Conference in Volga-Ural Region of Russia
The SSIO of the Volga-Ural region of Russia held a conference themed “Life is the Way to God!” on 24th–25th September 2016, in the Republic of Tatarstan. Attendees included 74 people from 15 Sathya Sai Centres and Groups, who were asked to complete sentences such as, “Life is . . .”; “God is . . .”; “Path is . . ..” The heads of the Sathya Sai Centres and Groups also shared about their experiences over the past year.
Conference in Caucasus Region of Russia
On 8th and 9th October 2016, the SSIO of the Caucasus region of Russia organised a conference in Dagestan, themed “Unity through Love, Love through Unity.” More than 30 members of Sathya Sai Centres and Groups shared their experiences participating in various devotional, educational, and service activities throughout the year, including a pilgrimage to Prasanthi Nilayam. They realised that much is accomplished when everyone works together as a team in unity.
Conference in Urals Region of Russia
From 14th to 16th October 2016, 43 people attended a conference in the Urals region of Russia. During the entire conference, a mottled orange butterfly flitted or sat peacefully in the venue hall, which the group interpreted as a sign of divine grace. The conference ended with a series of concerts, marking the 20th anniversary of one of the Sathya Sai Centres of the Ural region.