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The city of St. Louis, (pop. 350,000) nestled in the heart of America, in the state of Missouri, gave the world its first skyscraper, and served the world’s first ice-cream cone. The famous poet T.S. Eliot and the playwright Tennessee Williams, among many others, are well-known residents of this “Gateway to the West” city.

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The city has already come to your notice, as last issue we covered the meticulously planned medical camp that was held in June and which received much praise from the city authorities. If you want to read it again, go here.

Now St. Louis has heralded another first for the world. This is because its Mayor, Mr. Francis G. Slay, has proclaimed September 11th to be celebrated as Sri Sathya Sai Baba Day in the city.

How did this come about?

The Sai Organisation was holding a Public Meeting on that day to inform those attending about Swami, His Life and Mission. The Mayor had been invited, but then gave his apologies as he was out of town. However, he conveyed to the Sai Organistion that from thereafter Sri Sathya Sai Baba Day would be held every year in St Louis, in recognition of Swami’s humanitarian work.

An official Proclamation was made by the Mayor to honour this City Day celebration. Please read the Proclamation; it is certainly a most respectful homage to our Beloved Lord.






Whereas, The City of St. Louis has been apprised that Sri Sathya Sai Baba is celebrating his 80 th Birthday; and

Whereas, Sathya Sai Baba is one of the most revered spiritual teachers in the world today whose life and message are inspiring millions of people throughout the world to turn God-ward and to lead a more purposeful and moral life; and

Whereas, Sathya Sai Baba was born as Sathya Narayana Raju in Puttaparthi, a remote village in the state of Andhra Pradesh in Southern India.  At the age of fourteen, he proclaimed his mission: to bring about the spiritual regeneration of humanity by demonstrating and teaching the highest principles of Truth, Right Conduct, Peace, Love and Non-violence; and

Whereas, Throughout his life work, Sathya Sai Baba has established an educational system which includes primary and secondary schools and an accredited university, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees with no fees to the students. He has also established four hospitals, two of which provide advanced tertiary care and The Sri Sathya Sai Organization; and 

Whereas, The City of St. Louis is pleased and honored to recognize Sri Sathya Sai Baba for all of his humanitarian work and extends best wishes to him for good health, peace and happiness as he continues his journey along life’s path.

Now, therefore, I, Francis G. Slay, Mayor of the City of St. Louis, do hereby proclaim September 11, 2005, as:


In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused to be affixed the seal of the City of St. Louis, this 11th day of September, A.D. 2005.

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Vol 3 Issue 10 - October 2005
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