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Launch of “The Divine Puppeteer”

The Divine Puppeteer launched at Prashanti Nilayam on the auspicious and holy day of Maha Shivrathri.

The book is a compilation of speeches and talks delivered by the author Sri Ajit Popat in the immediate Divine Presence. Our beloved lord lovingly addressed Sri Popat as Puppet.

It is HVB’s privilege and honour that Sri Popat is its Founder Member and the Managing Trustee since inception until December 2015 when he retired, however, still continues with all the activities of HVB.

The book was released by Sri R. J. Ratnakar, Member, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust. Following which Sri Popat addressed the gathering.

Sri Ajit Popat address the event

HVB Update - January 2017

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Aum Sri Sai Ram

General news

Wishing all our members, donors, project co-ordinators, patients and well-wishers a very bright and soul fulfilling 2017. We pray all our service activities continue with same vigour and continue to receive divine grace to meet our new challenges.

HVB projects continue to make great strides in many rural areas of India and has helped improve health of thousands of people every year. The poor and elderly are main recepients of this Medicare.

The Virat Hospice, Jabalpur, Madhya Pradesh

The Virat Hospice has been running since April 2013 and has served over 615 patients so far. They bought new land last year as present facilities were not adequate to meet their expanding commitments. A new hospice, cancer centre and school are being built on this newly acquired land. By end of January 2017 twenty patients will be accommodated into two new blocks. Further blocks for kitchen and dining areas and other facilities will be completed in couple of months.

The CEO and management of Virat Hospice have thanked members and trustees of HVB for their continued support as they would not have progressed this far without them.

Sri Sathya Sai Eye Hospital, Surat, Gujarat

The State President of SSS Seva Organisation-Gujarat reported that 51 eye surgeries were completed in November 2016, and 78 surgeries in December 2016.

The Surat hospital has now acquired a new Phaco machine funded by HVB. This machine facilitates removal of cataracts in eyes.

Sri Sathya Sai Dharamshala Dental Clinic, Puttaparthi, Andhra Pradesh

The management of this clinic informed HVB that 350 patients were treated in November 2016 and a further 350 patients in December 2016.

HVB is sponsoring this clinic and two dentists are treating daily providing dental treatment free of charge to poor and needy people. Treatment carried out includes examination, fillings, extractions, scaling and emergency care.

Sri Sathya Sai General Hospital, Ch, Pothepalli, Andhra Pradesh

The team at Pothepalli hospital thanked HVB for maintaining its hospital. They expressed that with our continued support hundreds of villagers from surrounding areas are able to access free medical care every month. They highlighted that many diabetic and hypertensive patients would not have survived had HVB not been involved.

This hospital conducts regular general medical and eye camps in remote villages.

Hospital staff engage in promoting good health and positive vibrations in neighbouring villages by distributing food items on auspicious days. Villagers are encouraged to become self-sufficient and farmers are taught how to improve farming and use of pesticides and agricultural tools.

Andhra Pradesh government awarded “Smart Village Appreciation Certificate” to Ch. Pothepalli as they have recognised the valuable services offered by staff in the region.

The management have indicated their interest in having an added facility of telemedicine centre.

Pinakin Shah

January 2017

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