Guwahati- A team of Seva Dal members of the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organizations ( SSSSO ), along with Satyen Sarma, President, SSSSO (Assam, Meghalaya, and Arunachal Pradesh), and Dr. Gokul Das, Trustee, Sri Sathya Sai Trust (North-Eastern Region), embarked upon a visit to Satar village for Seva. The members were also accompanied by Bedabrata Mishra, who is a renowned vernacular journalist of Assam.
Satar is located 30 kilometres away from the Sai Sadhana Nilayam in Guwahati. It is completely inhabited by members of the Rabha tribal community. The village comprises sixty-five families, of which thirty-five individuals are school or college-going children.
Unfortunately, although Satar is situated merely 7 kilometres away from the border of the Guwahati Metropolitan area, it does not, till date, have electricity or mobile-network connections. It has only one Primary School and, as such, most of the people there are only educated to the primary-school level.
A unique characteristic of Satar, as pointed out by one of its nonagenarian residents, is that it is frequented by a herd of wild elephants from a nearby jungle who have never harmed any of the villagers. Upon arrival at Satar, the members were greeted by Padma Ram Rabha, the village headman, and Ajoy Rabha, the President of the local Nabajyoti Sangha.
The seva activities entailed distribution of two full-sized umbrellas to each family and one umbrella to each of the thirty-five students in the village. The students were also provided with packages containing two pencils, two pens, two erasers, one pencil box, one copy of Sanatan Sarathi, and one Sri Sathya Sai Baba pocket-calendar.
Apart from these, the villagers were also provided with ten volleyballs and footballs each and three ludo board game sets for recreational use. Their local library was also provided with fifty books on Sri Sathya Sai Baba literature.
After completion of the seva, the Seva Dal and all the local residents of the village participated in a Bhajan programme. It was heart-warming to see the student population of the village actively participate in the Bhajan.
We pray at Bhagawan’s Lotus Feet to enable the Organization to undertake more of such satisfying endeavours in the future.