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U.K.’s ‘The Guardian’ questions a Duke of Edinburgh Award

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U.K.’s ‘The Guardian’ questions a Duke of Edinburgh Award

The Guardian newspaper for November 4, 2006 (if not available, click here!),  reports on the Duke of Edinburgh award to Sai Baba Youth UK under the heading “The Indian living god, the paedophilia claims and the Duke of Edinburgh awards”. The recently much publicised In July of 2006, a Sai Organisation local project in London received a certificate for the awards at a Buckingham Palace garden party, the certificate being made out (incorrectly) to ‘Sathya Sai Baba’. A news report appeared on the official International Sai Organisation website exaggerating the significance of this small local award at length, trying to make it seem that Sathya Sai Baba himself was the beneficiary of the Duke of Edinborough’s attention. Why the claimant to the cosmic throne of God Avatar, Creator of the World should need the endorsement of the Queen of England’s husband is beyond the understanding of outsiders, but seems a natural advancement for divinity of his devotees! The official Sathya Sai website had to remove their posting after an intervention by the Awards’ Chief Executive Officer, Mr. Peter Westgarth, who stated “the event had been misrepresented”.Nonetheless, the Sathya Sai officials have sneaked the posting back into its archives, and also got it promoted heavily by one of their aggressively supportive blogsites sathyasaibaba.wordpress.com

View scans of the Guardian article, the top and bottom of the full page spread.

This article has been taken up by several websites, such as: A Holy Furore Rages in Britain” (if not available, click here!), and ‘Cybernoon: “Superstition; A Crutch” (if not available, click here!),
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Written by exbaba

November 16, 2008 at 3:34 pm

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  1. […] 1) Sai Baba’ own announcement that the man who awards the Nobel Peace prize was visiting him! (See extensive coverage of this below here) 2) The failed attempt to sneak a Duke of Edinburgh Award for Sathya Sai Baba – much publicised by his chief propagandist Dr. G. Venkataraman see here. […]


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