Dec 26, 2004 morning will not be
forgotten as the world witnessed the killer waves, Tsunami
hitting the coastal shores of southern India. There was
total chaos and confusion along the beaches of Chennai where
people lived and were rendered homeless.
immediately swung into action and were wading in waters
along the shores to help people and clear the traffic to
ensure ambulances and vehicles carrying the affected to the
hospitals. In the afternoon food packets and clothes started
flowing in huge quantities at Sathya Sai temple(SUNDARAM)
and the youth formed in groups and went in different
directions along the coastal areas for its distribution.
There was an emergency call from
Nagapattinam, the worst affected casualty area, and
volunteers were requested to remove bodies and dispose them.
A group of boys from Madras rushed to the spot
and with the help of other district youth boys carried dead
bodies that were totally mutilated. It required lot of
mental strength and courage and with the grace of Swami
alone, they could able to do it.
The youth group that stayed at
Chennai, worked late in the night till early morning. By
Swami’s grace and determined effort of the youth boys, the
Tsunami relief work was able to reach the affected people
who were desperate to start a living.
After the government agencies took
over the situation, the relief team involved in the relief
operation went to Prasanthi Nilayam for darshan and Swami
gave further directions to go to Nagapatinam and do relief
works by providing the necessary house hold materials for
starting a living. With the guidance of Swami the Central
trust members, the Tamilnadu state president, our youth
boys camped at Nagapattinam for a week. The distribution of
the relief materials took place systematically with all love
The Youth could see the swami’s unseen
hand working through them and an experience that can never
Packaging Relief Materials for Tsunami Victims
Distributing Sai Prasadam
The Tamilnadu sai youth marching to the areas