July became the warmest month in Siberia, Northern Russia, in every sense as little hearts shared love and joy through the Children’s Festival organized by the SSSIO members with the theme – Nature Is Our Best Teacher.

It was an adventure as the children traveled along with teachers and organizers to the Ob Sea, which is also the world’s longest estuary. The festival was planned as a quest where the children learned lessons taught by Mother Nature, the importance of listening to their hearts and seeing God in everything. Swimming in the Ob Sea filled the children with great delight while the creative workshop on painting butterflies united the whole group.

A Sai Olympics event was held, consisting of fun-filled games where adults played with children and also joined them in contests and games. All these activities during the Children’s Festival helped to promote spiritual growth while encouraging teamwork and unity.