Love in Action
the heart is important;
For knowledge, the head is important;
For the body, water is essential;
All these three – Healthcare, Education and Water
should be provided free.
They should not be commercialized, for all these are
gifts from God.”
|- Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba |
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust was founded by Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba on 2nd September, 1972. Under Bhagawan's guidance, the Trust has been undertaking a number of welfare activities such as providing free education at school and university levels, delivering quality medical care at primary, secondary and tertiary levels completely free of charge, supply of pure drinking water in various regions of the state of Andhra Pradesh and the metropolitan city of Chennai. Other activities of the Trust include preservation and propagation of the rich culture and heritage of India through construction of museums, convention centers, community halls etc. Thus, it has been His instrument, translating into action His message of selfless love, touching the lives of millions. It has actively initiated the economic, moral and spiritual regeneration of society and today stands as a paragon of service worthy of emulation.
Key Information about the Trust
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust is a Public Charitable Trust registered under Section 12A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 for carrying out activities in the areas of:
- Relief to the Poor
- Medical Relief
- Other objects of General Public Utility
The Trust has been granted recognition under Section 10(23C)(iv) of the IT Act and Section 6(1) of the Foreign Contributions and Regulation Act, 1976. Contributions to the Trust enjoy exemption under Section 80G of the IT Act. Further, the project:
- Running and Maintenance of Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Medical Sciences at Prasanthigram (Andhra Pradesh) and at Whitefield, Bangalore (Karnataka)
- Running and Maintenance of Sri Sathya Sai Mobile Hospital
- Building a Corpus Fund for the Trust
has been recognized by the National Committee for Promotion of Social and Economic Welfare, Ministry of Finance, Government of India under Section 35AC of the Income Tax Act. Under the provisions of this Section read with Section 80GGA(2)(bb) of the IT Act, contributions for the project enjoy 100% exemption from income tax.