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Saibaba Sansthan plans to rope in Big B

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Jamshedpur, July 4: The Shree Saibaba Sansthan Trust (SSST) is planning to rope in either Bollywood star Amitabh Bachchan or master blaster Sachin Tendulkar as brand ambassador for the Saibaba samadhi centenary event.

The event will be observed between October 1, 2017 and October 18, 2018.

“We plan to have either Amitabh Bachchan or Sachin Tendulkar as brand ambassador for the Saibaba samadhi centenary event. We have written a letter to both of them and are awaiting their response,”

Chairperson of the SSST Suresh Haware told reporters here today.

The purpose behind appointing either Bachchan or Tendulkar is to widely publicise the centenary event, said Haware.
On facilities that will be provided to devotees visiting the temple town, Haware said, the sansthan will be constructing a new air-conditioned darshan mandap (queue building for devotees).

At present 60,000 devotees from different parts of the country and abroad visit the Saibaba temple on a
daily basis. The number further swells during festivals like Ram Navami, Guru Pournima, Vijaya Dashmi and on the New Year day.

Yesterday, the Maharashtra cabinet also decided to promulgate an ordinance to amend the Shree Sai Baba Sansthan Trust Shirdi Act of 2004 in view of the centenary celebrations.

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  • Vikas Nandlal


    Ref: Your PR about appointing Big B and Sachin Tendulkar as Brand Ambassador for Saibaba’s Samadhi Centenary year Celebration.

    Being a Saibaba devotee I would like to present my below views on the subject

    1)I have not heard as yet of BigB or Sachin having ever visited Shirdi ? Also both of them are apparently staunch devotees of other Deities.
    2) Would you be coughing up a hefty fee to above Celebrity brand Ambassadors, more so at a time when your Super-Speciality Hospital in Shirdi deserves urgent attention having non functional equipment and Lack of Doctors perhaps due to lack of adequate funds
    3)For post of Brand Ambassador wouldnt it be a better idea to explore engaging services of an eminent devotee of baba who lives and breathes baba or has good social service track record or any of babas earlier disciple descendants who meet the above criteria.Such People are also unlikely to charge you anything, besides the good aura they would carry
    4)Above all Does baba need services of any brand Ambassador so as to speak? Baba is God not any Worldly Brand that may require advertising
    5)I often notice ShirdiSansthaan’s culture of felicitating every Celebrity, Sportsman, Corporate Czar or Politician with a shawl that visits Shirdi, hope you have appointed a committee which has develed in their past to do due diligence that they deserve such a high spiritual honor from hands of baba.

    Hope we can bring our country back from the shadows of hero worship or dilemma of politically correct decisions.

    Jai Shree Sai,
    A Concerned Devotee.

  • Venkat Ramana Chary Kandalai

    I support Mr. Vikas Nandlal’s comment in connection to SSST decision of brand ambassador to Sai Samadhi centenary celebrations. There is no need if any person to be appointment as brand ambassador for SAI. The news was already spread over india and will be shared.

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