A FEW WORDS ABOUT SHRI SHIRDI SAI SPIRITUAL AND CHARITABLE TRUST, GUWAHATI
With the guidances and inspiration of Rev. Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy, Shri Shirdi Sai Spiritual and Charitable Trust, Guwahati, Assam was registered as a public Charitable Trust in December, 2007 with the objectives of propagating and spreading the message and teachings of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba, and to undertake social service and other charitable activities. The Trust has seven Trusties, with Sri H.S. Das as the Managing 'frustee.The first task undertaken by the Trust was construction of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba temple at Radha Nagar Bye Lane, VIP Road 6 Mile, Guwahati-781022 with the inspiration and guidance of Rev. Dr. C. B. Satpathy. Bhoomi puian of the temple was performed by Dr. C. B. Satpathy on 15th January, 2009. The temple was inaugurated and the Pran Pratistha of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba's Idol was also performed by Dr. Satpathy on 11th November, 2012.
(A) LITERARY WORKS DONE BY THE TRUST SO FAR :-
Translation of the following books into Assamese ( Translated by Sri H.S. Das & Sri Anian Sarma) :-
a)Shri Shirdi Sai Baba and other Perfect Masters, authored by Dr. C. B. Satpathy
b)May I. answer - authored by Dr. C. B.Satpathy
c)Sri Sai Satcharitra (abridged version) -author - Govind Raghunath Davolkar,alis Hema.dpant.
d)Sri Sai A rati -"Sagunopasana"
e)Guru Bhagawat Part- I - author Dr. C.B. Satpathy
f)Guru Bhagawat Part -11 - author Dr. C. B. Satpathy
2. Release of a musical C.D -"Guru Bhagawat" in Assamese. Composition of the music was done by Rev. Dr. C. B.Satpathyji ind sung by Zubin Garg, Thrall Sarma, Prajnan Baruah, Miranda Choudhurv & and others and co-ordinated by Prince Choudhury.
(B) SOCIAL SERVICE ACTIVITIES :-
The Trust has been undertaking some social activities from time to time in a modest scale. Patronage of old age homes and orphanages, differently abled children and distribution of relief materials to the victims of ethnic violence are some such activities.
a)In August, 2012, the Trust members ethnic and communal clashes between two communities. The Trust members visited camps at - Mongolian and Bangtol in Chirang district of Assam, sheltering victims of Bodo and the religious minority communities respectively. Both the relief camps were at a distance of approximately 180 Kms from Guwahati.Mosquito nets, bed sheets and food items were distributed to the inmates of the two relief camps.
b)On 21.4.2013 and 21.8.2013 the Trust members visited "Navajeeban" and "Rashmi" - 2 (two) Homes for the destitute women and distributed clothes and food items to the inmates. Trust members also visited Abhilasha, a Transit camp in Guwahati meant for abandoned and shelterless women before they are transferred to regular women shelter Homes.
c) In August 2015 the Trust members visited an NGO named "Swabalambi" at Digaru in Ka.' mrup district. 'I'he NGO is working for disabled persons. Clothes and food items were distributed among the disabled persons.
d) The Trust members also visited an orphanage near Sonapur in Kamrup. district and clothes and food items were distributed among the orphans.
e) On 24th December, 2014 the children from an interior village ofNalbari district were invited to the temple at Guwahati and they were served food after prayers in the temple.
f) On two other occasions the inmates of Old Age Homes situated at Narengi in Guwahati and students of school for the blind children were invited to the temple and were served temple Prasad.
It is hoped that in the coming days the Trust will be able to take up social service activities on a !argcr scale.
A Collection from Sri Sai Satcharita
If one sees me and me alone and listens to my Lcclas and is devoted to me alone, they will reach God.
My business is to give blessings.
I get angry with none. Will a mother get angry with her children? Will the ocean send back the waters to the several rivers?