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Region 3 - Youth-led Easter "Eggstravaganza"

In Western Christian Tradition, Easter marks the end of Lent, a 40-day period of fasting, repentance, moderation and spiritual discipline in preparation for Easter.

An activity which this year started off as the thought plan of one region, but spread to others regions, Region 3 Youth took part in ‘Eggstravaganza’; this served as a way of adopting / following the 9 Point Code of Conduct, serving as an opportunity to practice the spiritual discipline of ‘Ceiling on Desires’, during Easter.

Various youth were involved by taking the lead in humbly serving, with love, over 220 Easter Eggs, along with various other items, to children in the following four vicinities -

Keech Hospice, on the outskirts of Luton, where the hospice organised a small petting farm and a picnic for the attendees, and all the children were also gifted an Easter egg; Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund (Romford), Richard House Children’s Hospice (Beckton), where Easter Eggs as well as Dolls were donated. The Dolls were originally donated by a Sai Devotee, to the Region 3 Ladies Wing; one of the Aunty’s carefully stitched together new dresses for these dolls, and two dolls each were donated to both Richard House & Lennox Children’s Cancer Fund (where they were to be raffled, and the proceeds of which would’ve gone towards their respective charities).

The Last two venues were Basildon Hospital, where a few youth delivered Easter Eggs as well as some Softs Toys, for the two Children Wards situated there, and Hatfield Hospital, where the youth donated Eggs to the respective Cancer and Maternity wards.

This was a privileged opportunity for the youth to take lead on a service project in the Region, whereby the entire Region from SSE children to the elderly came together in donating Easter Eggs. A great sense of unity was felt, not only within Region 3, but also, as this was an initiative being led by Youth Wing in other Regions, the unity was also felt with our brothers and sisters around the UK.

We thank Swami for inspiring such a humble offering whereby we had the opportunity to practice His Teachings of Ceiling on Desires and Service with Love and pray for this continue with His Grace.

Jai Sai Ram
Region 3 Youth Team