- Dr Chandra Bhanu Satpathy
The magnificence of India lies in the Diversity of culture, creed, religious and spiritual beliefs. The exchange of such diverse cultural patterns across the globe can make us realise the truth behind the ancient Vedic wisdom of - ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ (the world as one family). Shirdi Sai Global Foundation, by means of organising various programs spread around the globe, endeavours to achieve the above goal through exchange of spiritual and cultural values between different communities and organizations situated all over the globe.
The Shirdi Sai Global Foundation and Sai American Foundation, US organised an International Retreat on Sai Consciousness on 25th and 26th June 2016 at Dallas, United States. Over 500 people came from many states of US and many countries such as New Zealand, UK, Canada, India, and North America.
During the event, Dr Chandra Bhanu Satpathy, the founder Chairman of the Foundation, was also felicitated (for being only Indian citizen to address the US House of Representatives on 24th June 2015) by Justice John Payton, Justice of Peace, Plano, Dallas. He is reported to be the youngest judge who became a judge in the US at the age of 18,
Shirdi Sai Global Foundation and Shri Shirdi Sai Baba Sansthan of New Zealand Inc organized Shirdi Sai Devotees Summit on 27th and 28th February, 2016. The summit was attended by delegates from USA, UK, Germany, Malaysia, Australia and India. Besides, large numbers of devotees and well-wishers from New Zealand participated in the event
The event saw an enchanting performance that showcased some aspects of Maori cutlure by way of dance and songs before the audience. The indigenous Maori culture of New Zealand, which is highly integrated with the nature, reminded many a visiting delegates, especially from India about the rich Tribal culture in some parts of India.
The Sai Movement pioneered by Dr. C.B. Satpathyji took another leap in history with the launch of the official website of Dr. Chandra Bhanu Satpathy (www.cbsatpathy.com) on the 3rd of November, 2016. The event was hosted at Sai Ka Aangan, Gurgaon, by Shirdi Sai Global Foundation in association with Trusts of various Sai Temples established under the guidance of Dr. Satpathy. General (retd.) Vijay Kumar Singh, Hon’ble Union Minister of State for External Affairs and Shri Suresh Kashinath Haware, Chairman of Shri Sai Baba Sansthan,
On 9th August 2015, a cultural evening, ‘Sai Sayanhe- A Tribute to Shirdi Sai’ was organised at G.D. Birla Sabhaghar, Ballygunge, Kolkata by Shirdi Sai Global Foundation, in association with Sai Kripa Bangla Sansthan, Kolkata. On this occasion, a book, the Bengali translation of Shri Guru Bhagavat (Volume III) and an audio CD of the Bengali version of Shri Sai Satcharita, rendered by Shri Satinath Mukhopadhyay were released. The Birla Sabhaghar full with the audience included the representatives from various Shri Sai Temples in India and abroad and renowned personalities of Kolkata.
On 3rd September 2015, the books titled ‘Avyakt se Vyakt’, Hindi translation of Odia book ‘Gopya ru Agopya’ and the first volume of the Gujarati translation of Shri Guru Bhagavat, both authored by Dr. C. B Satpathy, were released at a function organised by Shirdi Sai Global Foundation at Pragati Maidan, New Delhi during the Delhi Book Fair 2015. This fair was held from 29th of August to 6th of September 2015. During the book release function, His Excellency, the Governor of Gujarat, Shri O.P. Kohli was the Chief Guest and Shri Rajiv Pratap Rudy, Hon’ble MoS for Skill Development (Independent charge) and Parliamentary Affairs,
Shirdi Sai Global Foundation and its volunteers have actively assisted and guided associated organisations who share the vision and mission of the Foundation, in organising various Spiritual and Cultural events. Prominent of these being the VASANT UTSAV celebrated at Sai Ka Angan, Gurgaon, Haryana to celebrate Vasant Panchami, the festival celebrating the onset of spring. A rich and diverse panaroma of Indian culture has always been presented in the event through the songs and dance forms of various parts of India. Following are some of the notable artists / art groups that had been felicitated by Dr C B Satpathy at the Vasant Utsav and other events during the previous years
Shirdi Sai Global Foundation has been putting up a book stall at the Delhi Book Fair every year since 2010. Literature on the life and teachings of Shri Shirdi Sai Baba, various concepts of spirituality, philosophy, along with soul stirring music on spirituality are showcased there. Many artefacts and souvenirs on the theme of spirituality are kept on display for the public. Audio – Visual facilities are provided in the stall for viewing / listening the various video / audio.
The stall of the Foundation generates great public interest and is visited by people in large numbers. The stall has been also visited by distinguished dignitaries like Dr Chandra Bhanu Satpathy,
On the occasion of Anandamela for the forthcoming Durga Puja, Shirdi Sai Global Foundation had put up a grand stall with literature and music on Shri Sai Baba and spirituality, at Kali Baari, Chittaranjan Park, New Delhi, from 10 October 2013 to 12 October, 2013. The stall was inaugurated by Dr Chandra Bhanu Satpathy in presence of a huge crowd.
Celebration of the twelfth Foundation Day was held at Noida Centre of the Foundation on 11 April, 2015. The cultural evening comprised of devotional songs sung by the budding classical singer Ms. Sohini Mishra, famous Odishi dancer Ms. Kavita Dwibedi of Delhi. Thedance performance (Gotipua style) by the Nakshatra Gurukul Group from Odisha enthralled the audience . The annual magazine of the Noida Centre titled ‘Sai Prabha’ and Odia CD captioned ‘Chalaa Pathara Geeta’, recorded in Shri Satpathy’s voice was released during the event
In a grand ceremony held at the Noida Centre of the Foundation, the music CD ‘Sai Mera Palanhaar’, consisting of devotional songs written and composed by Dr Chandra Bhanu Satpathy was dedicated to the public on 23 October2012. The music CD was released by former Chief Justice of India, Justice V N Khare along with former Justice of Supreme Court, Justice Arijit Pashayat. The music CD is presented by Shirdi Sai Global Foundation, Gurgaon, Haryana and produced and marketed by Super Cassettes Industries Ltd, NOIDA, Uttar Pradesh. The devotional songs are sung by famous singers like Kumar Shanu, Sadhna Sargam, Suresh Wadkar, Javed Ali and Richa Sharma.
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