The International Conference on ‘Strengthening Values in Education’ was organised at Prasanthi Nilayam by the Institute of Sathya Sai Education Thailand between 25th and 29th September, 2000. Baba lit the lamps in Sai Kulwant Hall and inaugurated the Conference on 25th at 3.30 pm. The Institute students and the students of Sathya Sai Schools of Zambia, Thailand and Nepal recited Vedic prayers. Dr. Art Ong Jumsai, Director, Institute of Sathya Sai Education, Thailand, welcomed the delegates. Dr. Michael Goldstein President, Sathya Sai Education in Human Values Foundation, gave a brief speech.
Baba then delivered His Inaugural Message. He blessed the delegates with two special Discourses on 26th and 30th in Sai Kulwant Hall. On 26th evening, in the Divine Presence in Poornachandra Auditorium, a unique cultural orchestra group named “Symphony of Unity and Love (SOUL),” gave a presentation. The singers from Singapore, Malaysia, Latin America, France, and U.S.A. presented a music concert on 28th evening in the Divine Presence. The Valedictory Function of the Conference was held in Sai Kulwant Hall, on 29th, at 7.20 am. Dr. Jumsai expressed gratitude to Baba for His Blessings and Guidance. After that, Ms. Himela Bahadur Singh from Canada, Mr. Tom Scoville from U.S.A. and Dr. Roger Packham from Australia, presented the summary of the deliberation of the Conference. Dr. A. Parasuramen of Mauritius read out the Prasanthi Nilayam Declaration. Baba then delivered His Valedictory Address and clarified the questions asked by some of the delegates.