Devotees can do cashless transactions in Shirdi

Hyderabad: Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust Board has taken a decision to develop Sai Wallet App using digital technology for the Sai devotees visiting Shirdi.

There will be no need to carry currency notes to avail accommodation, meals, darshan and Harati tickets and purchase of other things, informed Trust chairman, Dr Suresh Haware.  The decision was taken in a meeting attended by Trust vice-chairman Chandrasekhar Kadam, trustees Bhausaheb Wakchaure, Bipin Kolhe, Pratap Bhosale, Sachin Tambe and Shirdi Nagar panchayat president Yogitatai Shelke, executive officer Rubal Agrawal, deputy executive officer Dr Sandip Aher.

Dr Haware said the Sai devotees from all over the world come to Shirdi for Saibaba’s darshan. The devotees will be free of tension of keeping currency notes with them and their Shirdi tour will become pleasant.

The app will enable the devotees to do cashless transactions in Shirdi and this facility will also be made available at restaurants, hotels, shops and so on. Sai devotees will not have the fear of thefts or losing money. Sai devotees can enjoy darshan/aarti.

Saibaba Sansthan has installed 34 swapping machines at donation counter, all Bhakt Niwas, Prasadalaya, Shri Saibaba hospital, PRO office and so on.

Besides, net banking services, including Kotak Mahindra, Andhra, HDFC, Union Bank of Baroda, Central Bank are also made available for the devotees. Online gateway payment facility by Kotak Mahindra bank, HDFC bank and Andhra Bank are also available. Dr Haware appealed to devotees to enjoy the benefit of cashless transactions.

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Shirdi Saibaba centenary fete

  • Preparatory meet on Dec 11

Hyderabad: A conference of representatives of all Saibaba temples in India and abroad will  be organized on December 11,  in connection with the  celebration of Shri Saibaba Samadhi Centenary year.  It will be organised by Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, said Chairman of Sansthan Suresh Haware.

He said Shri Saibaba Samadhi Centenary year will be celebrated from October 1, 2017 to October 18, 2018. To make this celebration a grand success, the conference of representatives of all Saibaba temples will be held at Sai Aashram Bhaktaniwassthan, Nagar-Manmad road, Shirdi, from  9 am to 1 pm and from 2 pm to 5.30 pm on December 11 to discuss the  centenary year celebration plans.

Two representatives of one temple can participate in this conference. These representatives will be provided Shri Sai Darshan, free lodging and boarding. Those who want to take part in the conference can download an application form from the website www.sai.org.in and  submit it  to the  Executive Officer, Shri Saibaba Sansthan Trust, Shirdi, Tal-Rahata, Dist-Ahmednagar,  till November 25, 2016. They can also send the scanned copy of the application to the e mail Id saitemplesummit@sai.org.in

The participants can submit their suggestions, nature of role they want to play in the centenary year,  in writing on the day of conference. For more details, they can contact (02423) 258956 or mobile No. 7720077203.

-NSS

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All arrangements made to help devotees at Shiridi

Hyderabad: Shiridi Saibaba Sansthan has come forward to help devotees, who come from across the country in view of Central government’s decision to ban transactions of Rs 500 and Rs 1000 currency notes.

 

To avoid the inconvenience to the devotees coming to Shiridi, free Prasad meal facility has been started today and Thursday in Saibaba Sansthan’s Prasadalaya, said Executive Officer Bajirao Shinde.

He said swapping machine (debit and credit card) has been installed at all its Bhakta Niwases for the convenience of devotees who want to book rooms or extend the room accommodation. Besides this, a facility has also been made available at donation counter, hospital, PRO office, Prasadalaya, Chairman of the Sansthan Suresh Haware and board of trustees have given instructions to the administration authorities to avoid the inconvenience of devotees, a release from Shirdi said.

 

Besides Bajirao Shinde, Dy. Executive officer Dr. Sandip Aher, administrative officers Suryabhan Game, Uttamrao Gondkar, Dilip Ugale, Ashok Auti, chief accountant Babasaheb Ghorpade, accountant Kailas Kharade were present for the meeting.

–NSS

 

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