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Sathya Sai Health Awareness Day

The 15th annual Sathya Sai Health Awareness Day in Wembley, London, was conducted on Sunday, the 18th May 2014 in partnership with Brent Indian Association (B.I.A) at their premises.

The 15th annual Sathya Sai Health Awareness Day in Wembley, London, was conducted on Sunday, the 18th May 2014 in partnership with Brent Indian Association (B.I.A) at their premises.

This offering of Service, delivered with Love in Region 2 of Sri Sathya Sai Organisation UK, has become an opportunity for many individuals in the surrounding community to have access to healthcare professionals, expert advice and information on health promotion, totally free of cost.

We were honoured to have the programme officially opened by the Mayor of Harrow, Councillor Nana Asante, who spoke of the need for healthcare projects that serve the local community and acknowledged the good work of the Sri Sathya Sai Service Organisation UK and the Brent Indian Association in organising the day’s programme. We were also privileged to have other dignitaries- Councillors Harshadbhai Patel (former Mayor of Brent), Muhammed Butt and Suresh Kansagra- at the event.

As people arrived, the volunteers greeted them with a warm welcome and broad smiles. After completing the registration process, they were directed to the professionals they had come to see. For those waiting, interesting presentations and health promotion talks on a variety of common conditions such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity and glaucoma were organised . Each talk was followed by a question and answer session which encouraged active participation and was well appreciated.

Members of the community had access to General Practitioners, a dentist, optometrists, and nurses. Screening for raised blood sugar and blood pressure was undertaken, BMI Checks and eye tests were conducted.

180 people from all walks of life attended the Health Awareness Day. For some, whilst it was the first time they realised the importance of regular eye and dental checks, for others, it was the provision of translators who could explain the advice being given that made a significant difference. Those who needed further follow up or treatment were signposted to local NHS services and provided with a written referral.

Volunteers were busy throughout the day. But they were uplifted by the wonderful energy and love that pervaded the premises, and worked until everyone had been carefully served. By the gracious blessings of our beloved Swami, the event was a resounding success. We offer our gratitude to Him for the opportunity to offer selfless service to our brothers and sisters in the community.

Alperton Sai Centre