Guru Poornima Celebrations
Essay Writing Activity
Devotees and readers across the world are requested to participate in this activity by sending in their entries as well as voting their opinion for the best three entries. In this activity, entries in the form of essays and articles are invited from Sai devotees on topics related to the life and teachings of Sadguru Sai Baba of Shirdi. Entries should be received by the Web Site Office on or before September 1, 1999. All the essays will be displayed on the web site from September 3rd to October 15th, 1999 for readers to review the essays and give their vote. The essays will also be sent to a panel of independent judges who are not connected with this web site for their evaluation. The results will be announced on Sai Baba's Mahasamadhi day.
|10 to 17 years||Shirdi Sai Baba's miracle I liked most|
|18 to 25 years||Sai Baba and Communal Harmony|
|26 years and above||Devotees in Crisis and the help of Lord Sainath|
A brief description of the topics are given below:
Shirdi Sai Baba's miracle I liked most : Sadguru Sai Baba of Shirdi has performed several miracles during HIS life time and continues to do so even today. These miracles are intended to save HIS devotees during bad times and show them the right path. Please choose a miracle you liked most and write an essay as to why you liked it and the meaning that the reader should derive from that miracle. Sai Baba' s miracles can be found in books written on Sai Baba of Shirdi by several authors. Some of the books are available on-line on this web site. The essay should not be more than 250 words.
Sai Baba and Communal Harmony: The essay may reflect the views of Shirdi Sai Baba on communal harmony and how that relates to the present day world. The entries should not be more than 250 words. Reference material can be had from the on-line Sai Sathcharita available on this web site or can be found in books on Sai Baba of Shirdi by several authors. Some of the books are available on-line on this web site.
Devotees in Crisis and the help of Lord Sainath: Sai Baba's help during times of crisis of the devotees is well depicted in several incidents in Sri Sai Satcharita and other great books on the Life and teachings of Sai Baba. The difficult pregnancy of Smt. Maina Thai, daughter of Sri Nana Saheb Chandorkar and Sai Baba's miracle help by sending udi through Bapu Girbuva stands out as one of the best example of the result of devotees' faith in Sai Baba. Entries on this topic should depict such help of Lord Sainath in devotees' life during crucial time. The entries should not be more than 250 words.
The rewards for essay writing activity are as follows:-
|1st Prize||US $ 50.00 or equivalent|
|2nd Prize||US $ 35.00 or equivalent|
|3rd Prize||US $ 20.00 or equivalent|
|1st Prize||US $ 75.00 or equivalent|
|2nd Prize||US $ 60.00 or equivalent|
|3rd Prize||US $ 45.00 or equivalent|
|1st Prize||US $ 100.00 or equivalent|
|2nd Prize||US $ 85.00 or equivalent|
|3rd Prize||US $ 60.00 or equivalent|
Top three articles which receive the maximum number of combined votes will be awarded as per the award list. The entries should be in an electronic format. They can be mailed to us as a Microsoft Word document on a floppy to our address given below or e-mailed to us at email@example.com.
Shirdi Sai Baba Web Site Org.
182 West Melrose Street, Suite # 4,
South Elgin, IL 60177, USA
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