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National Christmas Celebrations 2017: Harmony - The Hallmark of Humanness

National Event

Harmony - The Hallmark of Humanness

Dear Brothers and Sisters,
Om Sri Sai Ram.

With the Infinite Grace and Blessings of our Divine Master, Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba, we feel privileged to announce the National Christmas Celebrations 2017 on the theme: "Harmony - The Hallmark of Humanness".

Date: Sunday, 10th December 2017
Time: 11am to 5pm
Venue: Cheltenham Ladies College, Bayshill Road, GL50 3EP

Human beings on earth, from the very beginning, had recognised that their existence became more meaningful and fulfilling when they lived in harmony with their fellow humans, animals and nature. It is no wonder then that their constant exhortation was - "Let us all live together, study and work together, and grow together without any hostility" - which ensured for them peace, prosperity and happiness. In the present times when the prevalent chaos, conflict and confusion agitate our minds constantly and push some to undertake degrading action, the call to harmonize our minds, hearts and actions towards a path a of peace and love has become imperative and urgent.

"At birth all are pure and innocent. But as they grow, they develop arrogance, pride and ostentation. But this is not proper. People should cultivate humility and discipline, which are the hall-mark of humanness. Humanness means harmony in thought, word and deed. The absence of this harmony is degrading. Men should learn to respect one another. The divine is present in everyone. Strive to make others happy as far as possible". - Sathya Sai Baba, SSSpeaks 28:25

Thus The National Christmas Celebrations will be a day to reaffirm our confidence and commitment to the Message of Harmony and Happiness through Human Values that both Lord Jesus and Lord Sathya Sai have taught us with great Compassion. The day will include a Special Mass based on the Festival of Nine Carols and Nine Lessons, a Sermon, an SSE Children's Play, Talks by eminent guests, various musical presentations and prayers. We will be sharing our Christmas cheer with a few local and national charities on the day, such as Food Banks, Refuge UK etc. Anyone who wishes to participate in the Christmas Food Bank Activity is requested to bring along the item(s) of your choice to the celebrations.

We warmly welcome all of you along with your family and friends to the National Christmas Celebrations and enjoy the uplifting programme on the day. Please register online using this link -

https://www.srisathyasai.org.uk/national-programmes/christmascelebrations2017/registration.php

Planning Team
National Christmas Celebrations
SSIO UK

Start Date and Time: Sun 10 Dec 2017 11:00

Finish Date and Time: Sun 10 Dec 2017 17:00

Venue: Cheltenham Ladies College, Bayshill Road, , , GL50 3EP