GUWAHATI, June 23 - A team of Seva Dal volunteers of Sri Sathya Sai Seva Organisations (SSSSO) representing Assam, Meghalaya and Arunachal Pradesh and led by president Satyen Sarma and trustee Dr Gakul Das of Sri Sathya Sai Trust (North-Eastern Region) visited Satar village on June 21 for conducting seva.
Satar village, located 30 km away from Guwahati, is inhabited by members of the ethnic Rabha community and is in a very remote area without most of the civic amenities and surface communication facilities.
The Seva Dal team distributed two full-sized umbrellas to each of the 65 families of the village and one umbrella to each of the 35 students of the only primary school in the village.
The students were also provided packets containing two pencils, two pens, two erasers, one pencil box, a copy of Sanatan Sarathi (a monthly magazine of the SSSSO) along with a pocket-calendar of the SSSSO.
Apart from these, the villagers were also provided ten volleyballs and footballs each and three ludo board game sets for recreation. Their local library was also provided with 50 books on philosophy and activities of SSSSO.
After completion of the philanthropic activities, the Seva Dal and local residents of the village participated in a bhajan programme.
It may be pertinent to mention here that the villagers are frequently confronted by wild elephants.
The team was accompanied by senior journalist Bedabrata Mishra.
Earlier, the Seva Dal team was greeted by village headman Padma Ram Rabha. The programme was facilitated by Ajoy Rabha, president of the local Nabajyoti Sangha.