It is Pain full to see People talking about Swami's Wealth instead of His Health.
Please remember "This is not the time to talk about the trust or its finances.Swami's wealth is his innumerable ardent devoties from the world over who is praying for his recovery and waiting to have a Darsan of their beloved Bhagavan.
You will witness this Puttaparthi becoming Mathura Nagar. No one can stop this development or delay it. I will not give you up, nor can anyone of you give Me up. Even if you loose faith, you will repent and come to this refuge very soon, clamoring for admission. I shall be in this body for 58 more years: I have assured of this already Swami told in 1961 (50 years back).
Yes see what is there in Puttaparthi once a remote village called Gollapalli.
The Sathya Sai Central Trust manages medical and degree colleges, schools, a books and publications Trust, a Women’s Welfare Trust, Super speciality hospitals (in Puttaparthi and Whitefield in Bangalore), General hospitals and drinking water schemes in Anantapur, Medak, Mahbubnagar, East and West Godavari and Chennai. Its presence extends to 186 nations and it has 1,200 organisations worldwide. In Puttaparthi itself, there is a huge Sathya Sai University complex, a Chaitanya Jyoti museum, a planetarium, indoor and outdoor stadiums, a hospital, a music college and an airport, apart from the superspeciality hospital and the main Prashanti Nilayam complex.
The Trust is offering free services to all the needy in these institutions irrespective of the cast creed or nationality.
Every project is managed by the central trust which is exempted from taxes as it is registered as a charity. While Sathya Sai Baba is the chairman, retired IAS officer K. Chakravarthi is the secretary. He grew close to Sathya Sai Baba when he was Anantapur collector and has been associated with the swami since the 1980s.
Any close on lookers can find that no government can run the trust with the kind of discipline with which it is now run.
The following Trust members are Hand picked by Bhagavan Baba
•Sri Sathya Sai Baba - President
•K. Chakravarthi: Secretary, former IAS officer
•V. Srinivasan (Madras Srinivasan): Member, an industrialist
•S.V. Giri: Former CVC
•Indulal Shah: Trust member and chartered accountant from Mumbai
•Justice P.N. Bhagwati: Former Chief Justice of the Supreme Court
•Nagananda: Trust member. A reputed lawyer from Karnataka.
•G. Venkataraman: Renowned scientist. Vice-chairman of overseas wing of Sri Sathya Sai Organisation.
•G. Srinivasan: (Popularly known as ‘Bangalore Srinivasan’).
•Michael Goldstein: Chairman of the International Sathya Sai Organisation
•John Hislop: Writer and one-time head of the Sathya Sai Organisation in the United States
•Isaac Tigrett Burton: A big donor to the Sathya Sai Trust
•R.J. Ratnakar: Son of Sathya Sai Baba's younger brother R. Janakiramaiah, and the only family member on the board (Inducted only in 2010 )
Donations pour in from various quarters.Even last year, there were two huge donations: an NRI donated Rs 300 crore for the hospital and a foreigner Rs 200 crore.
In fact you can not see any Hundi anywhwere in these institutions or any sign boards seeking any donations.
Where as any devotee or visitor deserious of making any donations to the central trust for the good services offered to the public can deposit their donations through State Bank of India account by Deposits or any other designated Bank for the purpose.
It is more or less evident that all the receipts are accounted
on a day to day basis since all transactions are made through banks only.
The trust’s activities are an ocean and there may be some negligible flaws.
But remember who on earth will provide so many services for free?
|| Samastha Lokaaha Sukhino Bhavanthu ||