Sri Sathya Sai Village Integrated Programme
It was in March 2007, during the celebration of Ugadi – the Telegu New Year, that Baba declared:
“On this sacred day of Ugadi, we are launching a new project for the betterment of the villages. Every house in every rural hamlet should be made clean, inside and out. The children should be groomed to become clean and healthy individuals.
“I want that this service be performed in each village. This, of course, will involve an expenditure of crores of rupees. But we do not bother about money. Money comes and goes, but the help rendered remains forever.
“Therefore, efforts should be made to develop the villages in all possible ways – the elders and the children, the rich and the poor. All should work in unity to make this project successful.
“This project will become a reality very soon. Students, everyone should join in this service. Consider this as service to God. Develop the spirit of unity and the entire country becomes united.”
This was Bhagawan Baba’s clarion call from which was born the Sri Sathya Sai Village Integrated Programme. Generally referred to as the SSSVIP project, it aims to ensure the holistic development of every family in the village, and ultimately the village as a whole, the town, the district and the State.
The jewel in the crown of all Service activities is the Sri Sathya Sai Village integrated programme (SSSVIP). This is a rare opportunity of serving the rural poor through a systematic and integrated approach in the areas of medicare, sociocare, educare, agricare, individual care, employment care and spiritual care.Through the SSSVIP programme, Bhagawan redefined grama seva or village service to make it more holistic and total. The various aspects of the program are worked out only after painstaking research and need assessment for each individual family in the village. Accordingly, The State of Karnataka has adopted 81 villages under this programme.
- Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisation has adopted total 19 villages under this SSSVI-project and the details of villages are as below
|Sr. No.||District||Village Name||Distance From Samithi||Samithi Address|
|1||Navsari||Bhunvadi||21Km||Sri Sathya Sai marg,Sri Sathya Sai Snehdwar, Vivekanand Society, B/h District Court, Gandevi Road, Navasari|
|2||Navsari||Kanbad||19Km||Sri Sathya Sai marg,Sri Sathya Sai Snehdwar, Vivekanand Society, B/h District Court, Gandevi Road, Navasari|
|3||Navsari||Rajwada||15Km||Sri Sathya Sai marg,Sri Sathya Sai Snehdwar, Vivekanand Society, B/h District Court, Gandevi Road, Navasari|
|5||Navsari||Vagalwad||05Km||Gandeva, Tal. Gandevi, Dist. Navasari|
|6||Surat||Saroli||12||B-74, Nilkanth Mahadev Mandir, Nilkantheswar Society, Sumul Dairy rod, Katargam, Surat,395004|
|7||Surat||Erthan(Vihar Colony)||23||B-74, Nilkanth Mahadev Mandir, Nilkantheswar Society, Sumul Dairy rod, Katargam, Surat,395004|
|8||Bharuch||Nikoli||28||SSSSS-Ankleswar, E-12 Amrapali Appartment, New G.I.D.C Colony, Ankleswar.|
|9||Bharuch||Argama(Navi Nagari)||16||SSSS Jyot Center, B/h Javahar Nagar, Near Wooda Society, Nandelav, Bharuch|
|10||Vadodara||Rajupura||18Km||SSSSS-Dandiabazar, Near jambubet, B/h Anyonya bank, Vadodara|
|11||Vadodara||Krishanapura||16Km||SSSSS-Dandiabazar, Near jambubet, B/h Anyonya bank, Vadodara|
|12||Vadodara||Nizampura||18Km||SSSSS-Dandiabazar, Near jambubet, B/h Anyonya bank, Vadodara|
|13||Vadodara||Rayantalavadi||30Km||SSSSS-Dandiabazar, Near jambubet, B/h Anyonya bank, Vadodara|
|15||Gandhinagar||Anandpura||06Km||Government Primary School, Anandpura, Kalol-khatrej Road, Kalol, Gandhinagar.|
|16||Gandhinagar||Pratapura||15Km||Government Primary School, Anandpura, Kalol-khatrej Road, Kalol, Gandhinagar.|
|17||Bhavanagar||Melakdi||35Km||Melakdi, Via Bhandariya, Bhavanagar|
|18||Rajkot||Vakvad||36Km||XYZ Season Store, No-27, Sadguru Sanidhya Appartment, Sri Sathya Sai Marg, Rajkot-360005|
|19||Jamnagar||Jogvad||05Km||Reliance TownShiip, Jamnagar|
- In Gujarat,different districts performs following activities under 7 different cares.
- Family Visit.
- Narayan Seva / Amrut Kalasham.
- Cloths, Blankets, Sweater distribution.
- Vyasan Mukti Camp.
- Medicated Mosquito net distribution.
- Health Awareness Programme.
- Balvikas classes.
- Notebook School bags distribution.
- School uniform distribution.
- Computer education.
- Value based game.
- Free tuition classes for 10th & 12th students.
- English teaching.
- Medical camp.
- Mother & child care programme.
- Sai protein distribution.
- Festival celebration.
- Cricket tournaments for Village youth.
- Bhajan training.
- Devotional singing on festival & swami’s birthday.
- Sri Sathya Sai Vratkalpam pooja,.
- Temple cleaning.
- SSSRVTC – Navsari.
- Computer class.
- English Couching class.
- Distribution of sewing machines to village women.
- Veterinary Camp.
- Grafting Training.
- Tree Plantation.
- Value addition training.
- Solar lights.
- Street light.
- Toilet Construction.
- Road Construction.
- Temple Construction.
- Check Dam Construction.