In late February 2020, more than 30 people attended the annual meeting of the SSIO of Zone 8 in the Leningrad Region. Representative of each country and region of the SSIO discussed their accomplishments as well as challenges faced. The evening programme included devotional songs, videos of Mahashivaratri festival and a talk by Dr. Narendranath Reddy, Chairman, SSIO. The popular Sai Olympics was organised as part of this meeting, with competitions, fun games, and other activities.