Baba inaugurated the International Seva Conference at Prasanthi Nilayam between 21st to 23rd. Baba lit the lamp at 7.00 am, on 21st morning amidst Vedic chants. The inaugural session commenced with the welcome address by Sri V. Srinivasan, All India President of the Sai Organisation. Prior to Baba’s inaugural Discourse, Sri Kishin Khubchandani, Chairman, Zone 5 of the overseas Sai Organisation addressed the delegates. The Institute students presented a programme based on the teachings of Baba about the concept of Seva and its significance. The team consisted of Sri Rangarajan, Sri Deepak Anand, Sri Amit Ahuja and Sri Srikrishna, all from the Prasanthi Nilayam Campus of the Institute. Dr. M. Sainath, Lecturer of the Institute gave a summary of the deliberations. The devotees from Brazil presented in Poornachandra Auditorium, a musical programme that evening. Songs on the theme of human values were sung by the group. Baba appreciated their programme and went on stage to bless them. On 22nd afternoon, Sri Indulal Shah, Chairman, World Council, addressed the delegates and observed that the Sai Organisation stands out in the field of social service, because the source of inspiration for the organisation was Baba, the Avatar of the Age. Baba then delivered a special Address to the delegates. The Bal Vikas students from Himachal Pradesh presented in the Poornachandra Auditorium, a dance programme entitled “Jit Deko: Ut Sai,” (seeing the universe as the manifestation of Sai), that evening. Baba went on stage and blessed the dancers.
The Valedictory Session of the Conference was held in Sai Kulwant Hall on 23rd afternoon. The proceedings commenced with Baba’s Darshan amidst Vedic chants at 2.20 pm. Sri Indulal Shah addressed the delegates followed by a brief speech of Sri C. Srinivasan, Member, Sri Sathya Sai Central Trust. Baba then delivered His Valedictory Address. The Bal Vikas students from the Sultanate of Oman presented in Poornachandra Auditorium a ballet, depicting the message of Baba to humanity that evening. The ballet was a combination of dance, drama and shadow effects. He went on the stage and posed for photographs with them.