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Aum Sri Sai Ram

Press Release by Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust

November 19, 2013


(Second day of Birthday week celebrations)

Morning : Panel Discussion on "Bhagawan's Teachings with reference to  the role of women

The programme commenced  with Rudram chanting by the students from Anantapur campus.Anantapur Brass Band played some lilting tunes.A panel discussion on the topic "Bhagawan's Teachings with reference to the Role of Woman" was the main programme for the session.

The panelists included some of the distinguished women from the Sai fraternity, from India and abroad.They were: Dr Girija Rajaram,Scientist and Retired Professor currently engaged in research in Space Science at IIT, Mumbai, Dr Neelam Desai, Sr Consultant and Cardiac Surgeon at SSSIHMS, Prasanthigram,

Ms Dorris Hampton, Manager and Consutant in Community Development Proramme in the US, Dr KP Sai Leela, Alumnus and retired faculty in English from the Anantapur Campus of SSSIHL, Dr Lakshmi, Gynaecologist and Associate Professor at Gandhi Medical College, Hyderabad,Ms Neena Bordoloi, Alumnus of Anantapur Campus currently teaching English at the primary division of SSSHS School, Ms Priya Sridhar, Banker by profession, a singer and an active Balvikas Guru, Ms U Suma, Alumnus and Asst Professor, Dept of Commerce, Anantapur Campus of SSSIHL, Dr Su Evans, Retired Professor in Educational Psychology, Ms Sheila Krishnan, Lawyer with HC of Karnataka and Ms Madhuri Naganand, Trustee of Easwaramma Women's Welfare Trust.

The panel discussion was moderated by Mrs Chetana Raju.

As a prelude to the panel discussion a Video on the highlights of some of the yester year Ladies' Day occasions was shown before begninning the deliberation.The moderator had  three rounds of questions debating on the topics 0f the role of woman in the society today, the apparent conflict of role of woman in ancient times vs. the present time with the conflict between Motherhood and Career in focus, and as Sai devotees how women are able to balance their role in the society and professional life vs. spiritual life.

The panel discussion concluded reiterating the axiom given by Baba Hands in Society Head in the Forest...reiterating that women can engage in serving the society, without having to retire to the forest, or confined to closed doors, The moderator concluded the discussion thanking the panel and the audience not before making a brief mention of Mother Sita, the epitome of ideal womanhood, Who taught the world how "to live Life authentically".

As part of the service initiatives by the Easwaramma Women's Welfare Trust, over 500 selected children from Puttaparthi and surrounding villages were honoured with special gifts along with 50 women who were given away special keys related to sanitation kits, as token of Love from Baba.

Media Coordinator
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
Prasanthi Nilayam

Jai Sai Ram!