Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust For Right, Truthful Information…

Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust and Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations – India will be jointly collaborating with the UNICEF, United Nations International Children’s Emergency Fund, in a holistic attempt to spread the right and truthful information to the world at large in the wake of the ‘gripping and grappling’ coronavirus pandemic. Sri RJ Rathnakar, the Managing Trustee of Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust, announced this vide a video release through the ‘Sri Sathya Sai Official’ web page in Prasanthi Nilayam on 14 Oct.

As per the programme, young Sevadals with hands-on experience on social media, having multilingual proficiency will be trained online using modules created by the UNICEF and the World Health Organization (WHO). The training will enable the volunteers, in turn, to educate the general public on information regarding the symptoms, need for institutional quarantine, preventive measures, and general training in maintaining psychological health and financial discipline. The training programme will also focus on various ways to minimise domestic violence and sensitising children on potential threats.

In the first phase of the programme, 4000 Sevadals (2000 from Andhra Pradesh, 1000 from Telangana and 1000 from Karnataka) in four batches will be trained. Volunteers from Tamil Nadu and Kerala will undergo the online training in the second batch, which will be followed by a Pan-India Sevadal batch.

The inaugural session was launched through a webinar organised by Ms Seema Kumar from UNICEF, Ms Aravinda from Communication Resource Unit (CRU) along with experts from the WHO. Sarvasree R.J. Rathnakar along with Nimish Pandya, Managing Trustee of SSSCT and All India President of SSSSO respectively, also participated in the inaugural session.

Highlighting on the active role of the Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust and the Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations during the gripping months of the pandemic and subsequent lockdown, Sri R.J. Rathnakar, speaking during the occasion, stressed on the greater need to disseminate verified and factual information among the public that helps to allay undue panic created by the otherwise, unverified information.

II Samastha Lokah Sukhino Bhavantu II