This is a true incident, which is a divine
miracle in itself, that we at Fort Samiti experienced a few days
During the regular Sunday visit to St. George's hospital, on 11th
June 2006, the Fort Samiti sevadals came upon a boy, of about 5
years old, who was admitted in the children's ward, for convulsions
and was registered in the hospital as an 'unknown' case. He was
found at the Railway platform and was admitted by the local police.
The Seva dals provided for the child's medication and after the
child was treated, he was to be taken to the 'remand' home, which is
a Juvenile prison by itself.
In order to save the child from being taken to the remand home, the
seva dals asked the little child for his name and address such that
he could be dropped off to his house. However being just 5 years,
the child gave answers in bits and parts. By his talk it was evident
that he was from interior Maharashtra. He divulged his name as
"Ganesh Bamare" and that he hails from "ShriRampur" but obviously
could not spell out his correct address. He did inform that his
house is in AshokNagar and that there is a printing press near his
Based on this limited information, the seva dals checked out with
the Police authorities and were informed that there are about 7
Shrirampur villages within Maharashtra but it got easy for them,
when Ganesh told them that there is a big Shirdi Baba temple near
his village (Shirdi). He could inform this to the seva dals, when he
was shown Shirdi Babas's photo.
After which the seva dals contacted the Seniors within their Fort
Samiti and also consulted the other volunteers within our Sai
Organisation. As advised by Shri Anup Saxsena, the seva dals
contacted Shri Mukesh Patel and it so happened that based on the
networking of the Sai volunteers spread across various towns and
villages within Maharashtra, they could find a lead to the address
blurted by little Ganesh. And, his parents were contacted by one of
the Sai devotee within ShriRampur !! The volunteers there had made
posters of details of the missing boy and stuck them around the
village. This is how Ganesh's father could be made aware of his
missing son's details.. The father of the child, who had never been
to Mumbai before, was given the address in Mumbai and the money to
travel by the Sai volunteers in Shrirampur.
Ganesh's father arrived on 17th June at the hospital and the child
literally sprang from his bed into his father's arms. The child had
been missing from his home since 9th May 2006. His father had
arrived with the requisite proof of identity, based on which ,the
child was handed over to him.
After getting the requisite treatment at the hospital, and after
having made arrangements for the child to be treated every six
months, within Shrirampur itself, by the Sevadals, the father and
son left from the hospital, happily, back home on 20th June 2006.
It is indeed very sad to note that the child had been running away
from his home due to utter poverty and has done so in many instances
in the past.
However the seva dals have given them packets of Vibhuti and Baba's
photos to insulate them in future from their worries.
It is indeed a great miracle to see Sai at work, the energy that our
dear Sai pumped into every volunteer and the network of the Sai
volunteers, truly facilitated a lost child to find his home.. It is
truly the instance of "if you take one step towards me, I take ten
towards you" which has come true. !!
The photos of Ganesh and his father are attached...
JAI SAI RAM..