In early January 2020, SSIO volunteers from five regions in Russia participated in the 5th Annual Zonal Conference and Youth Festival which provided Young Adults an opportunity to experience unity and help realise their inner divinity. The conference, themed “Purity of heart leads to unity in the world”, was dedicated to the study of the life and teachings of Sathya Sai Baba through review of numerous service projects initiated by Him. The evenings were filled with gala concerts, Christmas carols and spiritual songs, and a walk in the forest ending at a Christmas Tree.

The Conference venue was also the site of the Annual Youth Festival, which began with the song “Love is you; Love is me”. Young children shared stories about their experiences with various service projects. The attendees participated in a fun-filled workshop making tasty festival cakes and the event concluded with an entertaining yet thought-provoking game, where the participants expressed their creative potential through dance, song and drama.