The Eighth World Conference of Sri Sathya Sai Organisations was held at Prasanthi Nilayam in the Divine Presence. Baba lit the lamps in Sai Kulwant Hall at 8.10 am and inaugurated the Conference. Nearly 15,000 delegates from over 180 countries participated in the Conference. Sri Indulal Shah, International Advisor, Sri Sathya Sai World Organisation; Sri V. Srinivasan, All India President of the Sai Organisation; Dr. Michael Goldstein, Chairman, Prasanthi Council; and Mr. Leonardo Gutter, Zonal Chairman of the Organisation, Latin America, addressed the delegates. The Sai International Choir consisting of 175 members from 45 countries of the world offered a grand musical tribute to Baba in Sai Kulwant Hall at 4.00 pm.