Service to Man is
Service to God

Seva - Selfless Service

On 29th of March in the year 1968, Sri Sathya Sai Baba defined what is Sathya Sai seva (selfless service) and who is a sevadal (volunteer): “Every seva done with sympathy and skill to anyone in distress anywhere in this world is Sathya Sai seva. The sevadal must be eager to serve and trained to serve, for service from those who take My name must be intelligent and sincere.”

Sri Sathya Sai Baba in a discourse delivered on 21st November 1988 said: “Avail yourself of every possible occasion to render service to the society. It need not be limited to individuals. It is important to do national service. Whenever you find that you can render help to anyone in need, offer it. Do not make distinctions between rich or poor or the deserving and the undeserving. Offer service according to the needs of the situation. Today the needs of the poor in the rural areas are quite great. In this situation you must go out into villages, organise service activities and encourage the rural population to participate in them. The village folk should be told the importance of health and hygiene and how to keep their homes and villages clean and healthy.” ...

While addressing former students of His university in Prasanthi Nilayam, Sri Sathya Sai Baba on 6th September 2009 declared "service is your birthright".

Service in Prasanthi Nilayam is an unparalleled opportunity. Highlighting this, Baba in a discourse to the residents of Prasanthi Nilayam on 7th July 1985 said: "By undertaking service activity in Prashanthi Nilayam one would have an opportunity to serve God directly. Any work done here is an offering to Swami Himself. Work has to be taken up in this spirit. One should not be idle. Whatever work is done here, should be done out of a feeling of love. You can take up whatever work is appropriate, in keeping with your aptitudes and capacity."

The Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust undertakes various service projects in the areas of relief to the poor, education, medical relief and services of general public utility providing many opportunities for you to get involved. Click the button below to Volunteer.

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Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust is a Public Charitable Trust registered under Section 12A of the Income Tax Act, 1961 for carrying out activities in the areas of:

1. Relief to the Poor
2. Medical Relief
3. Education
4. Other objects of General Public Utility

The Trust has been granted recognition under Section 10(23C)(iv) of the IT Act and Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act, 2010. Contributions to the Trust enjoy exemption under Section 80G of the IT Act.

Indian Donors

SBI Collect Service

(offered by State Bank of India)

Indian/Nepal/Bhutan citizens with Indian bank account or NRO account holders are eligible to avail this service.

To use this service, go to the SBI Collect page and donate directly to the Trust.

You will be able to use Debit cards, Credit cards and Internet Banking facility of other banks as well (not just SBI).

SBI Collect

Cheque/demand draft

Donations can be sent in favour of ‘SRI SATHYA SAI CENTRAL TRUST’ by cheque/demand draft drawn on any Bank in India with a covering letter mentioning:
(a) name and complete address of the donor with the postal pin-code number;
(b) purpose of donation;
(c) Permanent Account Number (PAN);
(d) contact details – mobile / telephone number and email-id.

The above may be sent to the following address:
The Managing Trustee
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
Prasanthi Nilayam – 515 134
Andhra Pradesh

Bank account details

Donations can be made by Online/RTGS/NEFT transfer for which the required details are given below:

State Bank of India Account
Name Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
(Indian Donations)
A/c Number 10678029796
Bank State Bank of India
Branch Prasanthi Nilayam
Type Savings a/c
RTGS code SBIN0010480
Canara Bank Account
Name Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
(Indian Donations)
A/c Number 2351101000009
Bank Canara Bank
Branch Puttaparthi
Type Savings a/c
RTGS code CNRB0002351
Our email-id [email protected] / [email protected]
Telephone 08555-289799, 289703, 287390 (telefax)

Overseas Donors

Overseas citizens (Foreign Nationals) or people of Indian origin with income from any foreign source or NRE account holders can make donations to the Trust as per the procedure detailed below:

Donations can be sent by cheque/demand draft/IMO drawn ONLY in favour of SRI SATHYA SAI CENTRAL TRUST in any currency with a covering letter mentioning:

  1. Name and address of the Donor;
  2. Object of donation (Medical Relief/ Education/Relief to Poor/Objects of General Public Utility);
  3. Copy of self attested proof of identity of the Donor (citizenship card/Passport etc.) to be enclosed along with the cheque/demand draft/IMO;
  4. Address proof/country of incorporation in case of non-personal donors and
  5. Email ID of the donor

The above letter may be addressed to:

The Managing Trustee
Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust
Prasanthi Nilayam – 515 134
Andhra Pradesh

Alternatively such donations can be sent by SWIFT/WIRE to our FCRA Account with State Bank of India, New Delhi Main Branch, the details of which are given below:

Account Number of Beneficiary 40097285519 (FCRA Savings Account)
Bank State Bank of India
Branch 11, Sansad Marg, New Delhi Main Branch (NDMB) - 110 001
Type Savings a/c
IFSC code SBIN0000691
Purpose code P1303 (It is mandatory to mention)
Telephone &
011-23374392, 23374390, 23374143, 23374213
[email protected]

Donors are requested to invariably send us by email the following details as prescribed by FCRA (Foreign Contribution (Regulation) Act) immediately after the SWIFT/ WIRE transfer to enable us to make the mandatory declaration under FEMA (Foreign Exchange Management Act) to State Bank of India.

  1. Name of the Donor/ Remitter
  2. Donor/Remitter’s Address
  3. Donor/Remitter’s Country of Residence
  4. Screenshot of SWIFT/WIRE

Our email-id [email protected] / [email protected]
Telephone 08555-289799, 289703, 8333934390 (Whatsapp/Telegram)

Contact Us

Address for Correspondence: Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust,
Prasanthi Nilayam,
Dt. Anantapur
Andhra Pradesh
PIN: 515134
Phone: 0091 8555 289799
0091 8555 289703
Tele-Fax: 0091 8555 287390
Public Relations Officer: [email protected]
Donation queries: [email protected]

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