Dignitaries and devotees celebrate Sai temple’s 20th anniversary

By SATimes Team

Baldwin, NY:  The 20th anniversary of the first Sai Baba mandir in the US, established in Baldwin, Long Island by internationally renowned oncologist Dr Dattatreyudu Nori, was celebrated on July 4 in a pious atmosphere at the temple. It was graced by dignitaries and devotees.

 Consul General Randhir Jaiswal in his brief speech as Chief Guest, informed the gathering that he has been to the Sai temple in Shirdi many times and carries a picture of Baba in his wallet. He also released at the event a special section on Shirdi Sai published in The South Asian Times to mark the 20th anniversary of the Baldwin temple.

Kamlesh C Mehta, Chairman of The South Asian Times and Guest of Honor at the event, extolled Dr Nori for his dedication in promoting the teachings of Sai Baba through setting up the three temples in Baldwin and Hicksville, New York, and Iselin, New Jersey. He also pointed to the internationally renowned doctor’s humility and simplicity.

Another Guest of Honor, Dr Gaddam Reddy, former Chair of Trustee Board of the Ganesh Temple in Flushing, NY, informed that the 500-bed Indo American Cancer Hospital and Research Center set up by Dr Nori in Hyderabad, considered the among the top 5 cancer hospitals, has recently been ranked among the top two nonprofit cancer hospitals in India.

Accompanied by his wife, Dr Subhadra Nori, Dr Nori felicitated Amb Jaiswal, Dr Reddy, Mr Mehta, Ashok Vyas of ITV, and Parveen Chopra of The South Asian Times. He also introduced and felicitated devotees and volunteers who manage the affairs of the temple. Baba aarti was followed by packed prasad meals for all attendees.

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