|The wonderful venue for the National Youth Conference 2017 at Nepal. (Courtesy the head of the Armed Police in|
Nepal who admires Swami with all his heart!)
|The Conference commenced with a march by more than thousand youngsters through the busy roads of Halchowk.|
|Most of the names mentioned in this article are present in this picture. To the extreme left are Mr and Mrs Karki.|
Mr. Amar Karki is the Central Coordinator of the SSIO Zone 4.
|I shall not forget the love for Swami that the youth of Nepal embodied...|
Nor will I forget the multiple opportunities I got to share that love...
|The Sri Sathya Sai Shiksha Sadan today is the sought-after school in Kathmandu.|
|Samples of houses built by the SSIO, Nepal for those devastated by the earthquake in April 2015.|
|The Sri Sathya Sai Health Centre at Kathmandu (which is one among several such centres) treats about 12,000 patients every year in the departments of General Medicine, Cardiology, Ophthalmology, Pathology, Dentistry and Physiology.|
|The Sathya Sai School at Pokhara.|
|Women volunteers participate wholeheartedly in a community water project.|
|Youthful energies being deployed to dig channels for laying pipes (that run for 8 kms at times) for the Community water projects.|
|A completed water project is a source of joy and satisfaction.|
|The old pumps which have gone dry in many places have been replaced by taps providing 'Sai Ganga'.|
|The Sri Sathya Sai Vriddhashram is a picture of serenity.|
|The Balashram for girl children. (I came to know that these girls would be performing in Prasanthi Nilayam|
during Buddha Poornima 2017.)
Finally, we come to a question whether service has alleviated poverty, vanquished disease or wiped out pain in the world. It is difficult to answer that. Seeing the need for Seva in Nepal I understood that our Seva may not make a difference to the world at large. But seeing the impact of the Seva in Nepal, I also realized that Seva makes a world of difference to the one who receives it - and the one who renders it as well!
Disclaimer: This is not a comprehensive article. I have tried to share glimpses of the wonderful things I witnessed at Nepal.