Om Namo Bhagavade Sivanandaya

Established in 1949 by Sri Swami Sivananda

Report on Sunlit Path Programme in Isipingo

Published in News & Reports
Read 2126 times
Rate this item
(0 votes)

The Sunlit Path Programme for learners in Isipingo was held at the Isipingo Secondary School Hall on Friday, 21 August 2015 and was attended by 128 learners from the following secondary schools: Isipingo, Reunion, and Strelitzia. Seventy-Five learners voluntarily signed the pledge form to stay away from drugs and other social evils, and adopt a healthy life style.

We welcomed the learners and gave them a brief outline of the programmes aims and objectives. This was followed by the reading of a message written by Swami Sahajananda, Spiritual Head of Divine Life Society of S.A, and founder of the Sunlit Path Programme, advising pupils to lead a pure and disciplined life, focusing on God and prayer to guide us. The Principal of Isipingo Secondary, Dr V. Naidoo, thanked the Society for the work they have done, and reminded learners that the Sunlit Path Programme does not advise learners to deviate from their faiths and beliefs, but inspires them to become better practitioners of their own religion.

Sri Niranjan Bridglall, Director of Education, Psychological Services, in his well-received motivational talk, related a story of a girl who managed to break out of poverty and make a success of her life at the highest level. He exhorted the learners to work hard to become successful and fulfil their potential.

Instructive play readings on “Depression and Suicide”, “The Value of Prayer” and “TV, Alcohol, Gambling”, were read by pupils of the three participating schools, and the discussions that followed, allowed the learners to assimilate the ideas, and present them before the audience in the “report back session”. These were very encouraging as it showed that the learners were receptive to the guidelines and advice offered to them. It was during one of these sessions that one of the learners related a first hand experience of how prayer had worked a miracle, and saved someone’s life.

Ms Phumzile Mthiyane, an educator from Sivananda Technical College, gave us a simple yet instructive address, advising us not to fight with pain and suffering, but to use them to help us to become better and stronger.

In his address to the learners, one of the Society’s officials highlighted the power of prayer and gave an example of how prayer helped a pupil to improve her university results, and took her life from failure and negativity to a resounding success. He also reminded the learners to be punctual in all their work, as this was a hallmark of success.

Finally, an official from the Sunlit Path Programme described the Sunlit Path Pledge Form in detail, showed slides of the Sunlit Path Centre and the facilities available there, and gave important guidelines on how to complete the Sunlit Path Checklist/Diary.

The Society expresses its sincere thanks to the principals, educators, officials and learners of the three schools that participated in the programme, for their interest, support and commitment shown to this unique programme. Our gratitude also goes out to the management of Isipingo Secondary School for graciously allowing us the use of their school hall, for their hospitality,and for assisting in various ways to make the function a success. Once again, our deep thanks to the Department of Education for their kind permission to arrange this workshop during school hours.

Last modified on Friday, 22 January 2016 14:29
Super User

Hi my name is Marcubie and I have been the Creative Director on Medunten Technology. The languages only differ in their grammar, their pronunciation and their most common words. he thought. It wasn't a dream. His room, a proper human room although a little too small, lay peacefully between its four familiar walls pronunciation 


Gurudev Centenary 2023

Sri Swami Sivananda

(1887 - 1963)

Forthcoming Functions


"Sure Ways for Success in Life and God Realisation"

"Sure Ways for Success in…

April 30, 2015

Size: 14.8cm x 20cm Soft Cover: Pages: 320 Pages Donation (SA): R50 Foreign: $15 Sure Ways for Success In ...

"Path of Divine Grace, Volume 2"

"Path of Divine Grace, Vo…

April 30, 2015

Size: 14.5cm x 20.5cm Soft Cover: Pages: 244 Pages Donation (SA): R25 Foreign: $10 The eagerly awaited s...

"Path of Divine Grace, Volume 1"

"Path of Divine Grace, Vo…

April 30, 2015

Size: 14.5cm x 20.5cm Soft Cover: Pages: 244 Pages Donation (SA): R25 Foreign: $10 The first of 4 Volume...

"Practice of Karma Yoga"

"Practice of Karma Yoga…

April 30, 2015

Size: 14.8cm x 21.2cm Soft Cover: 233 pages Donation (SA): R30 Foreign: $12 The nectar-like teachings of...