Sathya Sai Young Adults
Sai-Lens - March 2019
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.
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:
- Serve the Planet
- Love All Serve All
- Sadhana of Love
- Young Adults Talent Development
- Group 4 Sai Spiritual Education to YA Transition
- Sathya Sai International Leadership Programme for Young Adults
- Information Management and Analytics
- YA International Engagement
- YA Media and Editorial
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: