Reported by The Hindu on Monday, Dec 4, 2006
ANANTAPUR: Sri Shirdi Sai Global Trust of Penukonda is planning to conduct 1,008 mass marriages on the campus of Shiva Sai Mandir from March 1 to 8, 2007. In a statement, spiritual leader Sai Kaleshwar, said on Sunday that interested couples can enroll their names with the trust after getting their age-proof certificates from the MROs concerned. — Staff Reporter
- Sri Kaleshwar Examines Medicine
- Dr. Clint Thompson, American doctor
- Free Meals Were Provided
On August 6, 2006 the Shirdi Sai Global Trust conducted a free medical camp for the needy, which was funded by the western students of Sri Kaleshwar. Free medical check-ups, medicine and food were provided for approximately 3000 people. This clinic was the first step towards the creation of what will be a permanent medical clinic providing for the poor. The following was a report from the Andhra Jyothi Newspaper.
Sri Kaleshwar, founder of Shiva Sai Mandir ashram, inaugurated a free medical camp on Sunday, August 6, 2006, at the Rama Bhadralayam Temple. The ashram’s trust, Shirdi Sai Global Trust, conducted the camp where medical checkups, medicine, and meals were provided for approximately 3000 people.
Sri Kaleshwar gave this message to the gathering, “Service to humans is service to God.” He said that the program was conducted with the blessings of Sri Shirdi Sai Baba. He also said, “Without proper health, there is no use of wealth. Every human must develop kindness and distribute to the poor and the people in need from their earnings. Presently, in our state, many people are suffering with chikungunya, which is why we are giving free treatment and medicine to the poor.”
Mr. Paul Aryeh, trustee of Shirdi Sai Global Trust, said the free clinic was created under the guidance of Sri Kaleshwar. A team of both Indian and international doctors participated. Dr. Gurumurthy, Dr. Neelema Reddy, Dr. Vanaja, Dr. Chandra Moulliswar Reddy (from Hyderabad), Dr. Clint Thompson (USA), Dr. Thomas Bissinger (Germany). Shirdi Sai Global Trust chairman S. Nagi Reddy, Ravi, and 15 students from Sri Kaleshwar’s ashram also participated.
Sri Kaleshwar, based in Penukonda, offered to donate Rs. 2 crores ($440,000) for the creation of infrastructure for the new engineering college to be set up by Sri Krishnadevaraya University. The University Vice Chancellor, A. Rama Rao, along with Registar, R. Ramakrishna Reddy, and University college Principal C. R. Reddy called urging Sri Kaleshwar to help towards the cause of education as the college was coming up in the drought-prone district.
As reported in the Hindu newspaper, Sunday, June, 11, 2006