SaiLens #010: September 2019

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Dear Brothers and Sisters,

Loving Sai Ram. By the grace of our beloved Sathya Sai Baba, I hope you are well.

Sathya Sai Baba's love has brought together, inspired, and motivated a multitude of Young Adults (YAs) across the globe to serve in His divine mission in an extraordinary and most often miraculous way. YAs have enthusiastically shared their ideas, creativity, skills, and knowledge. They have worked with utmost dedication and determination to promote various global initiatives and activities as part of the International Sai Young Adults programme. This has led to the formation of seven international YA subcommittees to create and drive some truly groundbreaking initiatives.

With Sathya Sai Baba's loving blessings, I am pleased to inform you that the application process for YAs to express their interest to join one of the international YA subcommittees is now open! A short summary of each subcommittee is here:  YA Subcommittees

We are looking for talented and motivated YAs who have the yearning and skills to serve in each of the respective subcommittees. The role will be for one year and those YAs who are currently part of a subcommittee can re-apply. The application process will close on 9th February 2019 and following approval from the Zone Chair and Zone YA Coordinator, successful candidates will be expected to take up their role shortly after.

Use this link for further information and the application form:  Application to join YA subcommittees

If you have any questions please contact your Zone Young Adults Coordinator or email me at

With Love and Sai Ram,

Deviesh Tankaria BEM
SSIO International Young Adults Coordinator

In Sathya Sai Baba’s discourse during the World Youth Conference in 1997, He revealed the important role of Young Adults in fulfilling a noble mission:

Young men and women, the world’s good fate, world’s progress is dependent on the transformation of the youth, today. Only when the youth transform themselves with good character, will the world be able to experience ideal virtues.

Sathya Sai Baba, World Youth Conference, 1997

The Sathya Sai Young Adults Programme (SSYAP) seeks to deliver this powerful message to the world through young adults worldwide. The Programme encourages men and women, between the ages of 18 and 40 (previously 35), to lead purposeful lives in service of their families, communities and countries by learning and practicing the spiritual principles revealed by the life, teachings and work of Sathya Sai Baba. Primary importance is given to holistic character development through both personal transformation and selfless service.

The International Young Adults Committee (IYAC) is established under the auspices of the Prasanthi Council and works with its guidance. The IYAC comprises of the International Young Adult Coordinator and the 11 Zonal Young Adult Representatives. Together, they coordinate and lead the SSYAP around the world.

IYAC Subcommittees

The formation of YA subcommittees was included in the resolutions of the Sathya Sai World Youth Festival in July 2016, where around 3,000 young adults from 50 countries gathered in Prasanthi Nilayam.;The ultimate goal is to actively encourage and inspire Young Adults around the world to progress on their spiritual journey.

Each of the subcommittees is comprised of Sai Young Adults from around the world who are talented and motivated, with the yearning and skills to serve. Their efforts build a firm foundation by which these subcommittees can become long-term initiatives serving all members of the SSIO, and beyond.

The nine subcommittees are as follows:

More information on each of the Sai Young Adults Subcommittees is in this document: YA subcommittees

For further information about the YA subcommittees or the YA Programme, please contact: