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About YA Program

"The future of the country depends on the skill and the sincerity of the youth. Therefore, the necessary enthusiasm and encouragement must be generated among the youth. All my hopes are based on the students, the youth. They are very dear to me." 

- Sathya Sai Baba, Sathya Sai Speaks IX (old edition), 34, 184

The Purpose of the Program

The Young Adult Program of the Organization has been established to encourage young adults to lead purposeful lives by learning and practicing human values as defined and established by the life, message, and works of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The Young Adult programs are intended to enhance, not interfere with, harmony and understanding in family relationships and within the Sai organization. The programs provide forums for Young Adults of like mind to meet and to discuss issues in leading spiritual lives in today's world.

In the 'Sai Mission', the energy and dedication of young adults has a unique part to play. Sri Sathya Sai Baba has said that the years between the ages of 16 to 35 are a golden period in one's life; "for that is the period when life adds sweetness to itself, when talents, skills and attitudes are accumulated, sublimated and sanctified."

The Youth does not work in isolation. Youth understands and recognizes the importance of learning and working with the other members of the Organization. It is through working together that we can understand Baba's Message of Unity in Diversity. Youth are encouraged to take on responsibilities and roles with the organization in order to gain experience and confidence so as to take the Sai mission forward. The youth are the backbone of the Organization supporting the different wings. The youth comprise of talented individuals from all walks of life where each brings their own unique offering to the Sai mission. Youth are bracketed under the 18-35 year old umbrella but by no means is this cutoff point.