National Sai Women’s Retreat - 2024

Theme : Shine with Sai Love 

Date: Saturday March 23rd

Time: 10:00 AM - 12:00PM PDT / 12:00PM - 2:00PM CDT / 1:00 to 3:00 EDT



Guest Speaker: Dr. Shoba Raju

Dr Shobha Raju has been extremely fortunate to be associated with many spiritual masters like Swami Chinmayananda, Swami Dayananda, Swami Vidyaprakashananda and Bhagawan Sri Sathya Sai Baba who reinforced her awakening towards spirituality. Her music has therapeutic value and healing messages that cross the boundaries of nations and cultures. Sister Shobha is a writer, poet, inspiring speaker, and music composer. Sister Shobha Raju’s performances are prayers, to the martyrs of war - Prarthana, prayers for world peace after bomb blasts - Shanthi Sankeertana, prayers for healing the sick - Sankeertanaushadham, prayers for the depressed - Upashamana Sankeertana, Prayers on the streets for the welfare of the city - Mahanagara Sankeertana and she has trained over 20,000 students not only in music but also in human values. Annamacharya Bhavana Vahini ABV, is the brain child of Dr Shobha Raju. It is being shaped up as a music university, offering courses in music combined with yoga, meditation, naturopathy, philosophy and Sanskrit. The university focusses on human values, and offers value based training to the students so that saint singers can be trained who in turn will render services through music for the peace and harmony of the world. She is responsible for the release of postal stamp of Saint AnnaMayya in 2004. She conducts many music competitions to encourage music talent in youth. She directed a tele serial titled Sri Annamayya, for which she contributed, story, script, screen play, dialogues, and music. She is the recipient of many awards including the prestigious Padmashrsee the highest civilian award of India in 2010. She was presented the “Soul of Annamayya “ award by the North American Telugu Association. She serves as a member on many cultural committees including the Indian council of cultural relations, govt of India. 


Guest Speaker: Poorna Malavath



Born to agricultural workers in a remote village in the Nizamabad district, India, Poorna Malavath was the youngest person to scale Mt. Everest in the summer of 2014, at the age of 13 years and 10 months, She completed the seven summits on 5 June 2022. The Seven Summits are the highest mountains on each of the seven traditional continents. Reaching the peak of these summits is considered a significant achievement amongst many mountaineers. The first time Poorna saw Mount Everest, she turned to her coach and said cheerfully, “It’s not that tall. We can climb it in a day.” She was 13 years old! Poorna was listed on the Forbes India list of the self-made women in 2020. Poorna joined the Telangana Social Welfare Residential Educational Institutions Society for her education. Poorna is currently pursuing a postgraduation degree at Osmania University, India, after getting an undergraduate degree from Minnesota State University.