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12/9/2014- Friday.

Independence Day in Malaysia is always a month long celebration and to keep with that tradition, the Shirdi Sai Baba Selangor Ltd Co-operative collaborated with World Shirdi Sai Baba Organisation (UK) and the Shirdi Sai Baba Society of Malaysia to celebrate the 57th Independence in London on a moderate scale but with a high spirit to face the future challenges.

At first thought you may be thinking how unusual the venue is, however think again… it was another milestone for Shirdi Sai Baba Selangor Ltd Cooperative to jointly host the Merdeka celebration in East Ham, London, United Kingdom. London is a busy and crowded city with little room for manoeuvre and even less room for celebration, however, our event turn out to be a star studded event for Merdeka day in London.

Before the arrival of specially invited guests, all members, staffs and organizers assembled at the Shirdi Sai Baba Ltd Cooperative premises waiting for the arrival of the honorable Malaysian Minister for Ministry of Co-operative, Consumerism and Domestic Trade. At around 4.30pm,the Honourable Minister Dato’ Sri Hassan Malek together with his delegations of eighteen members which includes high profile personalities from the Ministry, Dato’ Azmi bin Lateh (Deputy Secretary General (Domestic Trade) Minister of Domestic Trade, Cooperatives and Consumerism of Malaysia), Datuk Nik Ali bin Mat Yunus (Executive Chairman of Malaysia Cooperatives Societies Commission), Dato’ Seri Mohamad Fuzi bin Harun (Deputy Chairman, The Royal Malaysian Police, Deputy General of Police Malaysia), Mr. Rozdeen bin Mohd Jaafar (Director of Corporate Communication Division of Malaysia Cooperatives SocitiesCommision), Dato’ Mohamed Farid bin Mohamed Zawawi (Chairman of Koperasi Wawasan Malaysia Berhad), Mr. Mohamed Noor Affendy bin DatoAmeerudin (Private Secretary to Honourable Minister), Dato’ Hj. Mohd Aini bin Hj. Taib (Chairman of Koperasi Serbaguna Anak-Anak Selangor Berhad), Dato Rahim bin Baba (Chairman of Koperasi Ukhwah Malaysia Berhad), Ir. Mansor bin Musa (Chairman of Koperasi Tunas Muda Sungai Ara Berhad) were all there to grace the memorable event.

The Chairman of Shirdi Sai Baba Selangor Ltd Cooperative Mr.SP.Kannan welcomed all the guest and acknowledged the attendance of honourable Minister YB. Dato Sri Hassan Malek with respect and reverence. In his speech, YB. Dato Hassan said “I am delighted to see the Shirdi Sai Baba Selangor Ltd Cooperative is engaged in charitable work in London. It gives great pleasure and satisfaction to know that this Cooperative is being engaged in such noble and benevolent activities which benefits the local communities.” Immediately after the Minister’s speech, everyone sung the National Anthem ‘Negara Ku’ gloriously, followed by cutting of the Merdeka cake. Towards the end, the entire delegation was served with finest Indian Massala tea and delicious Indian snacks which added up their pleasure of staying in East Ham, London.

The weather was with us, the food was excellent and our guests were very friendly. Everyone was hooked and had a memorable wonderful day. Such a day was made possible with the help of the Malaysian High Commission in London who helped generously and facilitated towards the visit of our Honourable Minister YB. Dato Sri Hassan Malek.

Jai Sai Ram - 02/08/2014

It was beautiful fun filled day. Kids and adults participated in exciting fun games. We are sure those who came had fantastic time.

Although at times there was strong wind, criketers battled through to show their skills.

Not to forget varierty of food on offer too. Thanks to all the staff, volunteers, supporters and well wishers for the fun-filled day!!


Jai Sai Ram

It is very well known incident that Shirdi Sai Baba gave nine coins to Smt. Laxmibai before leaving his mortal body. Laxmibai was present with Baba, in his last few moments before taking His Maha Samadhi. Baba had put his hands inside the pocket of his Kafni and gave these 9 silver coins to Laxmi maa. Laxmibai had whole heartedly served Baba for 45 years. In fact when Baba had come to Shirdi for the first time, it was Laxmibai only who had fed him. These nine coins indicated nine types of devotion of him. Moreover Shirdi Sai Baba has emphasized nine types of Bhakti.

1. Shravan (hearing)

2. Kirtan (praying)

3. Smaran (remembering)

4. Padasevan (resorting to feet)

5. Archan (worship)

6. Namaskar (bowing)

7. Dasya (service)

8. Sakhyam (friendship)

9. Atma-Nivedana (surrender of the self).

All these types of Bhakti are included in the Nine Gems of Sai Bhakti, if practiced regularly would surely make you pass the Bhavsagar (ocean of life).World Shirdi Sai Baba Organisation (UK) – WSSBO (UK) had invited Arun Gaikwad, the great grandson of Laxmi maa to bring the divine nine coins to London for darshan of our devotees in the UK. It was indeed a blessful and a beautiful darshan of Sai Baba and the divine nine coins.

On behalf of the Sai Mandir East Ham, we would like to convey our sincere appreciation to Arun Gaikwad, Sai Global Trust, Sponsors, well-wishers and volunteers who had made the event an unforgettable day.


It was overwhelming to see the joy in the face of the senior citizens who participated in the event. It was a free entry event, everyone enjoyed the the fun filled event with quiz, talks, dance, games and nice food! Thanks to all volunteers and everyone who made the event a memorable one!!

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