaparki from Swastishri Adyatmik Parivar, Shirdi, Administrative Officer Shri.Dilip Ugle, Principal of Shri Sai Baba Industrial Training Institute Shri.Patane, Sports Instructor Shri.Rajendra Kohakade, Sansthan staff members, Shirdi villagers and teaching staff and Students from Sansthan’s Educational Institutions participated in large numbers. On this occasion, famous Yoga Guru Shri. Sisodiya guided youth through the best methods of Yoga and Exercises.

Speaking on this occasion, trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe said that Yoga is the greatest gift given to the World by our Country. Yoga strengthen our mind and Body and it will help us to lead a empowered life. Yoga increases our Self Confidence and Positivity. It enanches our happiness in life. He also thanked all those who participated in this Yoga Camp and performed Yoga Meditation along with them (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Visually Impaired UPSC 124th Rank Holder Ms.Pranjal Patil Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Visually Impaired Ms.Pranjal Patil who secured 124th Rank in the recently concluded UPSC Examination visited Shirdi along with her family members on Thursday, 15th June 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi.After the Samadhi darshan of Shri Sai Baba, Ms.Pranjal Patil was felicitated by Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe.

Goa Minster Of Town & Country Planning Shri.Vijai Sardesai Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Goa Minister of Town & Country Planning Shri.Vijai Sardesai visited Shirdi along with his wife on Wednesday, 14th June 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam was also present on the occasion.

After the Samadhi darshan of Shri Sai Baba, the Minister and His wife were felicitated by the Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam.

Shri Sai Sevak Conference Held In Shirdi  - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi Dr.Suresh Haware informed media persons through a Press Release on Wednesday, 14th June 2017 that a total of 532 Sai Palanquin Groups have registered today at the Shri Sai Sevak Conference to serve Sai Devotees. Dr.Suresh Haware advised all Sai Palanquin Group Representatives to serve Sai Devotees with a mindset that “Sai Devotees are forms of God”.  

This Conference was held today at Siddha Sankalp Marriage Hall in Shirdi. Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchaure, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Trustee and Mayor of Shirdi Municipality Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal and other dignitaries were also present on this occasion. Sai Padayatris representing Sai Palanquin Groups from various places in Maharashtra State and from all over the Country participated in this historic Shri Sai Sevak Conference. There was overwhelming response to this Historic Conference from all the Sai Palanquin Groups.

Speaking on the occasion Dr.Suresh Haware said that with the blessings of Shri.Shivashankar Bhau Patil of Shegaon, Volunteer Service was started at Shegoan.  On the lines of Volunteer Service started at the holy place of Shegaon, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan plans to start a similar kind of Volunteer Service in Shirdi to give opportunity to Sai Devotees to offer their services. This Volunteer Service will be given to Padaytris coming with Palanquins to Shirdi to do Seva and Serve Sai Devotees. For this purpose, each Palanquin Group with 21 devotees will be formed and they will serve from Sunday to Saturday in two batches from 6 AM to 2 PM and from 2 PM to 10 PM.  210 volunteers i.e., 10 Groups of 21 Members each will be serving each week with effect from 29th July 2017.  On this Historic day, 532 groups have registered. These groups will be serving at various temple premises like Prasadalay, Hospital and various Sansthan Residential Complexes. Each Sai Volunteer will be serving for 7 days. The Volunteers should serve Sai Devotees with humility and respect greeting every Sai Devotee with “Aum Sairam”. They should also take care to see that no Sai Devotee is put to any kind of hardship. These Volunteers will be issued Identity Cards and Uniforms. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan will also be providing free food, Tea, Snacks and staying arrangements for these volunteers. Volunteers who are participating in this Seva should maintain cleanliness. De-Addiction oath will also be given to all the Volunteers from Sansthan.

Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchaure, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Trustee and Mayor of Shirdi Municipality Smt.Yogitatai Shelke also spoke on this occasion. Similarly, Sai Palanquin Representatives also expressed their views on the occasion. On the occasion, Sai Sevak Registration Certificate was issued to 5 Sai Volunteer Representatives.  Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal welcomed the gathering while Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher performed Vote of Thanks  (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Start A Megha Sai Planetarium Project  - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Dr.Suresh Haware informed media persons through a Press Release on Monday, 12th June 2017 that the Management Committee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust has decided to start a Megha Sai Planetarium Project. 

The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Dr.Suresh Haware. Sansthan’s Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri. Bhausaheb Wackchaure, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Shri.Bipin Dada Kolhe, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Advocate Shri.Mohan Jaikar, Trustee and Mayor Smt.Yogitatai Shelke and Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal and others were also present in this meeting. 

Dr.Haware said that a High-tech Sai Planetarium will be developed in a modern way using sophesticated equipments to showcase the stars in a modern and multi dimensional 3-D projection using various Modern Display Materials. This will become a major attraction for Sai Devotees.

This Planetarium will have a seating capacity of 200 people at a time. Because of this Planetarium, students will get one good place to view Planets, Star Movements, Sky View and Galaxy Play.   With this New Planetarium, Hundreds of students will get an opportunity to study Plantets and Stars. This project will not only help in enhancing educational value but also provides entertainment to the People. This Planetarium will be the most advanced Planteraium in Maharastra State apart from the one situated in Mumbai City (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Start A Megha Sai Creation Project Based On 53 Chapters of Shri Sai Satcharitra - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Dr.Suresh Haware informed media persons through a Press Release on Sunday, 11th June 2017 that the Management Committee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust has decided to start a Megha Creation of  Shri Sai Baba's History based on 53 chapters of holy Shri Sai Satcharitra. 

The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Dr.Suresh Haware. Sansthan’s Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri Bhausaheb Wackchaure, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Shri.Bipin Dada Kolhe, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Advocate Shri.Mohan Jaikar, Trustee and Mayor Smt.Yogitatai Shelke and Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal were also present in this meeting. 

Dr.Suresh Haware said that this Sai Creation Project will be started in a vast land of 21 acres on Neemgaon-Korhale Highway. In this Sai Creation Project, a huge Idol of Shri Sai Baba will be erected in the centre. Also, there will a telecast of  film based on various incidents from 53 Chapters of Shri Sai Baba's Satcharitra, Audio Visual Presentation, , Display of Special Sound and Lighting effects on Idol. This will help to spread Shri Sai Baba's  teachings and principles and to increase devotion. Since latest technology will be used in this project, devotees will be immensely benefitted from this film (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Propose To Start Daily Blood Donation Programme On The Lines of Hair Offering At Tirupati - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Dr.Suresh Haware informed media persons through a Press Release on Saturday, 10th June 2017 that the Management Committee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust has decided to start a Daily Blood Donation programme through Shri Sainath Blood bank in Sai Baba Sansthan Temple premises considering ever increasing requirement for Blood.

Dr.Haware said that day by day, the requirement for Blood and Blood Bank is ever increasing but the number of donors are decreasing. Since Shri Sai Baba's glory has spread worldwide, lakhs of devotees from all over the world is flocking to Shirdi. Just like devotees visiting Tirupati are determined to offer their hairs to Lord, in the same way, each and every devotee who is visiting Shirdi to have Shri Sai Baba's darshan should donate their blood for a noble cause. Thus, the shortage of blood can be drastically reduced.

Dr Haware added that, just like Hair Offering is for Tirupati in the same way Blood Donation is for Shirdi. This initiative of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan which will be implemented by Shri Sainath Blood Bank  will be started  on a daily basis infront of Shri Sai Baba Museum near the Donation Counter. Devotees who are willing to donate blood will be felicitated by Sansthan and also fast Darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi facility will be provided to the blood donors. Also, there a link will be created between all the Blood Banks in Maharashtra and through these Blood Banks, the Blood will be given to the needy patients without charging any fee (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Produce Sai Rose Agarbatti from Rose Flowers And Rose Garlands Offered to Shri Sai Baba – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

The Managing Committee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi has taken a decision to manufacture SAI ROSE AGARBATTI from the roses and rose garlands presented to the Samadhi of Shri Sai Baba by the devotees. This  information was provided by Dr. Suresh Haware, chairman of the Sansthan Trust through a Press Release on Friday, 9th June 2017.

The meeting was presided by Chairman Dr. Suresh Haware. Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam, trustees Shri. Bhausaheb Wakchoure, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Advocate Shri.Mohan Jaykar, Trustee and President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt. Yogitatai Shelke, Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agrawal and others were also present in the meeting.

Speaking on the occasion, Dr.Suresh Haware said that a large number of devotees arrive at Shirdi for Darshan of Shri Sai Baba. Due to their impeccable faith on Shri Sai Baba, they present a large quantity of Rose Flowers and Rose Garlands to Shri Sai Baba. Every day a quantity of around one ton of  Rose Flowers and Rose Garlands are being collected. The Rose Flowers and Rose Garlands so collected are being used for felicitation purposes. The Management Committee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust has decided to manufacture SAI ROSE AGARBATTI from the remaining Rose Flowers and Rose Garlands. This work will be provided to the local Mahila Bachat Gat (Women Self Help Groups) so that employment is available for the women through this work. The sale of this Agarbatti will be carried out by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan and the income thus generated from the sales will be handed over to various Bachat Gat (Women Self Help Groups). Dr.Haware also said that with this Agarbatti, the fragrance of Shri Sai Baba’s Blessings and Friendship will reach the homes of Sai Devotees (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Propose To Start A Television Serial Based On the Biography of Shri Sai Baba - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Dr.Suresh Haware informed media persons through a Press Release on Wednesday, 7th June 2017 that the Management Committee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust has decided to start a Television Serial based on the Biography of Shri Sai Baba of Shirdi  as part of the promotion for Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Centenary Celebrations. Dr.Haware informed that interested Producers can contact  Shri Sai baba Sansthan for more details. 

The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Dr.Haware. Sansthan’s Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri Bhausaheb Wackchaure, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Advocate Shri.Mohan Jaikar, Trustee and Mayor Smt.Yogitatai Shelke and Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal were also present in this meeting. 

Dr.Haware said that on behalf of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi), Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Centenary Celebrations will be observed in Shirdi from 1st of October 2017 to 18th October 2018.  Hence, in order to promote and spread Samadhi Day Centenary Celebrations throughout the Country and all over the World and also to educate Sai Devotees to make them understand the Life History of Shri Sai baba, Sansthan Management Committee has decided to Start and Telecast a Television Serial based on Shri Sai Satcharitra. Interested Producers are requested to contact Sansthan’s CCTV department for more details (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Chairperson Smt.Tina Anil Ambani Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chairperson of Kokilaben Dhirubhai Ambani Hospital Smt.Tina Anil Ambani visited Shirdi along with her family members on Saturday, 3rd June 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe, Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Smt.Saraswati Wakchure and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Chief Of The Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lamba Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chief Of the Naval Staff Admiral Sunil Lamba visited Shirdi along with his wife on Saturday, 27th May 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. The Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambeand other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

After the Samadhi darshan of Shri Sai Baba, the Navy Chief Admiral Sunil Lamba was felicitated by the Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal. Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe was also present on the occasion.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Propose To Start A Senior College in Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi Dr.Suresh Haware informed media persons through a Press Release on Friday, 26th May 2017 that the Management Committee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi has decided to start a Senior College.   A proposal in this regard has been sent to Savitribai Phule Pune University. Higher and Technical Education Minister Shri.Vinod Tawde is also actively following up in this regard. 

In the Management Committee meeting of SSST, Shirdi presided over by Dr.Haware, Sansthan’s Deputy Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri.Bahusaeb Wackchaure, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Adv Shri.Mohan Jaikar, Trustee and Mayor Smt.Yogita Shelke, Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal were also present. 

Dr.Haware said that Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust is now running a Junior College. In this college, for the Academic Year 2016-17, totally there are 20 Sections  out of which 10 Sections hae been allocated for 11th Std and 10 Sections for 12th Standard. The College imparts education in all 3 branches i.e., Science, Arts and Commerce. A Total of 1354 Students studying in 11th and 12th Standard have got admission in the College. As there is no faciltiy in Shirdi for Higher Education after 12th Standard, Students are forced to travel outside Shirdi to study Higher Education. Among these students, girl students are more in number and they are forced to drop out because of this reason. Considering these factors, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Management Committee has decided to start a Senior College.

Also, All India Student Council, Bhartiya Janata Party, Shirdi and some Social Organizations from Shirdi had also appealed to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi  to start a Senior College. Considering these factors, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan has sent a proposal toSavitribai Phule University, Pune. Dr.Haware also said that Higher and Technical Education Minister Shri.Vinod Tawde is relentlessly following up the matter (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Appoints Shri.Sudhir Thakre as Chairman of IAS Academy Govering Council - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi, Dr.Suresh Haware informed media persons through a Press Release on Thursday, 25th May 2017 that former Chairman of Maharashtra Public Service Commission Shri.Sudhir Thakre has been entrusted with the responsility of IAS Academy and appointed as the Governing Council Chairman of IAS Academy which will be starting shortly at Sai Palkhi resting place under the auspices of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi. 

Shri.Sudhir Thakre

Dr.Haware said that Shri.Sudhir Thakre is a Senior Official and retired as Additional Chief Secretary of the Government of Maharashtra. He has also done remarkable performance in the field of Women & Child Development, Rural Development etc. He has done exceptional work in Saint Gadge Baba Village Swachhata Abhiyan programme. He was the President of Maharashtra Public Service Commission for 3 years. Dr.Haware said that he is known to be an honest, hardworking and intelligent Officer in the State. 

IAS Academy which is a brainchild of Dr.Suresh Haware and his efforts, and is being started with the contribution of Shri.Kashinath Govind Patil from Sai Dham Trust Virar who recently made a Gift deed of 2 buildings worth Rs.32 Crores at Sai Palkhi resting place, near Shirdi to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan. From 1st October 2017, IAS Examination Centre will be started in these 2 buildings. In this academy 100 candidates will get admission at a time. Once a trainee gets opportunity in the Academy, the training will be for a period one year. Selected Trainers from all over the Country will be coming here and will be imparting training to the Students. No fees will be charged from the Students at this place. Boarding, Food and Training will be made free for the selected students in this academy. Students graduated from any branch are eligible for it and students wishing to participate in the Competitive Examination should contact Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust Shirdi for the detailed Information. 

Students belonging to Tribal, deprived and economically Weaker section of Farmer's family living in backward and rural areas of Maharashtra will be immesely benefitted from this Academy. Dr.Haware said that for better society, Good IAS officers are needed and if we are successful in creating such Officers then the progress of the Country will be definitely possible (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Receipt Copy And Symbolic Key Handing Over Ceremony Of Two Buildings Worth Rs.32,27,13,500 Crore Donated by Sai Devotee Shri.Kashinath Govind Patil - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri.Kashinath Govind Patil from Kopri, Vasai Taluk, Palghar District handed over Receipt Copy and Symbolic Keys of 2 buildings (Sai Palkhi resting place) costing Rs.32,27,13,500/- ( Rupees Thirty Two Crore Twenty Seven Lakhs Thirteen Thousand Five Hundred only) to Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware at a function held on Tuesday, 23rd May 2017. Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Vakchure, Shri.Sachin Tambe, President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation and Trustee Smt.Yogita Shelke and Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal were also present on the occasion.

Shri.Rajiv Patil, Shri.Kashinath Patil, Shri.Deepak Thakur, Shri.Kishore Naikwade, Shri.Pradeep Tendulkar and Shri.Shekar Naik from Sai Palkhi Resting Place were felicitated on this occasion by the Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware.

Reliance Foundation Donates Cardiac Ambulance & M/s.LML Limited Donates Three Wheeler To Shri Sai Baba Sansthan - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

M/s.Reliance Foundation donated Cardiac Ambulance manufactured by M/s.Force Company worth Rs.17,48,000/-(Rupees Seventeen Lakh Forty Eight Thousand only) and M/s.LML Limited, Kanpur donated three wheeler worth Rs.1,10,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Ten Thousand only) to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan at a function held on Monday, 22nd May 2017. Pooja for both the vehicles were performed by the Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware.

Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri.Sachin Tambe, Trustee and President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Administrative Officers Shri.Suryabhan Game, Shri.Uttam Gondkar, Shri.Dilip Ugle, Shri.Ashok Auti, Medical Director Dr.Vijay Narode and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

M/s.Reliance Foundation donated Basic Cardiac Ambulance manufactured by M/s.Force Traveller Company worth Rs.17,48,000/- (Rupees Seventeen Lakh Forty Eight Thousand only) while President of M/s.LML Limited Shri.Singhal handed over three wheeler manufactured by his company worth Rs.1,10,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Ten Thousand only) to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Host "Sai Palanquin Representatives Conference" On 14th June 2017 - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi Dr.Suresh Haware has requested through a Press Release on Wednesday, 17th May 2017 to all the Palkhi Groups to register their names with Sansthan’s Security Office in order to participate in the first ever  “Sai Palanquin Representatives Conference” organised by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi for the Padayatris who flock to Shirdi to have darshan of Shri Sai baba's Samadhi along with their respective Palanquins. The conference is slated to be held on Wednesday, 14th June 2017 at Sidha Sankalapa Marriage Hall.   

Dr.Haware added that thousands of Palanquins comes to Shirdi throughout  the year from places like Mumbai, Pune, Nashik, Shahapur, Bhiwandi, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Jalgaon, Dhule from Maharashtra State  and also from other States. Devotees from Many of these Palanquin Groups had requested Shri Sai Baba Sansthan to give opportunity to offer their service at Sansthan.  On the lines of Volunteer Service started at the holy place of Shegaon, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan plans to start similar kind of Volunteer Service in Shirdi to give opportunity to Sai Devotees to offer their services. Accordingly, this Volunteer Service plan has been executed. Huge crowd is expected during Centenary Celebration of Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Day. Hence there will be huge requirement of volunteers. Therefore, Sansthan’s Management Committee has decided to give opportunity for the Padayatris who are interest in offering their services at Sansthan. 

For this purpose, each Palanquin Group with 21 devotees has to be formed. Out of which, one person will act as the Group Leader followed by 20 Volunteers. Each Palanquin Group can offer Sai Service only for 7 days in a calendar year. All in all, 10,500 Volunteers from variuous Palanquin Group will be given priority to serve during Centenary Celebcrations of Sai Baba’s Samadhi Day. Volunteers will be doing service free of cost. However, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan will be providing free food, Tea, Snacks and staying arragnements for these volunteers. Palanquin Groups who are interested to offer their services can contact Sansthan’s Security Office on 02423-258885. For more information devotees can contact Security Officer Shri.Madhukar Gangwane on his Mobile No.77200 77288, Shri.Vilas Kote on his Mobile No.90497 27215 and Shri.Yogesh Goraksha on his Mobile No.99702 35007. 

Shri Sai Baba Santhan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware also informed that 2 persons from each Palanquin Group can be nominated to participate in the "Sai Palanquin Representatives Conference". The Confernece will be  held  on Wednesday, 14th June 2017 at Sidha Sankalpa Marriage Hall, Sakori in four batches i.e., 10 am, 2 pm, 3 pm & 5 pm (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Reliance Foundation Chairperson Smt.Nita Ambani Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Chairperson of Reliance Foundation Smt.Nita Ambani visited Shirdi along with her family members on Tuesday, 16th May 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan and President of Shirdi Municipality Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Sai Devotee Shri.Kashinath Govind Patil Donates Two Buildings Worth Rs.32,27,13,500 Crore To Sansthan - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons through a Press Release on Thursday, 11th May 2017 that Shri.Kashinath Govind Patil from Kopri, Vasai Taluk, Palghar District has donated 2 buildings (Sai Palkhi resting place) measuring 9782.44 Square Meters costing Rs.32,27,13,500/- ( Rupees Thirty Two Crore Twenty Seven Lakhs Thirteen Thousand Five Hundred only) to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan for the purpose of establishing IAS Academy for the beniefit of Tribal, deprived and Students belonging to Economically Weaker section of Maharashtra State. 

Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed that in the meeting chaired by Sansthan’s chairman Dr.Suresh Haware on 22nd December 2016 Shri Kashinath Govind Patil from Kopri, Taluk Vasai, Dist Palghar had given his formal approval to Gift deed the buildings  B & D at Plot No.1, Group Nos.177, 178, 282/1, 284 & 288/6 at Nighoj, Taluk Rahata, District Ahmednagar for the purpose of establishing an IAS Academy for the benefit of Tribal, deprived and Students belonging to Economically weaker section of Maharashtra State to help them in preparation for Public Service Commission Examinations, to avail the benefits of Administrative Service under the able guidance of retired Gazetted Officers. Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam,Trustees Shri.Sachin Tambe, Advocate Shri.Mohan Jaykar, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchaure, Shri.Bipin Dada Kolhe, Smt.Anitatai Jagtap were present in this meeting. 

Today, Shri Kashinath Govind Patil from Kopri, Taluk Vasai, Dist Palghar handed over the Gift Deed papers of 2 buildings B & D situated at  Plot No.1 (Sai Palkhi Resting Place) Group Nos.177, 178, 282/1, 284 & 288/6 at Nighoj, Taluk Rahata, District Ahmednagar with Buliding B measuring 2633.76 Square Meters & Building D measuring 7148.68 Sqare Metres respectively and totally measuring 9782.44 Square Meters costing Rs.32,27,13,500/- ( Rupees Thirty Two Crore Twenty Seven Lakhs Thirteen Thousand Five Hundred only) to the Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Smt.Rubal Agarwal. Smt Rubal Agarwal felicitated trustees of Sri Mandir Trust, Virar Shri.Kashinath Govind Patil, Shri.Shekar Naik, Shri Pradeep Tendulkar, Shri.Mohan Modaliar on this occasion.  Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Administrative officers Shri.Ashok Auti, Deputy Executive Engineer Shri.R.B Aher, Sansthan Panel Lawyer Adv.J.K.Gondkar, Legal Advisor Shri.Krishna Waljade were also present on this occasion (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal Convenes Procurement Committee Meeting – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Smt.Rubal Agarwal convened Procurement Committee Meeting on Thursday, 11th May 2017. 

In the meeting chaired by Smt.Rubal Agarwal, trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe, trustee and President of Shirdi Municipality Smt.Yogitatai Shelke,  Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Administrative Officers Shri.Suryabhan Game, Shri.Uttam Rao Gondkar, Shri.Dilip Ugale, Shri. Ashok Auti, Medical Director Dr.Vijay Narode and others were also present.

Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons that in the Procurement Committee Meeting held on Thursday, 11th May 2017, totally 6 topics were discussed which includes Allocation of approximately Rs.55,91,91,000/- (Rupees Fifty Five Crore Ninety One Lakh Ninety one Thousand only) towards Purchasing of Medicines, Surgical Materials and other Materials for Shri Sai Baba Hospital and Shri Sainath Hospital for the year 2017-18. Allocation of approximately Rs.15,00,000/- (Rupees Fifteen Lakh only) towards purchasing of Fully Automatic Biometric Analyzer Machine for Shri Sainath Hosiptal’s Laboratory. Allocation of approximately Rs.12,34,000/- (Rupees Twelve Lakh Thirty  four Thousand only) towards purchase of Furniture for various Departments, Offices at Shri Sainath Hospital, Allocation of approximately Rs.3,25,000/- (Rupees Three Lakh Twenty  five Thousand only) towards purchase of Mulit Para Monitor  for  Neuro ICU of Shri Sai Baba Hospital, Allocation of approximately Rs.1,45,000/- (Rupees One Lakh forty five thousand only) towards opening of technical tenders to Sell old Refrigerator Blood Bag Centrifuge Machine and buying back a new one, Allocation of approximately Rs.2,38,000/- (Rupees Two Lakh Thirty Eight thousand only) towards opening of commercial  tenders to buy Laptops, I-Pads, Colour Laser Printer for office use. Smt.Rubal Agarwal also informed that the points discussed in the meeting have been referred to Sub Committee for further action (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Paramotor Gold Medalist Shri.Appsaheb Dhus Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Paramotor Gold Medalist Shri.Appasaheb Dhus visited Shirdi on Tuesday, 9th May 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher was also present on the occasion.

After the Samadhi darshan of Shri Sai Baba, Shri.Appasaheb Dhus was felicitated by Deputy Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Sandeep Aher.

Maharashtra Bhartiya Janata Party President Shri.Raosaheb Dadarao Patil Danve Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Maharashtra Bhartiya Janata party President Shri.Raosaheb Dadarao Patil Danve visited Shirdi on Monday, 8th May 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchure, Shri.Sachin Tambe and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Maharashtra State Minister For Revenue, Help & Rehabilitation And Public Works Shri.Chandrakant Patil Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Maharashtra State Minister for Revenue, Help & Rehabilitation and Public Works Shri.Chandrakant Patil visited Shirdi on Monday, 8th May 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe, Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

After the Samadhi darshan of Shri Sai Baba, the Minister Shri.Chandrakant Patil was felicitated jointly by the Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam and Executive Office Smt.Rubal Agarwal.

Ahmednagar District Collector Shri.Abhay Mahajan Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Ahmednagar District Collector Shri.Abhay Mahajan visited Shirdi on Sunday, 7th May 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Sub-divisional Officer Shri.Kundan Kumar Sonawane, Deputy Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Sandeep Aher and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

All World Gayatri Pariwar, Haridwar Chief Mentor Dr.Pranav Pandya Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chief Mentor of All World Gayatri Pariwar Dr.Pranav Pandya visited Shirdi on Sunday, 7th May 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe was also present on the occasion.

Maharashtra Minister For Environment Shri.Ramdas Kadam Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Maharashtra Minister for Environment Shri.Ramdas Kadam visited Shirdi on Sunday, 7th May 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Smt.Rubal Agarwal was also present on the occasion.

After the Samadhi darshan of Shri Sai Baba, the Minister Shri.Ramdas Kadam was felicitated by the Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Smt.Rubal Agarwal.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal Convenes Procurement Committee Meeting – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Smt.Rubal Agarwal convened Procurement Committee Meeting on Saturday, 6th May 2017.

In the meeting chaired by Smt.Rubal Agarwal, trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchure, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Smt.Yogitatai Shelke,  Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Administrative Officers Shri.Suryabhan Game, Shri.Uttam Rao Gondkar, Shri.Dilip Ugale, Shri. Ashok Auti, Chief Accounts and Administrative Officer Shri.Baba Saheb Ghorpade, Medical Director Dr.Vijay Narode and others were also present.

Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons that in the Procurement Committee Meeting held on 6th May 2017, totally 32 topics were discussed which includes changing the mirror of Solar Steam Cooking Project at Sri Sai Prasadalay at a cost of approximately Rs.21,20,000 (Rupees Twenty One Lakh Twenty Thousand only),  To provide Chappal Stand at temple premises near Gate nos.1 & 2 at a cost of approximately Rs.10,19,000 (Rupees Ten Lakh Ninteen Thousand only),  Allocation of Rs. 3,00,000 (Rupees Three Lakh only) towards dry-clean/ironing of bedsheets and pillow covers at Sai Dharmashala, Allocation of approximately Rs.57,000/- (Rupees Fifty Seven Thousand only) towards opening of technical tenders for the year 2017-18  for purchase of  groceries at   Sai Prsadalay, Laddu Production, Canteen and Temple departments and towards any other un-utilized scrap materials etc.

Allocation of approximately Rs.5,96,000/- (Rupees Five Lakh Ninety Six Thousand only) towards awarding of Comprehensive Service Contract for a period of one year towards maintenance of Air Condition Equipments in and around Temple Premises, Dwaravati Bhakta Niwas and Sai Baba Bhakta Niwas Complexes,  Allocation of Rs.11,08,000/- (Rupees Eleven Lakh Eight Thousand only) towards awarding of Comprehensive Service Contract for a period of one year towards maintenance of Air Condition Equipments in Sai Baba Hospital and Shri Sainath Hospital, Allocation of approximately Rs.5,32,000/- (Rupees Five Lakh Thirty Two Thousand only) towards awarding of Comprehensive Service Contract for a period of one year towards maintenance of Ventilation System in Sai Prasadalaya, Allocation of Rs 2,60,000/- (Rupees Two Lakh Sixty Thousand only)   towards purchase of Stainless Steel Cooking Range at Shri Sai Prasadalay,  Allocation of Rs.1,28,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Twenty Eight Thousand only) towards purchase of  M.S.Checker Plates to fit in Cable trays at Generator Shed  at Bhakta Nivas of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan & Shirdi Bus Stand Building,  Allocation of  1,86,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Eighty Six Thousand only)  towards purchase of safety Shoes for the trainees of the Industrial Training Institute,  Allocation of approximately Rs.7,37,000/- (Rupees Seven Lakh Thirty Seven Thousand only) towards procurement of Plumbing Materials for Water Supply Department,Allocation of approximately Rs.2,10,000/- (Rupees Two Lakh Ten Thousand only) towards procurement of Video Pane, Allocation of approximately Rs.27,000/- (Rupees Twenty seven Thousand only) towards procurement of Gram Dal for Prasad. Allocation of approximately Rs.1,25,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Twenty five Thousand only) towards procurement of Idols made out of Powder Marbel, Allocation of approximately Rs.80,000/- (Rupees Eighty Thousand only) towards procurement of Ashtagandha, Allocation of approximately Rs.3,03,000/- (Rupees Three Lakh Three Thousand only) towards the Purchase of Lead Apron, Gown & Thyroid Shield for Catholab at Shri Sainath Hospital & General Operation Theatre at Shri Sainath Hospital, Allocation of approximately Rs.5,55,000/- (Rupees Five Lakh fifty five Thousand only) towards purchase of Furniture for various Wards, Departments, Office at  Sainath Hospital, Allocation of approximately Rs.1,09,00,000/- (Rupees One Crore Nine Lakh only) towards replacement of Old Flooring with the New Flooring in and around Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, Allocation of approximately Rs.95,000/- (Rupees Ninety five thousand  only) towards New Aluminum Cabin at Main kitchen & Sub Kitchen at Sai Prasadalay, Allocation of approximately Rs.64,000/- (Rupees Sixty four thousand  only) towards purchase of Diffibrillator's Internal Paddles, Allocation of approximately Rs.83,000/- (Rupees Eighty three thousand only) towards purchase of 10 KW UPS for ICU of Shri Sainath Hospital,  Allocation of approximately Rs.1,12,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Twelve thousand  only) towards expenditure of Ipoxy Flooring at E.N.T Optholomic Operation Theatre of Shri Sainath Hospital,  Allocation of approximately Rs.47,000/- (Rupees Forty Seven  thousand  only) towards purchase of Bulb for Light Source at Cardiac Operation Theatre, Allocation of approximately Rs.87,000/- (Rupees Eighty Seven  thousand  only) towards Renovation of Executive Officer’s Residence, Allocation of approximately Rs.1,50,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Fifty  thousand  only) towards purchase of Plants with Pots, Allocation of approximately Rs.1,80,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Eighty  thousand  only) towards Cost of plantation of bougainvillea Plants at Nagar-Manmad Road divider, Allocation of approximately Rs.2,85,000/- (Rupees Two Lakh Eighty five thousand  only) towards buffing of Stainless Steel Plates at Shri Sai Prasadalay, Proposal for starting a Architectural  Panel for Architectural Consultation for the construction projects undertaken by Sansthan, To get quotation to fix Annual Rate of Fuel purchase for usage at Sansthan’s various Departments, Electrician for Sansthan Vehicles, To Open Commercial Tender towards Purchase of Vehicles for the New Sansthan Office, To Open Commercial Bid to sell Tender Cocounts in Sansthan Premises.  All these topics were discussed in the meeting. Smt.Rubal Agarwal also informed that the points discussed in the meeting have been referred to Sub-Committee for further action (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Start A New Gymnasium With State Of The Art Facility in Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons through a Press briefing held on Thursday, 4th May 2017 that the Management Committee has given its formal approval to Start a New Gymnasium  with State of the Art facility consisting of upgraded equipments costing around 1 Crore rupees in a new area. 

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi Management Committee meeting was held by the Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware. Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchaure, Shri.Bipin Dada Kolhe, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Adv Shri.Mohan Jaikar, Dr.Rajendra Singh  & Trustee and Mayor Smt.Yogitatai Shelke were also present in the meeting.  

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan started Gymnasium way back in the year 2000. There was a good response from all the youngsters from Shirdi and surrounding places. Currently 450-500 members are using and there are no adequate equipments available in the Gymnasium. Considering all these points, Sansthan Management has decided to buy Indian and Imported Equipments and will  start a new Gymnasium  at Sasnthan’s property at Survey no 124, infront of Central Store Department, Empty shed in Hospital Godown.   

Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed that various types of Exercise Equipments will be purchased. This includes Thread Mill, Sping Bike,Vibrator, Heliptical, Practoral Fly, Vertical Chest Press,  Late pull down, Seated Roving, Shoulder Press, 45 Leg Press, Smith Machine, Olympic Bunch, Multi Adjustable Bunch, Utility Bunch, Batch Extension Bunch,  Twister, Ruber Dumble, Dumble Rock, Olympic Rubber Plate, Olympic Bar. An amount of about one crore rupees has been approved by the Management Committee for this purpose (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Reliance Foundation Chairperson Smt.Nita Ambani Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Chairperson of Reliance Foundation Smt.Nita Ambani visited Shirdi along with her family members on Thursday, 4th May 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe, Trustee and President of Shirdi Municipality Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Maharashtra Minister Of State For Women & Child Development Smt.Vidya Thakur Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Maharashtra Minister of State for Women & Child Development Smt.Vidya Thakur visited Shirdi on Wednesday, 3rd May 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe was also present on the occasion.

After the Samadhi darshan of Shri Sai Baba, the Minister Smt.Vidya Thakur was felicitated by trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe.

Industrialist Anant Ambani Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Noted Industrialist and Son of Shri.Mukesh Ambani, Shri.Anant Ambani visited Shirdi on Tuesday, 2nd May 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe, Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchure, Trustee and President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

After the Samadhi darshan of Shri Sai Baba, Shri.Anant Ambani was felicitated by Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe, Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchure, Trustee and President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Celebrate Maharashtra Day &  Labour Day – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi observed Maharashtra Day and Labour Day on Monday, 1st May 2017 with the Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal hoisting Flag to mark the occasion. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Administrative Officers Shri.Suryabhan Game, Shri.Uttam Gondkar, Shri.Dilip Ugale, Shri.Ashok Auti, Chief Accounts Officer & Administrative Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

On the occasion of 1st May (Labour Day) 21 Sansthan Employees were felicitated and conferred “Ideal Employee” Title. Dr.Manisha Agarwal from Shri Sainath Hospital run under the auspices of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, Director of ITI, Shirdi Shri.Ghanashyam Rane, Nurse from Shri Sainath Hospital Smt.Pranali Soman, Nurse from Shri Sai Baba Hospital Smt.Ranjana Shinde, Accounts Department’s Clerk Shri.Rajendra Kolhage, Meeting Department’s Clerk Shri.Anil Thorat, Electrical Department Clerk Shri.Pandurang Bakare, Mechanical Department Clerk Shri.Sharad Dhoke, Sai Ashram Bhaktaniwas Clerk Shri.Subash Gayake, Public Relations Office Clerk Shri.Mahendra Murade, Laddu Manufacturing Department Coupon Distributor Smt.Vaishali Kothe, Security Department’s Watchman Shri.Sudham Kote, Transport Department’s Vehicle Driver Shri.Bhausaheb Kokate, Shri Sai Pasadalay Helper Smt.Lata Bankar, Temple Department helper Smt.Sonyabapu Bankar, Record Room helper Shri.Balasaheb Ghade, C.C.TV Department helper Shri.Valmik Dharam, Construction Department helper Shri.Vikram Jadhav, Information Technology Department Contract Employee Shri.Sanjay Girme, Health Department Contract Employee Shri.Rajesh Gigana and Security Department Contract Security Guard Shri.Ramdas Dhivar and others employees were felicitated on the occasion.

On this occasion, Sports Teacher from Sai Baba English Medium School Shri.Rajendra Kohkade was felicitated with the title “Ideal Sports Teacher” jointly by Maharashtra State Sports Association & Ahmednagar District Sports Association. Shri.Rajendra Kohkade and Kum.Aniket Devidas Avthade from Shri Sai Baba Industrial Training Institute who secured 1st position in Fitter Trade and chosen for representing Maharashtra at the 52nd All India Competition held in  Kanpur in which 21 Students had participated were also felicitated by Sansthan.

On this occasion, Heads and Employees of all the Departments of Sansthan were present in large numbers. The programme was hosted by Teacher of Shri Sai Baba Girls School Smt.Vasantha Vani (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Start Open Gymnasium At Sai Ashram Bhaki Niwas & Dwarawati Building - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons through a Press briefing held on Sunday, 30th April 2017 that the Management Committee has given its formal approval to start a New Open Gymnasium at Garden area of Sai Ashram Bhakti Nivas and near the Water Storage Tank infront of Dwaravati Building. 

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi Management Committee meeting was held by the Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware. Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchaure, Shri.Bipin Dada Kolhe, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Adv Shri.Mohan Jaikar, Dr.Rajendra Singh  & Trustee and Mayor Smt.Yogitatai Shelke were also present in the meeting.  

It is proposed to develop a Garden at Sai Ashram Bhakti Nivas  and near Kankuri Water Storage tank infront of Dwaravati Building. It will be beautified with fountain, Lawn and various kinds of decorative Plants. Also, New Various Light  toys will be introduced. This area is always crowded and bubbling with activity as large number of Sai devotees, Sansthan Employees and Villagers always present here. Hence it is decided to start an Open Gymnasium at these places. 

Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed that for this Open Gymnasium ten types of Exercise Equipments will be purchased. This includes the Sky Walker, Leg Press, Air Walkers, Rover, Chest Press, Seated Puller, Shoulder Builder, Surf Boards, Seated Twister and Sit Up. An amount of about 13 Lakh rupees has been approved by the Management Committee for this purpose (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Refund Educational Fees Of Contract Employees of Sansthan - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons through a Press briefing held on Saturday, 29th April 2017 that  Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust was till now providing refund of Educational Fees for the  children of  Permanent  Employees  of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi. On the same lines now,  the State Government has approved  for refund of Educational Fees for the children of even contract employees working in various departments of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi for the academic year 2016-2017. 

Smt.Rubal Agarwal said  SSST was providing refund of  Educational Fees for the  children of  Permanent  Employees  of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi. On the same lines now, the State Government has approved  for refund of Educational Fees for the children of even contract employees working in various departments of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi for the academic year 2016-2017. This was decided in the meeting held on 30th November 2016. This decision has been approved by the Law and Justice Department of the State Government. This is a precious gift given by Sansthan to its Contract Employees on the occasion of World Labours Day (May Day). This decision will benefit 2,736 contract Employees and incur an annual expenditure of approximately Rs.80 lakh this year.  

Monetary Benefits  and Medical facilities will be provided to Contract Employees as well just like Permanent Employees of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust. All the Employees have expressed their gratitude to Chairman Dr.Suresh Hawre, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam, all the Trustees of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust and Executive Officer Smt. Rubal Agarwal for this wonderful decision (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Maharastra Minister For New & Renewable Energy, State Excise Shri.Chandrashekar Krishnarao Bawankule Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Maharashtra Minister for New & Renewable Energy, State Excise Shri.Chandrashekar Krishnarao Bawankule visited Shirdi along with his family members on Wednesday, 26th April 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Vipin Dada Kolhe, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Trustee and President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

After the Samadhi darshan of Shri Sai Baba, the Minister Shri.Chandrashekar Krishnarao Bawankule was felicitated by the trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Vipin Dada Kolhe. Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe, Trustee and President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal Selected For Best District Collector Award From Maharashtra Government - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi Smt.Rubal Agarwal has been selected by the Government of Maharashtra as the Best District Collector for the year 2016-2017.

Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Executive Officer Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri.Devendra Fadnavis is going to present the award on Friday, 21st April 2017 to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan’s Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal as the Best District Collector for her outstanding performance as Jalgaon District Collector for the year 2016-17. 

Civil Services Day by State Government General Administration, Rajiv Gandhi Administrative Speed Management Campaign, Excellent work under the competition and Employees Felicitation and Award Distribution Ceremony by Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri.Devendra Fadnavis will be held tomorrow i.e., Friday 21st April 2017 at 4 pm at  Sahyadri Guest House, Malbar Hill, Mumbai. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan’s Executive Officer Smt. Rubal Agarwal will be awarded as the Best District Collector for her outstanding performance as a district collector for Jalgaon region for the year 2016-17. She has done remarkable performance in Water Conservation, Water Tank, Beti Bachao Beti Padao, Government Recovery, Drought Redressal. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam and Management Committee have congratulated Smt.Rubal Agarwal for her outstanding achievement (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

M/s.Reliance Foundation Donates Rs.75.50 Lakh Worth Medical Literature / Machinery To Shri Sai Baba Hospital & Shri Sainath Hospital - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons through a Press Release on Wednesday, 19th April 2017 that Reliance Fondation have decided to donate Medical Literature / Machinery worth Rs.75.50 Lakh (Rupees Seventy Five Lakh Fifty Thousand only) to Shri Sai Baba Hospital and Shri Sainath Hospital run under the auspices of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan on the occasion of 60th Birth Anniversary of Industrialist Shri.Mukesh Ambani.

Smt.Rubal Agarwal said, that Vice President of M/s.Reliance Foundation Shri.Girish T.Vashi has sent an email to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan confirming that M/s.Reliance Fondation have decided to donate Medical Literature / Machinery worth Rs.75.50 Lakh (Rupees Seventy Five Lakh Fifty Thousand only) to Shri Sai Baba Hospital and Shri Sainath Hospital run under the auspices of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan on the occasion of 60th Birth Anniversary of Industrialist Shri.Mukesh Ambani. Anaesthesia Machinery worth Rs.10 Lakh, 3 LED Light Source worty Rs.10.50 Lakh, 1 Shadowless Lamp worth Rs.25 Lakh 2 ICU Ventilators worth Rs.20 Lakh, 1 Neuro Drill Machine worth Rs.20 Lakh and othe Machineries have been included. These machineries will be used in Sansthan run Shri Sai Baba Hospital and Shri Sainath Hospitals. Smt.Rubal Agrarwal said that M/s.Reliance Foundation have also donated Rs.4 Lakh towards Annadan on 19th April 2017 at Shri Sai Prasadalay (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri  Sai Baba Sansthan Honors Contract Security Staff Shri. Ganesh Dharam For His Honesty – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)


Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe honored Sansthan Contract Security Staff Shri.Ganesh Dharam at a function held on Sunday, 16th April 2017 for finding and promptly handing over the lost Purse which contained Gold Ring, Pan Card, Debit/Credit Card, Train Tickets, Cash and Identification Card of Sai Devotee Smt.Niharika Dwar from Gaziabad.

Smt.Niharika Dwar from Gaziabad who had visited Shirdi for darshan of Sai Baba had lost her purse on the night of Saturday, 15th April 2017 outside Hanuman Temple. Smt.Dwar has the practice of sitting during night time in Dwarakamai whenever she visits Shirdi. After she realized that she had lost her purse, she frantically started searching for the same. The Contract Security Staff on night duty Shri.Ganesh Dharam who found the purse identified the name based on the Identity Card. Later, he searched Facebook, got her contact number and sent SMS to her regarding the purse found by him and asked her to collect the same. Accordingly Smt.Dwar contacted Shri.Ganesh Dharam and Shri.Vilas Bavake next day morning who returned the purse along with items to her. Later, Smt.Dwar contacted Sansthan Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe and appreciated the honesty of the Sansthan Security Staff.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe felicitated Shri.Ganesh Dharam for his honesty. Security Officer Shri.Madhukar Gangawane, Security Supervisor Shri.Ramesh Bhalerao, Shri.Bhausaheb Sadafal, Shri.Janardhan Aasane were also present on the occasion (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal Convenes Procurement Committee Meeting – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Smt.Rubal Agarwal convened Procurement Committee Meeting on Tuesday, 11th April 2017.

In the meeting chaired by Smt.Rubal Agarwal, trustees Shri.Sachin Tambe,  Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Administrative Officers Shri.Suryabhan Game, Shri.Uttam Rao Gondkar, Shri.Dilip Ugale, Shri. Ashok Auti, Medical Director Dr.Vijay Narode and others were present.

Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons that in the Procurement Committee Meeting held on 11th April 2017, totally 24 topics were discussed. Preparation of Laddus for the year 2017-2018, Allocation of approximately Rs.50,57,36,000/- (Rupees Fifty Crore Fifty Seven Lakh Thirty Six Thousand only) towards procurement of Pure Cow Ghee for Sai Prasadalaya and Mandir, Allocation of approximately Rs.4,00,00,000/- (Rupees Four Crores only) towards procurement of Vegetables for Sai Prasadalaya for the year 2017-2018, Allocation of approximately Rs.2,50,00,000/- (Rupees Two Crore Fifty Lakh only) towards awarding of contracts for preparing & packing of Laddus, Boondi and Burfi Prasad for the year 2017-2018, Allocation of approximately Rs.7,37,000/- (Rupees Seven Lakh Thirty Seven Thousand only) towards procurement of Plumbing Materials for Water Supply Department, Allocation of approximately Rs.5,96,000/- (Rupees Five Lakh Ninety Six Thousand only) towards awarding of Comprehensive Service Contract for a period of one year towards maintenance of Air Condition Equipments in and around Temple Premises, Dwaravati Bhakta Niwas and Sai Baba Bhakta Niwas Complexes, Allocation of approximately Rs.5,32,000/- (Rupees Five Lakh Thirty Two Thousand only) towards awarding of Comprehensive Service Contract for a period of one year towards maintenance of Ventilation System in Sai Prasadalaya, Allocation of Rs.11,08,000/- (Rupees Eleven Lakh Eight Thousand only) towards awarding of Comprehensive Service Contract for a period of one year towards maintenance of Air Condition Equipments in Sai Baba Hospital and Shri Sainath Hospital, Allocation of Rs.21,20,000/- (Rupees Twenty One Lakh Twenty Thousand only) towards replacement of Mirrors for the Solar Steam Cooking Project at Sai Prasadaly, To give permission to open a drug store in between Shri Sai Baba Hospital and Shri Sainath Hospital on Rental basis, Conducting Structural Audit of Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, Dwarakamai, Chavadi, Dixit Wada and other ancient artifacts, Appointing of Architects towards construction of a new building at the vacant place in Survey No.148 situated on the western side of Shri Sainath Hospital, Allocation of approximately Rs.1,09,00,000/- (Rupees One Crore Nine Lakh only) towards opening of 12 technical tenders for replacement of Old Flooring with the New Flooring in and around Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir, Appointment of Consultant for Fire Department, Allocation of approximately Rs.1,47,00,000/- (Rupees One Crore Forty Seven Lakhs only) towards erection of Shed with P.V.C. Coated Tensile Fabric roof near Eastern entrance of Gate No.1 inside Samadhi Mandir Temple Complex, Allocation of Rs.12,87,000/- (Rupees Twelve Lakh Eighty Seven Thousand only) towards erection of Cot using M.S.Frame at Bhaktinivas of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan in Shirdi Bus Stand premises, Construction of Independent Food Processing Unit for preparing Laddu Prasad in between Ghat No.87,88 on Mauje- Neemgaon - Korhale Road, Erection of Windows, Doors and Partitions using Aluminium Section in Darshan Queue and hall in Shanti Niwas, Bhakta Niwas premises, Installation of Radium Letter Boards on A.C.P.Sheets for guidance of Sai Devotees at a cost of approximately Rs.18,91,000/- (Rupees Eighteen Lakh Ninety One Thousand only), Instllation of Bronze Name “BOOTYWADA” Board in Samadhi Mandir at a cost of approximately Rs.18,91,000/- (Rupees Eighteen Lakh Ninety One Thousand only), Allocation of approximately Rs.1,30,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Thirty Thousand only) towards commissioning of New Pipeline for watering the plants and trees (at Santhan premises) from the New Water Reservoir at Kankuri Village, Allocation of approximately Rs.1,16,000/- (Rupees One Lakh Sixteen Thousand only) towards procurement of Godrej Tables for Sai Baba English Medium School, Allocation of approximately Rs.1,00,000/- (Rupees One Lakh only) towards procurement of LED Dome Bulbs for Shri Sainath Hospital for which 12 Open Commercial Tenders have been floated. These topics that were discussed. Smt.Rubal Agarwal also informed that the points discussed in the meeting have been referred to Sub Committee for further action. (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Deputy Speaker Of Haryana State Assembly Smt.Santosh Yadav Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Deputy Speaker of Haryana Assembly Smt.Santosh Yadav visited Shirdi on Saturday, 8th April 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. After Smt.Santosh Yadav had Samadhi Darshan of Shri Sai Baba, she was felicitated by the Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal Convenes 2nd Procurement Committee Meeting – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Smt.Rubal Agarwal convened 2nd Procurement Committee Meeting on Monday, 3rd April 2017.

In the meeting chaired by Smt.Rubal Agarwal, trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchaure, Shri.Sachin Tambe,  Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Administrative Officers Shri.Suryabhan Game, Shri.Uttam Rao Gondkar, Shri.Dilip Ugale, Shri. Ashok Auti, Chief Accountant Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade & Medical Director Dr.Vijay Narode were  present.

Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons that in today's meeting totally 23 topics were discussed. In order to guide devotees, a new Website and Mobile Application will be developed. In order to provide Air Condition facility in Shantinivas, Bhaktinivas and Queue Complex buildings Aluminium Sliding Windows to be made, To make partition & False sealing, To procure plastic materials for Dwaravati  Bhaktinivas, To procure materials for Sanitary Department, To procure Plastic Tray for Laddu preparation section, Bleaching Powder for Drinking Water section, To procure Ferik Alam and Chlorine Gas Cylinders, To procure Bedsheets and Pillow Covers for Dwaravati Bhaktinivas accomodation section, Purchase of  Coir Foam Mattress, Fibre Pillow & Cover for Sai Prasad Accommodation Complex, Sai Baba Bhaktinivas Accomodation Complex and such other items, in all 8 tenders will be floated. Also to review skilled & unskilled contract labours, to start Online Darshan Facility in (D2H) Dish, TV Channel, Mobile & Website. Flower decoration during Shri Sai Baba’s Samadhi Centenary Celebrations, To purcahse Fan, Exhaust Fan, Switch Board, LED Lamps, Tube & Distribution Boards at Shantinivas & Bhaktinivas Queue complex Building, To buy Computer Sets for various departments, To start Solar System at Shirdi Bhaktinivas, To purchase Surgical Instruments for Neuro ICU & New Surgical ICU at Shri Sai Baba Hospital, To call for Commercial Tenders to outsource 15 tasks like checking & etc in the Laboratory of Shri Sai Baba & Shri Sainath Hospital. Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons that in the Procurement Committee Meeting next action plan about all the tenders were discussed (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Sri Ram Navami Celebration 2017 at Shirdi – A Report – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi

Shri Ramanavami utsav organized by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi started on a very good note on Monday, 3rd April 2017. The entire Shirdi town reverberated with huge Sai Naam Jaykar from lakhs of Sai devotees who came along with Palanquins from various places  and took Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi darshan in this festival.

On the first day of the festival, after the morning Kakad Aarti, procession of Sai Baba's Portrait, Idol, Veena and the holy Sai Satcharitra were taken out upto Dwarkamai. Sansthan’s Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam carried the Veena, Sansthan Trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wackchaure & Shri.Sachin Tambe carried Baba’s photograph, Trustee and Mayor Smt.Yogitatai Shelke carried the sacred Pothi and participated in the procession. Adv. Shri.Mohan Jaikar, Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Deputy  Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher & local villagers and devotees participated in the procession.

After the procession reached Dwarkamai Akhanda Shri Sai Satcharitra parayan was started. Sansthan’s Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam read the 1st Chapter & Smt.Rupali Tambe read the 2nd chapter. 

Earlier in the morning at 6.15 am Baba’s Pada Pooja was performed with due religious custom and tradition by the Executive Officer Smt.Rupali Agrwal along with her family members.

At 4 p.m Melodious Keertan programme by Shri.H.B.P.Vikram Maharaj Nandedkar was held at the Samadhi Mandir stage. At 9.15 pm Palanquin procession of Lord Sai Baba throughout Shirdi Village was held.

Shri Dwarkamai Mandal, Mumbai have erected a huge structure of Shri Hanuman showing his Bhakti towards Shri Ram –Sita Devi with colourful lightings. There was a huge crowd to see this wonderful creation by Shri Dwarakamai Mandal. 

3rd April 2017, Monday being the first day of Shri Ramanavami utsav, Dwarakamai was kept open throughout the night for darshan and Akhanda Shri Sai Satcharitra Parayan.

Anticipating huge crowd turnout, proper arrangements were made by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan to avail darshan for all the devotees. Drinking water facility had been arranged in the queue complex.

On the occasion of Shri Ramanavmi festival, Vijaya Bank donated Desktop Counter / Starter machine worth 7.50 Lakh Rupees to Sansthan. Managing Director of Vijay Bank Shri.Kishore Kumar  Sansi handed over the machine to trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe. Chief Accountant of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade  & Vijaya Bank Regional Manager Sri.Vinayak Bhissikar were also present on the occasion

4th April 2017, Tuesday, being the main day of the Shri Ramnavami Utsav Samadhi Mandir was kept open throughout the night for darshan. Lakhs of devotees had darshan of Shri Sai Baba’s Samadhi.

After Kakad Aarti, Akhanda parayan of holy Shri Sai Satcharitra was completed at Dwarakamai. The holy book of Shri Sai Satcharitra pothi was brought from Dwarakamai in procession along with Baba’s Photograph and Veena via Gurusthan to Samadhi Mandir. In this procession Sansthan’s Trustee Shri.Bipin Kolhe carried Pothi, Trustees Dr.Prathap Bhosle & Adv. Shri.Mohan Jaikar carried Baba’s Photograph. Shri.Bhausaheb Wackchaure carried the Veena. Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, Dr.Suresh Haware, Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe, Trustee and Mayor Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Executive Officer of Sansthan Smt.Rubal Agrawal, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandip Aher & local villagers and devotees participated in the procession.

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, Dr.Suresh Haware and his wife Smt.Nalini Haware performed pooja to Baba’s Holy Padukas in Samadhi Mandir, Wheat Sack at Dwaraka Mai and Kavadi (Vessel to carry holy water) at Samadhi Mandir.

In the morning at 10:00 a.m. Shri.H.B.P.Vikram Nandedkar performed the Kirtan on the birth of Lord Shri Rama. At noon before Madhyanha Aarti new flag pooja was performed by the descendants of Sai Mahabhakta Late Shri.Rasne & Late Shri.Nana Saheb Nimonkar in a ritualstic way &  at 4:00 p.m. the Flag’s Procession was conducted. At 5:00 p.m. Baba’s Chariot Procession was taken around Shirdi village. In this procession large number of devotees participated. Between 7:30 PM – 10.30 PM, "Sai Swar" Dance programme by Shri.Vijay Sakkarkar from Mumbai was held at Sai Nagar Grounds. Shri Ajay Gupta & Smt Sandhya Gupta from Agra donated Silver Mantap to keep Dwarkamai Photo  weighing 67 Kilogrammes of Silver and 142 Kgs of Wood, worth Rs.35 Lakh. This was handed over to Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe. One Devotee from Mumbai donated 2 Hundi box weighing 15 kgs to Sansthan. Dr.Suresh Haware and his wife Smt.Nalini Haware performed pooja of the new Donation Boxes. Flower Decoration was made in the Samadhi Mandir and temple premises with the generous contribution made by Shri.Arun Dagariya from Indore. Huge structure of Shri Hanuman showing his Bhakti towards Shri Ram –Sita Devi with colourful lightings by Dwarkamai Mandali from Mumbai  near Gurusthan  attracted the special attention of Sai Devotees. Saint Shri.Sairam Guruji from Baruch, Gujarat successfully completed 560 KM of "Backward Walking" also known as Retropdaling from Baruch to Shirdi and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi

The Ramnavami festival which was started from Monday, 3rd April 2017 by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi concluded on Wednesday, 5th April 2017 with the Kalyachi kirtan given by H.B.P. Shri.Vikram Maharaj Nandedkar. On the eve of Ramnavami festival, a philanthropist Sai devotee  from Hyderabad donated  12.65 Kg Golden Covering worth Rs.3.50 Crores to Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi Borders. Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware, Smt.Nalini Haware, Executive Officer  Smt.Rubal Agrawal, Shri.Rajendra Vikhe Patil and other dignitaries were present on this occasion.

5th April 2017, Wednesday being the concluding day of the festival, Vice Chairman of Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam and his wife Smt.Priyatama Kadam performed pooja of Saibaba’s Padukas (holy feet) in Samadhi Mandir. Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandip Aher and his wife Smt.Kalpna Aher conducted Rudrabhishek. After the concluding Kalyachi kirtan by H. B. P.Shri.Vikram Maharaj Nandedkar, Dahihandi was broken and soon after that, at 12 noon, Mid Day Aarti was sung.

Considering the intensity of summer, drinking water facilty was provided at different places. Accommodation arrangements for Padayatris who came with Palanquins  was arranged at Sai Dharmashala at nominal rates. For smooth darshan of Shri Sai Baba, a separate counters of biometric passes were opened. Water tankers with drinking water were provided along Mumbai-Shirdi road for the Padayatris who came with Palanquins. Apart from this, Mobile  Medical Team was also arranged to attend to urgent Medical Aid along the Padayatra Road.

The office bearers of Shri Dwarkamai Mandal were felicitated in recognistion of their relentless service for the last 39 years during Ramnavami and Punyatithi festivals taking care of Electrical decoration and for erecting scenic models. Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe felicitated Chief Conveners of Shri Dwarakmai Mandal Shri.Shashikant Dalvi, Shri.Vilas Mahadik, Shri.Satish Rao and other office bearers. Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Chief Accountant Shri.Bhausaheb Ghorpade, Administrative Officers Shri.Suryabhan Ghame, Shri.Uttamrao Gondkar, Shri.Ashok Auti, Chief of Electrical Department of Sansthan Shri.Vijay Rohamare, Shri.Prakash Chinte and others were also present on the occasion.

Security Department of Sansthan, Prasadalaya Department, Health department and employees of all the other departments and Shirdi Local residents  had put in sincere efforts to make this festival a grand success. Hence, Sansthan Chairman Dr. Suresh Haware, Vice chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, all trustees, Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agrawal lauded their efforts and thanked them (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Well Known Marathi & Hindi Music Director/Singer Shri.Ajay Gogavale Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Well Known Marathi & Hindi Music Director / Singer Shri.Ajay Gogavale visited Shirdi on Sunday, 2nd April 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe was also present on the occasion.

Deputy Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly Shri.Manikrao Thakre Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Deputy Speaker of Maharashtra Assembly Shri.Manikrao Thakre visited Shirdi on Sunday, 2nd April 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe was also present on the occasion.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust To Develop Sai Wallet Application - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Administration Committee has taken a decision to develop Sai Wallet Application using digital technology for the benefit of Sai Devotees visiting Shirdi. Going forward, there will be no need to keep currency notes to avail accommodation, meals, Darshan/Aarti Passes and purchase of other things offered by Sansthan. Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, Dr.Suresh Haware dislocsed this information through a Press Release issued on Sunday, 2nd April 2017.

This decision was taken in the meeting. Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam, trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchaure, Shri.Bipin Kolhe, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Trustee and President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Executive Officer of Sansthan Smt.Rubal Agrawal, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandip Aher and other office bearers were present in the meeting.

Dr.Haware said that Sai devotees from all over the world flock to Shirdi for Sai Baba’s darshan. With this decsion of Sansthan, the devotees will be free from tension of carrying currency notes with them and their Shirdi Yatra will turnout to be pleasant. This Application will enable the devotees to do cashless transaction while they are in Shirdi and this facility will also be made available at restaurants, hotels, shops, etc. Sai devotees will not have the fear of stealing or losing money. Hence, Sai devotees can have the pleasure of enjoying Baba's Darshan/Aarti. Sai Baba Sansthan has already installed 34 Swiping Machines at Donation Counter, All Bhakt Niwas premises, Sai Pasadalaya, Shri Sai Baba Hospital, Public Relations Office and other prominent places. In addition to this, Net Banking Services of leading Banks including Kotak Mahindra, Andhra, HDFC, Union Bank of India, Bank of Baroda, Central Bank have also been made available for the benefit of Sai Devotees. On-line gateway payment facility by Kotak Mahindra Bank, HDFC Bank and Andhra bank have also been made available. Dr.Suresh Haware appealed to all Sai Devotees to make use of Cashless Trasaction facility offered by Sansthan.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Makes Elaborate Security Arrangements For Shri Ramnavami Festival - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Shri.Sachin Tambe directed the Officers of Security Department of Sansthan at a meeting held on Saturday, 1st April 2017 to enable devotees to have smooth darshan of Sai Baba's Samadhi during Palanquin and Chariot Procession and Kavdi Procession on the occasion of Shri Ramanavami Festival organized by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan.

Shri.Sachin Tambe addressed the Security Supervision Meeting held in Sansthan’s meeting hall. Shri.Pratap Ingale, Police Inspector of Shirdi  Police Station, Administrative Officers Shri.Suryabhan Ghame, Shri.Uttam Gondkar, Shri.Dilip Ugale, Sansthan Security Department head Shri.Madhukar Gangwane, Security Supervisors and Security Staff were present in this meeting.

Shri.Sachin Tambe was speaking at the meeting held to oversee the Security measures during Baba's Palanquin, Chariot Procession. To have darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Palanquin and Chariot Procession, people from all over the World flock to Shirdi in large numbers. Due to huge surge of crowd during these occasions to have darshan of Palanquin and Chariot Procession, there is bound to be a severe blockage resulting in devotees unable to have smooth darshan. In this crowd, crimes like Pickpocketing happens in large scale. Hence, Shri.Sachin Tambe instructed the Officers of Security Department to handle these kind of problems in a proper manner.

Cordless Microphone & Sound system has been arranged at different places of Palanquin Route. Security Guards will be giving timely directions. Prime importance will be given to  Ladies & proper monitoring of the crowd will be done during Palanquin &  Chariot procession. Also, Security will be monitored near Dhol & other Musical bands who come along with Palanquins. This year, a separate Women Security Team has been arranged. Thus, Women Security Team will have a separate meeting with Shirdi Womens Police Team.

More Time Darshan Booking Counters will be open for the benefit of Padayatris coming during Shri Ramanavami  festival. Shri.Tambe has instructed all Security Personnel to behave humbly & speak politely with the Palanquin Devotees in order to spread right message about Sansthan. Shri.Pratap Ingale, Police Inspector of Shirdi Police Station gave guidance to Security Team. Shri.Gangawane did the vote of thanks (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan felicitates Maharashtra Chief Minister Shri.Devendra Fadnavis - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Sai Baba Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebration Action Plan Committee held a formal meeting on Friday, 31st March 2017 which was presided over by the Chief Minister of Maharashtra Shri.Devendra Fadnavis. Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware felicitated the Chief Minister on the occasion. Leader of Opposition Shri.Radhakrishna Vikhe Patil, Minister Incharge of Ahmednagar District Shri.Ram Shinde, Memember of Legislative Assembly Smt.Snehalata Kolhe, Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchure, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Shri.Prataprao Bhosle, President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke and Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Start Sai Sevak Yojana On The Lines of Shegaon Sansthan - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Dr.Suresh Haware informed through a Press Release on Thursday, 30th March 2017 that Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi has decided to arrange gathering of all Palanquin Groups who come to the Temple Town of Shirdi for having darshan of Shri Sai Baba. Hence, Dr.Haware has requested them to register their names with Shri Sai Baba Sansthan.

Dr. Haware said that Lakhs of devotees flock to Shirdi for having Darshan of Sai Baba, out of which many people have asked to do Voluntery Service (Seva) at Shri Sai Baba Sansthan. To give  opportunity to serve Sai Devotees  and in order to increase the number of Volunteers at Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, it has been proposed to start Sai Sevak Yojana on the lines of Sevak yojana that is in vougue at Shegaon Sansthan. Hundreds of Palanquins comes to Shirdi from different places  like Mumbai, pune, Nashik, Shahpur, Biwandi, Aurangabad, Ahmednagar, Jalgon, Dhule etc & also from other States throughout the year. Due to Centenary celebrations of Shri Sai Baba Maha Samadhi, there would be huge need of Volunteers. With this in view, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan has decided to give first priority for the Padayatris who come along with Palanquins to do this seva. 

Every Palanquin group should register the names of 21 group members. That is, each Palanquin group should register 20 members + 1 Group Leader name. They can offer their seva 8 days in a year. Totally 10,500 volunteers are required for the Centenary Celebrations of Shri Sai Baba's Maha Samadhi. First preference will be given to the Padayatris who come along with Palanquins. This will be free of charge Service. However, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan  will provide Free food, Coffee, Tea & accommodation. All Palanquin members are requested to register their names with Security Department, Contact No :02423-258 885, 258 888. They can also send email to security@sai.org.in. Also, those who need more details  can contact Shri.Vilas Kote on 90498 28215 & Shri.Yogesh Goraksha on 94207 86507. Dr.Haware has requested Palanquin group members to register and participate in Sa Sevak Yojana in a very big way (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Ramnavami Celebration-2017 at Shirdi – 2nd Press Release – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, Smt.Rubal Agarwal informed media persons at the Sansthan Managenent Committee Meeting held on Monday, 27th March 2017 that It is decided to host "Majhi AAyi Ticha Baap“ Comedy Drama on Monday, 3rd April 2017, & "Sai Swar Nrityotsav" programme on Tuesday, 4th April 2017 on account of Shri Ramanavami Festival.  

On the first day i.e., Monday, 3rd April 2017, there will be a Comedy play “Majhi AAyi Ticha Baap“ presented by Shri.Anant Vasanth Panshikar from Sai Nagar. The main comedy actors who would perform in this play would be Smt.Smitha Jaykar and Shri.Mohan Joshi. The concept for the Play is by Smt.Renuka Bhide, Screen Play is written  by Shri.Francis Augustin, the play is directed by Shri. Sudesh Mahashilkar, Music by Shri.Mayuresh Madgaonkar, Choreography by Shri.Sachin Gaonkar, Sponsored by Smt.Sheetal Talpade. On the Main Day i.e, Tuesday, 4th April 2017, from 7:30 PM, "Sai Swar" Dance programme by Shri.Vijay Sakkarkar from Mumbai has been arranged. Smt.Rubal Agarwal has requested all devotees to come in large numbers and attend the programmes arranged on the occasion of Shri Ramanavami Festival.

To enable the devotees to have darshan in a convenient manner, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan has put up Tent (mantap) in the Sansthan premises. Also Police security, Electricity & Drinking Water facility has been arranged. Along with this, for the benefit of padayatris coming along with the palanquins from Mumbai and surrounding places,  Sansthan has put up Cloth Tents (Shamiyana) for sleeping and taking rest at different places on the highway from Mumbai to Shirdi. In these tents, Electricity and Drinking Water facility have been arranged. Staying arrangements has been made in Sai Dharmashala at very nominal rates. Emergency Medical Services through Mobile Clinic has been arranged on the routes from Sinnar to Shirdi for the benefit of Padayatris. Similarly at different places like Sansthan premises, darshan queue, Sai Ashram (1000 rooms), New Bhaktaniwas (500 rooms), Sai Prasadalay, first aid facility has been arranged. In order to see that devotees get  the Laddu packets easily during this festival, extra Laddus have been prepared using 250 quintal of Sugar. 

Smt.Rubal Agarwal said that on all the 3 days there will be Free Prasad Bhojan Facility due to generous contribution by Shri.Dushmant Kumar Swain from Buvaneshwar, Shri.V.V.Raghavan from Mumbai, Shri.Shrinivas G Shirgurkar, Shri.Sunil Agarwal from Mumbai, Smt.Vrinda Sundaram from Delhi, Shri.Hemantkumar Jain from Kolkatta, Smt.Sita Hariharan from America, Shri.Prakash Kumar and Shri.Sanjay Sood from Ludhiana & Smt Binaben Samirkumar Patel. 

Under the able guidance and supervision of Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, All the Trustees & Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, all the Administrative Officers, heads of all the Departments and Sansthan Staff Members are working  day and night for the success of this festival (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Dr.Suresh Haware Releases Shri Sai Charitra Darshan In Sinhalese Language - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware, released “Shri Sai Charitra Darshan“ Book in Srilanka’s Sinhalese Language at a function held on Wednesday, 29th March 2017.

Dr.Suresh Haware & his wife Smt.Nalini Haware, Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe, Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal officially released the book “Shri Sai Charitra Darshan“ translated in Srilanka’s Sinhalese Language. This book is  translated to Sinhalese Language by Shirdi Sai Centre of Srilanka, Colombo. Hence this book is going to benefit many Srilankan Devotees to know about Shirdi Sai Baba.

Chief Public Relations Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Mohan Yadav has written Shri Sai Charitra Darshan in Marathi based on the Original Marathi  work by  K.L Colonel M.B.Nimbalakar. The 2nd edition  of Shri Sai Charitra Darshan has also become popular. Till Date this book is translated in 10 different Languages like English, Hindi, Gujarati, Assamese, Telugu, Punjabi & Konkani. 

Smt.Ruapli Tambe, Smt.Saraswati Wakchaure,  Chief Public Relations Officer Shri.Mohan Yadav, & Temple Chief Shri.Rajendra Jagtap were also present on this occasion (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Contribute Towards Developmenet of Roads in Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi Dr.Suresh Haware informed  media persons at a Press Conference held on Tuesday, 28th March 2017 that it is proposed to develop 8 roads which comes under the limits of Shirdi Municipal Corporation   (Nagar Panchayat) on behalf of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi. The estimated cost for the project is around Rs.22,69,91,510. In the meeting, it was decided to contribute Rs.4,20,60,000  from Nagar Panchayat Contribution (People’s contribution) for the development of roads of this Pilgrim Centre under the Maharashtra Golden Jubliee City Development Project.  

Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri.Bahusaheb Wakchaure, Shri.Bipin Kolhe, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Shri. Sachin Tambe, Trustee and Mayor Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Sansthan’s Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal & Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher were also present in the meeting.

Dr.Haware said that it is proposed to repair and Concrete the Roads in Dr.Hedgewar Nagar which comes under the limits of Shirdi  Municpal Corporation  (Nagar Panchayat). 8 roads of Canal No.12 from Reception Point to Nadurki Shiv Road, Pukharaj Loda to Pimpalwdi Road, Razzak Sheik adjacent Punam Nagar Lane No.1 to Raoji Kondaji kote’s House, Road in Krishnanagar, Sir Colony Road in Survey No.134,  Road in Ganeshwadi & Hotel Shraddha Park to Pukharaj Lodha, Canal No.12 Inamwadi Road  will be repaired. An amount of Rs.22,69,91,510 is approved for this project. Due to request from Shirdi Municipal Corporation, It was decided to give Rs.4,20,60,000 from Nagar Panchayat Contribution (People’s contribution) for the development of roads of this Pilgrim centre under the Maharashtra Golden Jubliee City Development Project (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Gudi Padwa Festival Celebrated in Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Gudi Padwa festival was celebrated with due religious fervor on Tuesday, 28th March 2017 by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi. Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware and his wife performed Pooja to the Golden kalash. Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe along with his wife Smt.Rupali Tambe, Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Smt.Saraswati Wakchaure and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Om Sai Sadhana Sansthan, Shirdi Donates 14 Water Coolers Of 400 Litre Capacity To Shri Sai Baba Sansthan - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Om Sai Sadhana Sansthan, Shirdi donated 14 Water Coolers of 400 Litre Capacity worth Rs.9,58,500/- (Rupees Nine Lakh Fifty Eight Thousand Five Hundred only) on Monday, 27th March 2017 to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan. Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware and and his wife Smt.Nalini Haware performed pooja to the Water Coolers. Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam and Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe were also present on the occasion.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Provides Ten Trucks For Providing Drinking Water Facility to Padayatris - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Sai baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi provided 10 Trucks with Drinking Water at a function held on Sunday, 26th March 2017 for providing Drinking Water Facility to Padayatris (devotees coming  by walk) who are coming along with Palanquins from Mumbai  to Shirdi for the upcoming Shri Ramanavami Festival. These Trucks will be made available on the high way of Mumbai–Shirdi at places where the Palanquins stops for rest. Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe performed the Pooja of all the Trucks. 

On the auspicious occassion of Shri Ramanavami festival, Lakhs of devotees from Maharashtra and other States flock to Shirdi to have darshan of Shri Sai baba’s Samadhi. During this festival, hundreds of Padayatris along with Palanquins come to Shirdi in a very big way. Out of which Palanquins coming from Mumbai will be more in number. Palanquins will be stopped in between on the highway of Mumbai-Shirdi for the purpose of rest. To provide facilities for the Padayatris who come along with Palanquins, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan has already put up Cloth Mantaps at various places on the high way of Mumbai-Shirdi for the staying purpose of these Padayatris. Electricity and Drinking water facility is also provided in these places. Shri.Valmikarao Kathkade from Kopargaon has given 10 Water Tankers on free of charge basis. Sansthan is spending only on Fuel charges for these trucks and have hired 26 Staff Members to take care of this Task. 

Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe performed the Pooja of 10 Trucks. Head of Drinking Water Department, Shri.Rajendra Jagtap and other Staff Members were also present on this occasion (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).  

Shri Sai Baba Girl's School & Junior College Students Excell in District Level Essay Writing Competition - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

A remarkable success was achieved by the Students of Shri Sai Baba Girl’s School & Junior College in the recently concluded District Level Essay Writing Competition on the occasion of Global Consumer Day. This Competition was organsied at 3 differnent levels, Inter School, Inter Colllege and Open Level. In  the Inter School level competition, students from Sai Baba School secured  first 3 prizes and 2 consoaltion prizes respectively.

The Prize distribution function was held in C.D.J.College of Commerce in Shrirampur. This District Level Competition was held in memory of Late Shri.Bindumadhav Joshi who sacrificed his life for the Global Consumer Movement. Students wrote essay on Consumer Awareness and Consumer Movement. Junior college Student Kum.Sakshi Lokhande Secured first position, Kum.Komal Pawar secured 2nd Position, Kum.Priyanka Sonwane Secured 3rd Position, Kum.Shrutika Balerao & Kum.Ankita Solase secured consolation Prizes in the Inter School Level Competion. For the first 3 winners Medals, Certificates and Cash prizes were given, and for consolation prize winners, Medals and Certificates were distributed. These students were guided by teacher Shri.Vasanth Kisan Vani. Fundamental information regarding the Essay Competition was provided by Principal Smt.J.S.Mirajkar. In the Inter College Level,  Shri Sai Baba Junior College’s Principal Shri.Sunil kandekar also received the award.

For tremendious success  of the Institution, Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, all Trustees, Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal, Deputy Executive Officer Dr. Sandeep Aher, Chief Accounts Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade & all Administrative Officers congratulated the Institution and wished all the best for the future (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Accommodation Complexes Gets ISO 9001-2008 Renewal Certification - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust’s  all accommodation complexes like Sai Ashram Bhaktinivas, Sai Dharma Shala , Dwaravti Bhaktinivas, Shri Sai Baba Bhaktinivasasthan, & Sai Prasad Baktinivas have got Renewal certification of ISO 9001-2008 for the Next one year. 

Sansthan’s Vice Chariman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri.Bahusaheb Wackchaure, Trustee and Shirdi Mayor Smt. Yogita Shelke & Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal were present  in the Committee Meeting held on Friday, 24th March 2017 where the ISO Renewal Certificate  was presented. Contributor and Sai Devotee  Shri.Keshu Murthy, Deputy Executive Officer DrSandeep Aher, Chief Accounts Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Administrative Officers Shri.Suryabhan Ghame, Shri.Uttamrao Gondkar, Shri.Dilip Ugale, Shri.Ashok Auti & Departement heads of all the accommodation complexes were also present on this occasion. 

Sansthan has started various projects to provide better accomodation to the devotees flocking to Shirdi from all over the World. Collectively from all the accomodation complexes, there are 2534 Rooms & 166 Halls in which 18,000 devotees can stay at a time.  In these accomoadation complexes, very reasonable charges are being made to the devotees. Tea, Breakfast & Meals are being provided at nominal rates in these accommodation complexes. Booking of these rooms can be made easily through  Online booking facility on www.online.sai.org.in.  Devotees who are experiencing  the wonderful Service, Promptness, Quality, Cleaniliness, Booking Facility. Nominal rates are being chareged for the rooms in all these accomodation complexes. Because Sansthan had met all these criterias, it had got ISO Certification on 3rd January 2015. In India, Shirdi Sai Baba Santhan is the first religious Organization to receive  ISO Certification for Accomoadation Services. The programme was compered by teacher Smt.Vasanth Vani & organised by Shri.Punjahari Kote (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Ramnavami Celebration-2017 at Shirdi – Press Release – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Smt.Rubal Agarwal  informed media persons at a press conference held on Wednesday, 22nd March 2017 that  Like every year  this year also Shri Ramnavami Festival  is being celebrated in Shirdi by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi  from Monday, 3rd  April 2017 to Wednesday, 5th April 2017.

Smt.Agarwal informed media persons that Shri Sai Baba granted His permission to celebrate this festival in the year 1911 and from that time onwards every year this festival is being celebrated in a very grand manner with festive environment  in Shirdi.

Programme Details:

03-04-2017:  Monday- (Opening Day)

Morning

4.30 am : Kakada Aarti. 
5.00 am: Procession with the Idol, Photograph of Lord Sai Baba and Pothi (Sai Satcharitra). 
5.15 am: Commencement of Akhanda Parayana of Sri Sai Satcharitra in Dwarakamai. 
5.20 am: Mangal Snaan to Lord Sai Baba followed by Darshan.

Afternoon

12.30  noon: Afternoon Aarti followed by Teerth and Prasad.

Evening

4.00 pm - 6.00 pm: Keertan at Samadi Mandir Dias. 
6.30 pm: Dhoop Aarti.

Night

7.30 pm to 10.30 pm: Programme by Invited artistes on the stage of Sainagar Grounds. 
9.15 pm: Palanquin procession of Lord Sai Baba throughout Shirdi Village. 
10.30 pm: Shej Aarti.

In view of the Akhanda Parayana, Dwarakamai will be kept open throughout the night.

04-04-2017:  Tuesday  (Main Day) - Second Day

Morning

4.30 am : Kakad Aarti. 
5.00 am: Culmination of Akhanda Parayana and Procession with the Idol, Photograph of Lord Sai Baba and Pothi (Sai Satcharitra). 
5.20 am: Kavadi Procession followed by Mangal Snaan to Lord Sai Baba and Darshan. 
10.00 am to 12.00 pm: Rama Janma Keerthan programme at Samadhi Mandir Dias.

Afternoon

12.30  noon: Afternoon Aarti followed by Teerth and Prasad.

Evening

4.00 pm: Flag Procession. 
5:00 pm: Ratha Yatra of Lord Sai Baba throughout Shirdi Village. 
6.30 pm: Dhoop Aarti after the return of Ratha yatra.

Night

7.30 pm to 10.30 pm: Programme by Invited artistes on the stage of Sainagar Grounds. 
10.00 pm to 5.00 am (of next day): Cultural programmes by various Sai devotees at Samadi mandir dias.

In view of the main day (as celebrated at Shirdi), the Samadhi Mandir remains open overnight for public. Therefore, there will be no Shej Aarti on the night of 4th  April  2017 and hence no Kakad Aarti on  5th April 2017 morning.

05-04-2017:  Wednesday (Concluding Day) - Third Day

Morning

5.05 am: Mangal Snaan to Lord Sai Baba followed by Darshan. 
6.30 am: Rudrabhisheka at Gurusthan. 
10:30 am: Gopalkala and Dahihandi programme.

Afternoon

12.10  noon: Afternoon Aarti followed by Teerth and Prasad.

Evening

6.30 pm: Dhoop Aarti.

Night

10.30 pm: Shej Aarti.

In view of Shri Ramnavami celebrations  from  3rd April 2017 to 5th April  2017, there will be  Programme by Invited artistes on the stage of Sainagar Grounds between 7.30 pm to 10.30 pm.  Sai Satyavrata Pooja (Satyanarayana Vrata) and Abhisheka Pooja will not be performed on all three days.

Those who are interested to participate in the Akhanda Parayan of Shri Sai Satcharita at Dwarkamai on the first day are requested to register their  names on 2nd April 2017 between  1 pm  to 5.30 pm at Samadhi mandir dias. On the same day at 6.00 pm devotees names will be decided and announced by lucky draw method.

Similarly for the Cultural programmes on the main day on 4th April 2017 at Samadhi Mandir, devotees are requested to register their names at Announcement Centre.

Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal has requested devotees to participate in large numbers in all the above programmes and make this festival a grand success.

Under the able guidance of Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware, Sansthan’s Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, All Trustees and Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal & Sansthan’s Deputy Executive Officer Dr. Sandeep Aher, all the Administrative Officers, all the heads of departments and all staff members of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan have put in lot of efforts to make this festival a grand success (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal Convene Procurement Committee Meeting – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The newly appointed Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Smt.Rubal Agarwal convenened the meeting of Procurement Committee on Monday, 20th March 2017.

In the Procurement Committee Meeting convened today by Smt.Rubal Agarwal, trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Vakchure, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Administrative Officers Shri.Suryabhan Game, Shri.Dilip Ugale, Shri.Uttam Gondkar, Shri.Ashok Auti, Chief Accounts Officer Shri.Babasaheb Ghorpade, Medical Director Dr.Vijay Narode and others were also present.

Speaking on the occasion Smt.Rubal Agarwal said that in the Procurement Committee meeting held today 25 subjects were discussed. Erection of Tents during Shri Ramanavami Festival period, Summer occasion for the benefit of devotees , Erection of Sheds using M.S.Structure, VPVC Fabricated roof in and around Temple Complex, Appointment of an Advisor for Independent Food Processing Unit to prepare Laddus, Flower Decoration on the occasion of Shri Sai Baba Maha Samadhi Centenary Celbration, procurement of M.S.Beds in order erect them inside Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan’s Accommodation Complexes, Setting up of Pumping Room to Store Water, procurement of needed machinery/ instruments/books for Shri Sai Baba Hospital and Shri Sainath Hospital and  appointment of Sub Committee to oversee 17 Work Related Tenders and 8 Open Commercial Tenders were discussed in today’s meeting (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Ranga Panchami Celebrated In Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Ranga Panchami Festival was celebrated in a grand manner on Friday, 17th March 2017 by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi. On the auspicious occasion, Shri Sai Baba's Chariot Procession was taken throughout Shirdi Village.

Holi Festival Celebrated in Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Holi Festival was celebrated with traditional fervor at the Gurusthan Temple inside Shirdi Sai Baba Temple Complex, Shirdi on Sunday, 12th March 2017. Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher and his wife performed the traditional pooja.

Smt.Rubal Agarwal Takes Charge As New Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan, Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Smt.Rubal Agarwal took Charge as the New Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan on Thursday, 9th March 2017. She had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi.

Immediately after the darshan, Smt.Rubal Agarwal took over as New Executive Officer from Shri.Bajirao Shinde.

Earlier, the Newly appointed Executive Officer Smt.Rubal Agarwal was welcomed by the Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Suresh Haware. Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri.Bhausabheb Wakchure, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Smt.Yogitatai Shelke and Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher were also present on the occasion.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Form New Editorial Board for Shri Sai Leela Magazine - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

It was decided in a meeting held on Wednesday, 8th March 2017 to form an Editorial Board for the official "Shri Saileela Magazine" and the proposed new magazine ‘Saiseva Magazine’ in Marathi, Hindi and English by Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi. Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Dr.Suresh Haware has appealed to all the interested people having Editorial experience particularly in the filed of Spiritual Books / Magazines to apply to The Executive Officer, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi.

Dr.Haware said that Shri Sai Baba went in sacred mausoleum on Tuesday, 15th October,1918. The Centenary year of this Sacred Mausoleum will be celebrated from Vijayadashami 2017 to Vijayadashami 2018 by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust with the support of Shirdi residents and Sai devotees from India and abroad. Apart from this, Shri Saileela Magazine started in Chaitra Shake 1845 (Year 1923) by the devotees who had been associated with Shri Sai Baba will be completing 100 years in the year 2023. On the eve of these two historical events, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust has decided to form an Editorial Board for the magazines "Shri Saileela" and proposed magazine "Saiseva" published in Marathi, Hindi and English languages to propagate the philosophy and teachings of Shri Sai Baba and to bring various activities of Sansthan to the notice of Sai devotees in India and abroad. Hence, those who are well versed with Marathi, Hindi and English languages and having Editorial Experience of 20 years in publishing Sspiritual Books / Magazines are hereby appealed to send in their applications to The Executive Officer, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, Tal-Rahata, Dist-Ahmednagar-423 109, on or before 30th March, 2017, Dr. Haware added.

Fiften Austrian Sai Devotees Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Fiften Sai Devotees from Austria visited Shirdi on Tuesday, 7th March 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. They were welcomed on behalf of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan by its Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe.

Eminent Sai Writer & Preacher Shri.Voruganti Rama Krishna Prasad Is No More - Courtesy: Shri.C.Sai Baba, Orissa

Eminent Sai Writer & Preacher Shri.Voruganti Rama Krishna Prasad passed away on Monday, 6th March 2017 at his Vijayawada residence. He was 74 Years at the time of his demise.

He was born on 24th September 1942 at Yenugulamahal village, East Godavari District of Andhra Pradesh. He served at various positions in Indian Railways and retired in the year 1993. He came to Sai Baba’s fold in the year 1970. He had written more than 100 Books in Telugu Language and 13 Books on Shirdi Sai Baba. He gave discourses on Sai Baba at almost all the Sai Baba Temples of Andhra Pradesh. He had also given discourses at Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, Ganagapur Dattatreya Temple, Akkalkot Swami Samartha Samsthan. He had performed Sai Sathya Vratham continuously for a period of 120 days in Shirdi. He had received acclaims from almost all the Sai Baba Temples in Andhra Pradesh for his spiritual discourses on Sai Baba.

He was the founder President of “Vishwa Manavatha Gurupeetham”, Vijayawada which is managing the  “Sowbhagya Sai Temple”.

He leaves behind his wife Smt.Surya Kumari, a daughter and two sons.

We are giving some of his accomplishments for the benefit of Sai Devotees.

He had written 13 Books in Telugu on Sai Baba.  The list of books is given below:

  1. Adgandi Chabutanu ‘Saibaba”
  2. Sri Sadguru Sai Leelamruthamu.
  3. Sadguru Sai – Sri Guru Charanalu.
  4. Sri Sadguru Sai Bhakta Leelamruthamu.
  5. Sri Sainatha Chalisa mariyu Nitya Parayana Stotramulu.
  6. Nenunde Bayamela?  – Shirdi Saibaba Ashissulu.
  7. Sadguru Sai Nitya Prarthana Stotramulu.
  8. Sri Sai Charam Makika Sharanam
  9. Nana Saheb Chandorkaruku Saibaba Chappina Sri Shirdi Sainatha Bhagavadgeeta.
  10. Sarvakarya Siddiki Sri Sadguru Sai Charitra.
  11. Sri Sai Satyavratam.
  12. Sri Guru Charitra – Nitya Parayana Granthamu
  13. Sri Saduguru Saibaba Nitya Parayana Granthamu.

According to the information from family members, his last rites will be performed today i.e., on Tuesday, 7th March 2017.

www.saiamrithadhara.com team condoles the demise of Sai Personality Shri.Voruganti Rama Krishna Prasad and prays to Lord Sai to rest His Divine Soul in Peace and to give strength to the family members to bear this great loss.

Centenarian Sai Personality Shri.Ramachandra M Adkar Passes Away - Courtesy: Shri.Nihar Adkar, Pune

Centenarian Sai Personality and pricelss gem amongst Sai Devotees who was personally blessed by Shri.Sai Baba passed away in the morning hours of Saturday, 4th March 2017 at his residence in Pune. He was 102 years at the time of his demise. Incidentally, 4th March 2017 also happened to be his 103rd year Birthday.

Late Shri.Ramachandra M Adkar

He passed away peacefully in the morning after completing his daily morning routine. Shri.Ramachandra M Adkar eventhough confined to home during the last days was quite hale and healthy.

Late Shri.Ramachandra Adkar reading News Paper on 4.3.2017

Shri. Sai Baba took the child "Ramachandra" on his lap, pampered him and gave His Divine Blessings to the child when Late Shri.Ramachandra Adkar was a small child.

Shri.Ramachandra M Adkar was born to Madhavrao Vaman Adkar (who wrote the famous  “Aarti Saibaba Saukhya Dhathara Jeeva” which Baba liked very much)  and Ganga Bai Adkar on 4th March 1915. His Centenary Celbration was held on a grand manner on 6th April 2014 in which selected Sai Devotees from all over India were invited. He successfully completed 102 years on 4th March 2016.

During the long life span which he had spent with the blessings of Sai Baba, he had achieved great success in various fields of activity. Being a multi-faceted personality, Shri.Ramachandra Adkar had donned the role of Freedom Fighter, Social Service Activist, a successful Doctor, competent Astrologer, a dedicated Teacher and more than all a dedicated Sai Devotee.

Ramachandra studied up to 5th class in Marathi medium. His father was a linguist and taught him to read and write Urdu. When he grew up he sought the job of a school master, but was appointed as headmaster. Thus he was in charge of four schools. Three months later he was married to Mathura Bai Kulkarni. They stayed in their father's home in Barsi, where he continued to work as headmaster. They had two sons and three daughters. He retired in 1972 and in 1980 moved to Pune where he stayed till his last breath.

Shri.Ramachandra M Adkar  could not remember baba’s face but he could clearly remember baba’s feet till his last days (as told by him to Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Pune during later’s visit to his place).

With the inspiration and strength given by Sai Baba, he had built a splendid Sai Baba Mandir during 2001-2005 on a vast 3 acre of land at a place called "Loni" near Pune. Hundreds of Sai Devotees have been blessed by Sai Baba through this Sai Mandir. Mandir Inaguration Day (19th February) and Shri.Madhavrao Adkar Death Anniversary (18th November) are being celebrated with great reverence and devotion in a grand scale in this Mandir.

Shri.Ramachandra Adkar and his wife Smt.Mathura Bai Adkar stayed with their Son Dr.Arun Adkar and Shri.Janardhan Adkar (who belongs to 4th generation) at Pune and lead a happy and peaceful life.

Smt.Mathura Bai Adkar passed away last year on Monday, 17th October 2016 at the age of 93. Shri.Ramachandra Adkar took Samadhi exactly on his 103rd year Birthday on Saturday, 4th March 2017.

According to his grandson, the last rites of Late Shri.Ramachandra Adkar was performed in Pune today itself.

For the information of Sai Devotees, www.saiamrithadhara.com team had personally recommended to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan to felicitate Centanarian Shri.Ramachandra Adkarji at a special function to be held in Shirdi. However, it is sad to note that this wish of many Sai Devotees across the World could not be fulfilled.

www.saiamrithadhara.com team condoles the demise of Centanarian Sai Personality Shri.Ramachandra M Adkar and prays to Lord Sai to rest His Divine Soul in Peace and to give strength to the family members to bear this great loss.

Well Known Marathi Comedy Actor Bhau Kadam Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Well Known Marathi Comedy Actor Shri.Bhau Kadam visited Shirdi on Friday, 3rd March 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust To Contribute Rs.6,05,87,000/- towards Central Government Water Supply Scheme "Amrut Yojana" - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Board of Trustees of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi has taken an unanimous decision at a meeting held on Tuesday, 28th February 2017 to contribute the subsidy amount of Rs.6,05,87,000/- (Rupees Six Crore Five Lakh Eighty Seven Thousand only) as part of people’s contribution to Shirdi Municipal Corporation for the sanctioned Water Supply Scheme under ‘Amrut Yojana’ sponsored by the Central Government. This was disclosed by the Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi Dr.Suresh Haware today.

The meeting in this regard was chaired by Dr.Haware. Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam, Trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchaure, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Shri.Pratap Bhosale, Adv. Mohan Jaykar, Trustee and President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Executive Officer of Sansthan Shri.Bajiraio Shinde and other officials were also present in the meeting.

Dr.Haware said that in its letter addressed by Shirdi Municipal Corporation, it has been mentioned that Shirdi is an International Pilgrim Centre because of the Divine Abode of Shri Sai Baba. Everyday huge number of devotees throng to Shirdi to take the blessings of Shri Sai Baba. Around 75,000 to 1 Lakh devotees take darshan on Daily basis while the number reaches to around 2 lakhs during festival occasions. This number also includes devotees from foreign countries. The devotees visiting Shirdi stay in various Lodges and Hotels in Shirdi. The Local Municipal Corporation has to bear the total financial burden to provide basic amenities. Hence, Shirdi Municipal Corporation demanded Rs.9.168 Crores in the form of subsidy as a contribution from people for the sanctioned Water Supply Scheme under Central Government’s ‘Amrut Yojana’. However, the Board of Trustees of Shri Sai Baba Santhan has sanctioned Rs. 6,05,87,000/-. This will help in providing water of 135 Liters per person, added Dr. Haware.

Well Known Film Actress & Politician Smt.Jayaprada Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Well Known Film Actress & Politician Smt.Jayaprada visited Shirdi on Monday, 27th Feruary 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Propose To Distribute 100 Ambulances in Apri ’17 and May 17 Under Sai Ambulance Scheme– Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Board of Trustees of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi has decided to distribute 100 Ambulances in April and May, 2017 in the first phase to Non Government Organizations (NGOs) in Aadivasi, Remote and Hilly areas to provide Medical Facilities under Sai Ambulance Scheme. The NGOs in such areas should submit their applications to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust along with necessary documents, appealed Chairman of Sansthan Dr. Suresh Haware. This information was disclosed through a Press Release issued on Monday, 27th February 2017.

This decision was unanimously taken in the meeting headed by Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware. Vice Chairman Chandrashekhar Kadam, trustees Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchaure, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Shri.Pratap Bhosale, Adv. Mohan Jaykar, Trustee and President of Shirdi Municipal Corporation Smt. Yogitatai Shelke and Executive Officer Shri.Bajirao Shinde were also present in the meeting.

Dr.Suresh Haware told that the Board of Trustees have taken this important decision to provide 100 ambulances in the first phase to provide the medical facilities to the patients in Aadivasi, Remote and Hilly areas. These ambulances will be given to NGOs and it will be monitored by them. Dr. Haware has appealed to the NGOs to come forward and support for this noble work. The application format to apply for getting ambulance will be made available on Sansthan’s official website www.sai.org.in  from 1st March, 2017. The turnover of NGOs should be more than Rs.5 lakhs in last three years.

75 percent of Ambulance price will made available by Sansthan through donor devotees and 25 percent amount is required to be deposited by the respective NGOs to Sansthan. The registration of Ambulance will be done by the respective NGOs in its district and they will have to display the name of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi and the donor on the Ambulance. All these ambulances will move around under the name “Sai Ambulance” and will extend medical services all over Maharashtra. Hence, making use of golden opportunity the NGOs are hereby requested to take advantage in first phase and operate the Ambulance in  Aadivasi, remote and hilly areas . The NGOs are hereby requested to submit their proposals along with necessary documents as per the application format available on the Sansthan website, appealed Dr. Haware.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Announces 40% Salary Hike For Skilled, Unskilled and Security Personnel Working On Contract Basis - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Dr.Suresh Haware informed Media Persons at a Press Conference held on Saturday, 25th February 2017, that Sansthan has decided to give 40%  hike in Salary for Skilled, Unskilled &  Security Personnel who are working on Contract basis. 

A meeting had been convened today under the Chairmanship of Dr.Suresh Haware. Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri.Sachin Tambe, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Advocate Shri.Mohan Jaikar, Trustee and Mayor Smt.Yogitatai Abhay Shelke and Executive Officer Shri.Bajirao Shinde were also present in the meeting. 

Dr.Haware said in today’s meeting that Sansthan Management has decided to increase 40% hike in Salary of Contract Employees. Henceforth, Skilled Employees will get a Salary of Rs.13,420 while Unskilled Employees will get a Salary of Rs. 12,151. Hence, there will be corresponding increase in Provident Fund contribution as well accordingly. Apart from this, Sansthan is going to start Personal  Accident Insurance Scheme for these Employees. Similarly, it is also decided to provide medical facilities for Outsource Employees. 181  Contract Employees  who had Attendance Shortage above 31% were terminated from Sservice. It was decided in the meeting to take back those employees again but Monthly Review will be of their performance will be made. It was also decided by Sansthan not to hire contract employees in future. 2400 Contract Employees will be benefitted with this decision of 40% hike in Salary by Sansthan (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

225 Physically Challenged Persons From Disable Welfare Trust Of India, Surat Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

225 Physically Challenged Persons from Disable Welfare Trust of India, Surat along with its Founder President and Padmashri Awardee Shri.Kanubhai Hasmukhbhai Tailor visited Shirdi on Thursday, 23rd February 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. They were welcomed by Chief Public Relations Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Mohan Jagannath Yadav.

Well Known Indian Public Prosecutor Shri.Ujjwal Nikam Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Well Known Indian Public Prosecutor Shri.Ujjwal Nikam visited Shirdi on Tuesday, 21st February 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Deputy Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Dr.Sandeep Aher was also present on the occasion.

After Shri.Ujjwal Nikam took Samadhi Darshan of Shri Sai Baba, he was feliciatated by Deputy Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr.Sandeep Aher.

Twenty German Sai Devotees Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Twenty Sai Devotees from Germany visited Shirdi on Wednesday, 15th February 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe welcomed them on behalf Shri Sai Baba Sansthan.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Chairman Stresses On The Importance of Blood Donation- Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan’s Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware expressed at a Press Conference held on Tuesday, 14th February 2017 that because of immense requirement for Blood, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan has decided to encourage/promote the importance of Voluntary Blood Donation amongst all  Sai Devotees who are flocking to Shirdi for having Shri Sai Baba’s Darshan. 

Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) had initiated a meeting to start a Blood Bank in Shirdi. Sansthan’s Chairman Dr.Suresh Haware, Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustee Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Shri. Bahusaheb Wakchaure, Shri.Sachin Tambe, Trustee and Mayor Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Deputy Executive officer Dr.Sandeep Aher, Chief Accounts Officer Shri.Ghorpade, Administrative Officers Shri.Ashok Auti, Shri.Uttamrao Gondkar, Shri.Suryabhan Game, Shri.Dilip Ugale and the representatives from Jankalyan Blood Bank from all over the state had participated in the meeting. 

Dr.Suresh Haware mentioned in this meeting that day by Day the need for Blood and Blood Bank is increasing but the number of Blood donors has reduced considerably. Since Shri Sai Baba’s name is spreading all over the World, lakhs of devotees from all over the World are flocking to Shirdi . Just like Kesh Daan (Hair donation) is being done by devotees in Tirupati, Blood Donation should be the motto of Sai Devotees who are visitng Shirdi in the coming days. If this noble concept is understood by each and every Sai Devotee, then the scarcity of Blood in Blood Banks can be solved. Sansthan is going to install a new machine to do Thalassemia Test and will also start World Transportation of Blood to transfer the collected blood from one place to other. Shri.Chadrashekar Kadam expressed that he is looking forward to a great revolution in catering to Blood bank requirement  in collaboration with Shri Sainath Hospital and Jankalyan Blood Bank. Trustee Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher and representatives of various  Blood Banks  also spoke on this occasion. 

Medical Director Dr.Vijay Narade briefed on the details of  various facilities provided at Shri Sai Baba Hospital. Medical Superintendent Dr.Maithili Pitambare gave a presentation on Shri Sainath Blood  Bank and Dr.Atul Kulkarni from Pune gave a presentation on Jankalyan Blood Bank Activities. Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher did the vote of Thanks and Shri. Tushar Shelke, Public Realtion Manager of Shri Sai Baba Hospital welcomed the gathering (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Ahmedabad Sai Devotee Donates Mahindra Bolero Ambulance Worth Rs.6,50,000/- To Shri Sai Baba Sansthan- Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Sai Devotee from Ahmedabad Shri.Praveen Singh Vaghela donated Mahindra Bolero Ambulance worth Rs.6,50,000/- (Six Lakh Fifty Thousand Rupees only) to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan on Monday, 13th February 2017. He handedover the Ambulance Keys to Deputy Executive Officer Dr.Sandeep Aher. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe and Trustee and President of Shirdi Municipality Smt.Yogita Shelke and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan To Appoint Special Security Agency To Beef Up Security - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan's Truste Shri.Sachine Tambe informed Media Persons at a Press Conference held on Thursday, 9th February 2017 that Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) and Shirdi Police Station have jointly decided in a meeting today to appoint an agency to make Shirdi Pick-Pocket Free. Deputy Superintendent of Police Dr.Sagar Patil, Police Inspector Shri.Pratap Ingle and Sansthan Security Department Inspector were also present in the meeting.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan's Trustee Shri.Sachine Tambe initiated this meeting to appoint an agency to make Shirdi Pick-Pocket free. Deputy Superintendent of Police Dr.Sagar Patil, Police Inspector Shri.Pratap Ingle, Sansthan Security Department Inspectors Shri.Sanjay Patani, Shri.Bhausaheb Gheghadmal, Sansthan Civil Security Team, Chief of Security Agency and its members also attended the meeting.

Speaking at the meeting Shri.Sachin Tambe said devotees from all over the world who flock to Shirdi to have darshan of Shri Sai Baba through Agents are being mislead by them by providing wrong information because of which wrong message is being spread about Sansthan. It was decided to initiate stringent action in a joint meeting held by Sansthan Administration and Shirdi Police Station today. It may be recalled that few days earlier, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan and Shiri Police Station had jointly appointed a New Security Team to avoid crime within Sansthan Premises. It helped in eradicating pick-pocketing. This decision of Sansthan was appreicated by one and all. This intitaitive is first of its kind implented in any temple in entire Maharashtra State. To safeguard the devotees from the clutches of agents, Shri Sai Baba Sansthan and Shirdi Police Station have formed a Special Security Team which will be patrolling Sansthan Premises like Dwarakamai, Chavadi and other crowded places.

Speaking on the occasion, Deputy Superintendent of Police Dr.Sagar Patil said the new joint intiative by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan and Shirdi Police Station will be strictly implented and stringent action will be intiatiated against culprits. Also, on the occasion of Shri Sai Baba Maha Samadhi Centenary Celebration, this security team size will be expanded to keep a strict vigil over all the residential complexes of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan. The team will also be patrolling all the places owned by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Organizes Free Kidney Stone Camp – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Shri.Baji Rao Shinde informed media persons at a press conference held on Wednesday, 9th February 2017  that 49 Patients were treated and operated for Kidney stones at  a Free Kidney Stone Camp recently organized in collaboration with well-known Uro Surgeon  Dr.Ketan Shukla from Ahmedabad at Shri Sainath  Hospital run under the auspices of  Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) .

In the recent free Kidney stone camp Totally 70 patents had registered their names. 23 patients were successfully operated with Sound waves (Lithotripsy) to remove small stones that measured around 1 to 1.5 cms. Similarly 14 patients were successfully operated  with percutaneous Nephrolithotomy (P.C.N.L) to remove Big Stones. There were 3 types of Surgeries done, Six Patients under gone (U.R.S) Surgery and three Patients gone through (RGP-DJ STENTING) Surgery  and one patient gone through Cystolithophexy Surgery . This was done in cooperation with well known Uro Surgeon Dr.Ketan Shukla from Ahmedabad (Gujarat) who came to Shirdi with his Ambulance Theatre Van along with his entire team &  performed free treatment & surgery.

Shri.Shinde said that Shri Sainath Hospital’s General Surgeon Dr.Ram Naik, Anesthetists Dr.Manisha Shirsat, Dr.Mahendra Tambe, Dr.Govinda Kalate, Dr.Cardil, Dr.Survase, Surgeons from Overseas Dr. Deepak Najan, Anesthetist Dr.Pitambare did the service with out any remuneration & other staff members of the hospital extended their helping hand for this camp. The cost  to remove Kidney Stone by Surgery at a Private Hospital is approximately about Rs.25,000 to Rs.30,000 but Shri Sai Baba Sansthan’s Sainath Hospital has extended this service free of cost to the patients. Sansthan also provided 2 times Food & Tea for all the patients who were treated in this camp.

To make this Free Kidney Stone Camp a great  success, under the able guidance of Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Dr. Suresh Havare,  Sansthan’s Vice Chairman Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri.Sachin Tambe, Adv. Shri.Mohan Jaykar, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Shri.Bahusaheb Wakchaure, Shri.Bipin Dada Kolhe, Dr.Rajendra Singh & Trustee and Mayor Smt. Yogitatai Shelke,  all the administrative officers , Medical Director Dr.Vijay Narode , Medical Superintendent Dr.Maithili Pitambare, Assistant Staff Nurse Smt.Najma Syed, Medical Officers and all the Staff Members of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan have put in lot of efforts (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Italian Sai Devotee Offers Golden Crown Worth Rupees 23,14,550/- To Shri Sai Baba - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Italian Sai Devotee Smt.Selini Dolroz donated Golden Crown weighing 750 Grams and worth Rs.23,14,550/- (Twenty Three Lakh Fourteen Thousand Five Hundred and Fifty rupees only) to Shri Sai Baba on Thursday, 9th February 2017. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe was also present on the occasion.

Bangalore Sai Devotee Offers Golden Crown Worth Rupees 4,63,965/- To Shri Sai Baba - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Bangalore Sai Devotee Shri.Rangaraj Koda donated Golden Crown weighing 173 Grams and worth Rs.4,63,965/- (Four Lakh Sixty Three Thousand Nine Hundred Sixty Five rupees only) to Shri Sai Baba on Sunday, 5th February 2017. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe was also present on the occasion.

Maharashtra Housing Minister Shri.Prakash Mehta Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Maharashtra Housing Minister Shri.Prakash Mehta visited Shirdi on Sunday, 5th February 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe was also present on the occasion.

Veteran Film Star Shri.Jeetendra and Smt.Ekta Kapoor Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Veteran Film Star Shri.Jeetendra visited Shirdi along with his daugher and Film Producer Smt.Ekta Kapoor on Saturday, 28th January 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe was also present on the occasion.

After Shri.Jeetendra and Smt.Ekta Kapor took darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi, they were felicitated by Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe.

Shirdi  All India Radio FM Station To Go Live from 1st February 2017 – Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The inauguration of Shirdi’s F.M. Radio Station will be done by the Chief Executive Officer of Prasar Bharati  Shri.Suresh Chandra Panda in presence of Chairman of Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi Dr.Suresh Haware, on Wednesday, 1st, February, 2017 at 9.30 am at the place adjacent to Shri Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir. Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Bajirao Shinde disclosed this information through a Press Release on Friday, 27th January 2017.

Shri.Shinde informed media persons that people living in the radius of 25 Km from Shirdi can hear all Aartis which shall be aired through this F. M. Radio station. In addition to this people can hear audio of the programmes to be conducted between 5 am to 6 am and between 9.00 pm to 10.30 pm in Sai Baba Samadhi Mandir. The programmes to be relayed by Ahmednagar All India Radio Station can be heard during remaining hours of the day. People living in the radius of 25 Km can hear the programmes on this F. M. Radio station by tuning 103.7 MHz.

Shri.Shinde also said that Director General of All India Radio Shri.F.Shahariyar, Additional  Director General Shri.M.S.Thomas, Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi Shri.Chandrashekhar Kadam, trustees Shri.Sachin Tambe, Advocate Shri.Mohan Jaykar, Shri.Pratap Bhosale, Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchaure, Shri.Bipindada Kolhe, Dr. Rajendra Singh, trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi & President of Shirdi Municipality Smt.Yogitatai Shelke and other digniatries will grace the occasion.

Veteran Film Star Turned Politician Shri.Shatrughan Sinha Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Veteran Film Star turned Politician Shri.Shatrughan Sinha visited Shirdi along with his family members on Sunday, 22nd January 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Advocate Shri.Mohan Jaikar, Trustee Shri.Bhausaheb Wakchure and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

After Shri.Shatrughan Sinha took Samadhi Darshan of Shri Sai Baba, he was feliciatated by the Vice Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Chandrashekar Kadam.

Dr.Suresh Haware Appeals To Philanthropic Sai Devotees To Join Hands For Sai Ambulance Project - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

With a view to provide immediate medical facilities to the people in rural and remote places in Maharashtra, Board of Trustees of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi is willing to make available  500 ambulances and  to give them to  the Non-Government Organizations (NGOs) in the Maharashtra State throgh a joint venture by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust and donations from interested philanthropic Sai devotees. Chairman of the Sansthan Dr. Suresh Haware has appealed to the devotees to participate in this mission by donating funds generously to the project.

Hence, philanthropic Sai devotees are hereby appealed to join this holy mission. They are requested to contact Chief of Vehicle Department of Sansthan Prakash Kshirsagar on landline number 02423-258 787/88 or 77200 77259.

Reliance Foundation Chairperson Smt.Nita Ambani Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Chairperson of Reliance Foundation Smt.Nita Ambani visited Shirdi along with her family members on Friday, 20th January 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe, Trustee and President of Shirdi Municipality Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Executive Officer Shri.Bajirao Shinde, Member of Shirdi Municipality Shri.Abhay Shelke and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

After Smt.Nita Ambani took Samadhi Darshan of Shri Sai Baba, she was feliciatated by the Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Bajirao Shinde. Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe, Trustee and President of Shirdi Municipality Smt.Yogitatai Shelke, Member of Shirdi Municipality Shri.Abhay Shelke were also present on the occasion.

Bihar Legislative Assembly Speaker Shri.Vijay Kumar Chaudhary Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Speaker of Bihar Legislative Assembly Shri.Vijay Kumar Chaudhary visited Shirdi along with his family members on Wednesday, 18th January 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe was also present on the occasion.

After the Speaker Shri.Vijay Kumar Chaudhary had Samadhi Darshan of Shri Sai Baba, he was felicitated by the Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachine Tambe.

Marathi & Hindi Actor Shri.Shreyas Talpade Visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Well known Marathi & Hindi Actor Shri.Shreyas Talpade visited Shirdi on Monday, 16th January 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe was also present on the occasion.

Shirdi Lad Chi.Jaishnav Bajirao Shinde wins AITA Super Boys / Girls Under-12 Tennis Doubles Title - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shirdi Lad Chi.Jaishnav Bajirao Shinde won the Under-12 Tennis Doubles Title at the recently concluded All India Tennis Association Super Series held at Gurgaon near Delhi between 9th January 2017 to 13th January 2017.He partnered Chi.Arnav Majumder from west Bengal. This pair successfully defeated Haryana’s Vamsh Nanadal & Rushil khosla with 6-2, 3-6 & 10-6 sets. This was dislcosed at a Press Briefing held on Friday, 13th January 2017.

Chi.Jaishnav Shinde has already won under- 10 titles at State Level Lawn Tennis Tournaments in the past. He has also won the title at National Level Doubles Tennis Tournament held at Ahmedabad. Currently he is studying in 6th Standard in Fravashi Academy, Nasik. He is getting trained in Tennis at  “Nivek”  Institution. Incidentally, Chi.Jaishnav Shinde is the Son of Shri. Bajirao Shinde, Executive Officer of Shri SaI Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Prasadalaya Gets ISO 22000-2005 (Food Safety) Re-Certification - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Renewal Certificate of ISO 22000-2005  (Food Safety) given to Shri Sai Prasadalaya run under the auspices of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi  was handed over to Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi Executive officer  Shri.Bajirao Shinde by Sai Devotee Shri Keshu Murthy at a function held on Friday, 13th January 2017.

Sai devotees are getting delicious and tasty Prasad Bhojan without waiting with all the facilities  in a clean environment at Shri Sai Prasadalaya.Therefore Transplastic Certification Limited (TLC) has re-issued  ISO-22000-2005 (Food Safety  Management System) Certification to Shri Sai Prasadalaya for next  3 years with effect from 20.12.2016. Renewal of this certification was made for the period from 20.12.16 to 19.12.17. there was a small programme of Handing over of Renewal Certificate at Shri Sai Prasadalaya. Shri.Bajirao Shinde presided over the function. Donor Shri.Keshu Murthy was the Chief Guest. Sansthan Trustee and Shirdi Nagar Panchayat Mayor Smt. Yogita Shelke, Administrative Officers Shri.Suryabhan Game, Shri.Uttamrao Gondkar & Shri.Dilip Ugale were also present on this occasion. Shri.Bajirao Shinde felicitated the Donor Shri.Keshu Murthy on this occasion. 

Shri.Shinde mentioned that ISO Certification Renewal was possible due to the effort and hardwork of Prasadalaya Staff Members. On an average 40,000 to 45,000 devotees are having Free Prasad Bhojan per day. Sansthan’s Shri Sai Prasdalaya is the only Religious Organization with ISO Certification in the entire country is indeed a great honour. Hence, the responsibility of Sansthan has increased.  Similalrly,  ISO Certification was given to Santhan’s Bhaktinivas  as well. Now Sansthan will be trying to get ISO Certification for its other departments as well. 

Sansthan Trustee and Shirdi Nagar Panchayat Mayor Smt. Yogita Shelke, Donor Shri.Keshu Murthy also spoke on this occasion. Head of Shri Sai Prasadalaya Shri.Vishnu Thorat welcomed the gathering and thanked all the guests who were present on the occasion (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shirdi Sai Devotee Shri.Bhausaheb Bhosle Donates Silver Photo Frame To Sai Baba - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Sai Devotee from Shirdi, Shri.Bhausaheb Bhosle donated a Silver Photo Frame weighing 5.5 Kilograms for Sai Baba's Photograph kept in Chavadi on Thursday, 12th January 2017.

Shri.Bhosle along with his mother Smt.Tarabai Vishwanath Bhosle, Wife Smt.Hemalata Bhosle, Children Rishikesh, Sagar, Shubam & Krishna handed over Silver Photo Frame weighing 5.5 Kilograms and worth approximately Rs.3 Lakhs to trustee of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Shri.Sachin Tambe at the Samadhi Mandir.

In the Past Shri.Bhosle has contributed 3 Gold Necklace, Rs.51,000 towards Free Annadhan Scheme at Prasadalay, Rs.51,000 towards Medicines at Shri Sai Baba Hospital of Shri Sai baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi. Shri.Bhosle has always been performing Social Service Activities. Also, since many years, on 17th October of every year, he is distributing Groceries and Sarees to Poor Ladies (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

TTD Chairman Shri.Chadalawada Krishnamurthy visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Chairman of Tirumala Tirupati Devasthanam Trust (TTD) Shri.Chadalawada Krishnamurthy visited Shirdi on Thursday, 12th January 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. After the Samadhi Darshan, he was felicitated by the Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shri.Bajirao Shinde and Trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe.

NRI Sai Devotee from USA Smt.Sita Hariharan Donates 25,000 US Dollars Towards Sansthan Free Annadan Scheme - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Executive Office or Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi) Shri.Bajirao Shinde informed media persons through a Press Release on Tuesday, 10th January 2017 that Smt Sita Hariharan, an NRI Sai Devotee from USA  has donated 25,000 USD towards the Free Annadan Scheme rolled out by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan.

Shri.Shinde said that Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust has continued the service of providing meals to the devotees which was started during the period of Shri Sai Baba Himself. The number of devotees flocking to Shirdi from various corners of the Country and abroad is increasing day by day. With a view to provide free Prasad Bhojan to the devotees, Sansthan Trust has started a huge Prasadalaya in Nimgaon-Korhale on a sprawling 7 acre land. Hundred years will be completed for Sai Samadhi in the year 2018. Therefore, Sansthan Trust has declared to celebrate from 1st October, 2017 to 18th October, 2018 as a centenary year of Sai Baba Maha Samadhi. Hence, Sansthan Trust had taken a decision to provide free meals from 1st of January 2017.

Shri.Shinde said that there has been a overwhelming response for the Scheme so far. Smt.Sita Hariharan, an NRI from USA has donated  8,000 USD on 4th April 2016, 8,000 USD on 9th July 2016 and 9,000 USD on 30th September 2016, all together totalling to around Rs.17 Lakh rupees (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Maharashtra Minister Of State For Housing, Higher & Technical Education Shri.Ravindra Waikar visit Shirdi - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Maharashtra Minister of State for Housing, Higher & Technical Education Shri.Ravindra Waikar visited Shirdi along with his family members on Saturday, 7th January 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Executive Officer Shri.Bajirao Shinde was also present on the occasion.

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Organizes Quiz Competition For Junior College Students - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

The Executive Officer of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi), Shri.Bhajirao Shinde informed media persons at a Press Briefing held on Thursday, 5th January  2017 that on behalf of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust , Shirdi, a Quiz Competition based on General Knowledge has been organized for the students of  Junior colleges of Ahmednagar district at Shri Sai Baba Junior college on  Wednesday, 11th January 2017. Deputy Executive Officer, Dr.Sandip Aher, Administrative Officer Shri Suryabhan Game, Principal Vikas Shivgaje were also present at the Press Briefing.

Shri.Shinde informed media persons that with a view to create curioisity in learning, improve General Knowledge, Self Confidence, Sportsmanship, logical thinking,  ilistening ability, speaking, conversation, to hone fundamental language skills and to create a platform for students, this Quiz Competition has been organized. In this Competition, questions will be covered upto 10th Standard  and include subjects like Mathematics, General Knowledge, Language, Science, History, Geography, Civics, Sports & Current affairs. The eligibility criteria for participating in this Quiz Competition is that each group consisting of  3 students with 1 teacher as representative  from the respective Junior College is mandatory. Tea, Snacks &  food will be provided for the participants and the teachers. Similarly, free accommodation will also be provided by Shri Sai Baba Sansthan for the students and teachers who come from long distances. For more information, please contact The  Principal, Shri Sai Baba Junior College, Shirdi  on Telephone No:02423-259 634/259 635/258 500 & Mobile No:77200 77281. Momentos will be distributed by Vice Chairman Sri.Chandrashekar Kadam, Trustees Shri.Sachin Tambe, Shri.Pratap Bhosle, Shri.Bhusaheb Wackchaure, Shri.Bipin Dada Kolhe,  Smt.Yogita Shelke.The Prize Amounts are as follows: 1st Prize Winner  will walk away with a cash price of Rs 3111. 2nd Prize Winner will receive Rs.2511, 3rd Prize Winner will get Rs.2111 while the Consolation Prize Winner gets Rs.1111. Similarly, Certificate & Momento will be given for 1st, 2nd & 3rd  Prize Winners, respective  Guides/ teachers & College. Also, for all the participants, Sansthan will also be issuing Participation Certificates (Translated from Marathi to English by Shri.Nagaraj Anvekar, Bangalore).

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Celebrates New Year 2017 In Grand Manner - Courtesy: Shri Sai Baba Sansthan Trust (Shirdi)

Shri Sai Baba Sansthan celebrated New Year 2017 in a grand manner. There was a huge rush of devotees who flocked to Shirdi from all over the Country and abroad to have darshan of Shri Sai Baba.

The Samadhi Mandir and its surroundings were beautifully decorated with flowers and was a treat to Watch.

The Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri.Shivaraj Singh Chauhan visited Shirdi along with his family members on Sunday, 1st January 2017 and had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi. Trustees Shri.Sachin Tambe, Executive Officer Shri.Bajirao Shinde and other dignitaries were also present on the occasion.

After the Chief Minister of Madhya Pradesh Shri.Shivaraj Singh Chauhan had darshan of Shri Sai Baba's Samadhi, he was felicitated by the trustee Shri.Sachin Tambe and Executive Officer Shri.Bajirao Shinde.

 

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