Dear Region 3 YA team,
Sairam! Please pass along the following announcement to all YAs in your region. We thank the outgoing officers for their love and dedication to the YAs and are excited to welcome the new officers on board!
National YA Team
Dear Young Adults of Region 3,
Loving Sairam! With Bhagawan’s blessings, we are delighted to announce the new Region 3 Young Adult Male Representative.
We’d first like to express our heartfelt gratitude to Kushal Sheth (outgoing male YA Rep). Kushal has been instrumental in bringing the YAs of Region 3 together. Having co-led YA retreats, cultural programs, communication workshops, e-study circles and much more, Kushal is an ideal role model for many of the YAs in the region through his dedicated loving service for Swami. Please join us in expressing our gratitude to Kushal for serving Sai with love, and pray that Swami blesses him always.
Please find below more information on the new Male Rep and the team.
|Incoming YA Rep, Male: Omesh Bissoon|
|Omesh was born in Trinidad to a Sai Family who were introduced to Swami in the 1970s. He moved to the US in 1990 where he attended SSE classes and joined the Fort Lauderdale Sai Center. His love for Swami and guidance of his parents inspired him to be an active member of the Sai Organization. Omesh has served as the president of the FLL Sai Center from 2013 to 2017. He was also blessed to be part of the USA, Region 3 pilgrimages to Parthi in 2007, 2010 and the World Youth Festival in 2016. A graduate of SSILP 2017, he has had the opportunity to lead projects at the center, regional, national, and international levels. Omesh is currently an SSE teacher and loves engaging with the YAs and SSE kids. He is ever grateful to Bhagawan for everything in his life. Professionally, Omesh has a bachelors in Computer Information Systems and is working as an IT Program Manager at iYouse Inc. and ReadySet Surgical.|
Favorite quote: “God is Love. Love is God. Live in Love.”
|Continuing YA Rep, Female: Nisha Lad|
|Nisha was born into a Sai fold family in Toronto, Canada where she began attending SSE classes, continuing through the program in Atlanta after moving there in 2002. She has been an active member of the YA program and has been involved in local and regional YA programs and projects. From 2014 to 2016, Nisha served as the YA rep for the Atlanta Center, where she enjoys playing tabla for bhajans regularly. Her love for Bhagawan has inspired her to become an active member of the Sai organization. Swami’s life and message has continued to be an inspiration for her and she is ever grateful to Bhagawan for the opportunity to serve Him through this role. Professionally, Nisha holds a BS degree in Computer Science graduate and works as a Financial Analyst in IT Services for Coca-Cola.|
|Continuing YA Advisor, Female: Priya Mehta|
|Priya has known Swami as a toddler when she was taken to Swami by her parents in the 1960s. Priya attends the Greenville center. She previously served as the center SSE coordinator and the Region 3 SSE coordinator. She also worked with the National SSE team to pilot a regional SSE enrichment initiative. Professionally, Priya is a Internal Medicine physician, works at a community health center in SC providing health care for all regardless of financial ability.|
|Continuing YA Advisor, Male: Andrew DeMil|
|Andrew knew Swami in 2001, when he first came to the center and felt an instant connection as soon as he saw His photo on the altar. Since 2001, Andrew had been in the Orlando, Tallahassee, Nashville and Tampa centers since as a member. He has been to see Swami in 2002, 2005, and was on the National Pilgrimage in 2017. Swami first came in to his life as a loving mother who taught him about eastern spirituality and introduced him to gurus through books like Yogananda. Andrew has been practicing daily meditation for 20+ years, and plays the guitar at bhajans. Andrew has taught SSE classes at Sai Centers in Tampa and Orlando, served as the VP in the Tallahassee Center, and is currently the president of Sathya Sai Baba Center of Tampa Bay. Professionally, Andrew has a PhD in Spanish Linguistics, and currently a Professor in languages and linguistics at the University of Tampa.|
We warmly welcome Omesh, Nisha, Priya and Andrew and pray to Bhagawan for showering His blessings, guidance, and love.
Lovingly, in the service of Sai,
Shanti, Lakshman, Aparna and Dr. Joe