The Sri Sathya Sai Anandam Foundation of The Netherlands is a non-political, non-profit organisation with a spiritual core and base, founded under the guidance and inspiration of Sri Sathya Sai Baba. The foundation has been formed, and is used, for the sole benefit of helping mankind. It is a global spiritual movement promoting the practice of human values and providing opportunities to participate in service activities.
It is a multi-faith organisation drawing people from all walks of life and all spiritual paths and religions. There is no distinction or separateness of any religion, race, nationality, caste, creed or sect.
The Spiritual Foundations of the Sri Sathya Sai Anandam Foundation of The Netherlands consist of the following principles:
1. To establish Truth, Righteousness, Peace, Divine Love and Non violence.
2. To propagate and practice these five values.
3. To propagate the truth of the unity of all religions and philosophies.
Main points of the policy:
The foundation seeks to achieve its objective by, within the applicable legal limits:
a. Setting up and maintaining a library on all religions, philosophical and spiritual contents;
b. Organizing lectures, worship services, spiritual gatherings by celebrating specific holidays and putting into practice selfless service;
c. Organizing all these activities in the broadest sense that can contribute in promoting the objectives described above, of the Community Foundation;
d. Cash to be received through donations, funds, testamentary disposition, bequest, donation or gift or other benefit, without any form of fundraising and non-profit.
Our Team (in The Netherlands)
Chairperson : Mr. Kiran Kumar Thumma
Kiran studied in Swami’s college in Prashanti Nilayam and now looks at this role as an opportunity to apply Swami’s teachings within Sai Anandam. Kiran has a cheerful and warm personality.
Secretary : Mr. Leo Gielesen
Leo has also been involved with right from its very inception and works tirelessly behind the scenes. His role as as the secretary gives him opportunities for personal and spiritual growth. Leo considers being part of Sai Anandam as a blessing.
Balaji is the quiet engine behind the financial administration at Sai Anandam. He studied with Kiran at Swami University in Prashanti Nilayam. He has a lot of fun in his role being a treasurer and is nice to have him in the board.
Shanti is very active in every aspect of the organisation. She wants nothing more to be an efficient instrument in Swami’s mission. She brings people together in varying creative ways and helps them in their spiritual growth! She is someone who wears one’s heart on the sleeve.
Board Member : Mr. Pavan Dadlani
Pavan took the lead in setting up the library and also taking it online. He also leads the Veda recitation and teaches Vedam during the Satsangs among other activities. A long standing devotee of Swami and always ready to do His divine work at Sai Anandam!