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Events and Conferences 

Sri Sathya Sai Award for Human Excellence is being instituted by the Trust ever since the year 2016 to honour and celebrate individuals who lead a life of service and sacrifice to serve mankind in various fields of social relevance. The awards are conferred upon individuals who traverse on a path beyond their call of duty in seven categories of social relevance such as; Education, Health, Environment, Woman and Child Welfare, Unity of Religions, Music and Fine Arts, and Sports. The panel of distinguished jury are - Mr Sunil Gavaskar, Dr Ajay Mathur, Mr Ravi Singh, Prof J S Rajput, Dr Gururaj Karajagi, Dr J Shashidhara Prasad, Ms Gulshaa Begum, Dr Padma Subrahmanyam, Pandit Shiv Kumar Sharma, Mr Samuel K Samuel, Swami Nikhileswarananda, Dr Sajeeda Begum, Ms Gayathri B Kalia, Dr Anitha Suxena, Ms Donna L Goodman, Swami Mitrananda, Ustad Amjad Ali Khan and Dr B C Harinath. They deliberate and choose the awardees from around the world every year, based on a selected theme. The themes for the last four years have been: 2016 - Men and Women Achievers; 2017 – Women Achievers; 2018 – Young Achievers; 2019 – Unsung Heroes of India; 2021 – Celebrating the COVID Warriors of India. Exposure of the youth to different aspects of contributing to the society in a beneficial way, based on their passion and interest, inspiring them and creating awareness about different social concerns, and the need for youth to step up is the primary goal of organising this very important event every single year.

World Youth Meets and Education Conferences are also conducted by the Trust to inspire youth, teachers and educators to transform their lives into one of purpose. 

Bharath Sangeeta Sammelan was held on 17 & 18 November 2021 to deliberate on the healing effects of music and to approach music as an art beyond entertainment. Music Legends such as – Padma Vibhushan Awardee Dr Umayalpuram K Sivaraman, Padma Vibhushan Awardee Pandit Chhannulal Mishra, Padma Bhushan Awardee Sri Vikku Vinayakram, Ganakalabhushana Vidwan Dr R K Padmanabha, Padma Shri Awardee Dr Yella Venkateshwara Rao, Pandit Ronu Majumdar; and 19 other renowned musicians were present at the event to share their wisdom and inspire the younger generation to approach music as a means to promote individual and societal upliftment. World Youth Meet was held on 19 & 20 November 2021 on the theme, ‘The Pandemic Lessons – Within and Without,’ to conduct an open forum for youth from across the globe to share their experiences, challenges, and learnings during the pandemic. International Conference on the Future of Medical Education was held on 21 and 22 November 2021 to discuss ‘Post-Pandemic Reforms in Medical Education.’ About 20 International experts deliberated on the post-pandemic educational reforms needed for making medical education more affordable, accessible, and integrated for providing compassionate, comprehensive, and culturally sensitive healthcare to underserved populations across developing and developed nations.

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Global Health Conference

08 and 09 December 2023 – India’s First Free Private Rural Medical College, Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research organised a Global Health Conference on the theme – Augmenting Synergies for Universal Healthcare, co-hosted by AIIMS New Delhi, at Sathya Sai Grama. This global health conference created a dynamic platform for cross-industry collaboration and fostered dialogue between key contributors of the healthcare sector from pharmaceutical industry leaders, regulators, and researchers, to hospital administrators and medical professionals, healthcare technology innovators, Government officials and policy makers, insurance companies, academicians, and medical students. Dr Mansukh Mandaviya, Minister of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India acknowledged and appreciated the efforts of India’s First Free Private Rural Medical College – Sri Madhusudan Sai Institute of Medical Sciences and Research and its allied healthcare institutions to improve capacity building, accessibility and affordability of healthcare services for all.

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India Start-up Festival (ISF)

10-12 August 2023 – The second edition of the India Start-up Festival (ISF) with the theme – ‘Innovation at the Bottom of the Pyramid in Rural Innovations and Entrepreneurship’ reimagined the startup revolution by empowering entrepreneurs and fostering a robust startup ecosystem that will enable them to reach their full potential.

1-2 October 2022 – The first edition of the India Start-up Festival (ISF) was hosted at Sathya Sai Grama, Muddenahalli, Karnataka. The festival witnessed the conglomeration of the largest network of masterminds from the ‘start-up ecosystem’ of India to redefine the future of the start-up revolution in India. About 75+ investors, industry experts, venture capitalists, mentors, speakers, new-age start-ups, entrepreneurs, and CEOs of Fortune 500 companies from across India participated in the Festival.

One Rupee App

One Rupee App, a brainchild of Sadguru Sri Madhusudan Sai was launched on iOS and Android platforms making it available to every citizen of India. A rupee a day, shared for the betterment of society, is the new digital way of living a life of compassion and charity. What is better, with the One Rupee App, every rupee can be customised to serve the needy through free education, nutrition, healthcare and much more

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UNGCNI Conclave

04 August 2023 – A national conclave on the adoption of ethical practices and strengthening governance in the healthcare ecosystem was organised by UN Global Compact Network India and Prashanthi Balamandira Trust on the theme – ‘Promoting Good Governance, Transparency, and Ethical Practices in the Healthcare Ecosystem.’ 

The conclave discussed:

  • Practices of good governance, transparency and accountability

  • Ethical practices to be adopted by hospitals, doctors, pharma companies, and other members of the healthcare sector 

  • Importance of stakeholders’ engagement in addressing healthcare challenges and corruption

  • Innovative approaches to ensure good governance

  • Role of compliance as an anti-corruption measure

  • Curbing graft by extending support to organisations that adopts responsible business practices

  • Grave impact that unclean businesses have on the company, common people, and all the stakeholders associated

  • Forging multi-stakeholder partnerships to tackle and solve the perennial sustainable development goal problems


Global Education Conference

30 June and 01 July 2023‘Educating the heart’ – Global educators, academicians, teachers, professors, and policy makers from the world over united for the second edition of the Global Education Conference to deliberate on the ways to implement a global system of education that shall educate the heart of the younger generation. This Conference developed a roadmap for the future of education systems globally, under the categories of K12 Education, Higher Education, Medical Education, with a special session on Mental Health Education.

24 to 26 May 2019 – The first edition of Global Education Conference with the theme ‘Values Based Education for a Better World’, gathered educationists from around the world. A global framework for implementing values-based education was developed during the Conference. 

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Leadership Conclave

04 July 2023 – A Leadership Conclave on the theme, ‘Nurturing a Values-based Leadership Approach’ discussed the four topics – To Be, To Do, To See, To Tell across four sessions. These sessions examined different aspects of creating and institutionalising a values-based leadership behaviour in different areas of human endeavour. Leaders from several walks of human activity – Education, Business, Government, Society, Religion, shared their rich experience and ideated on the process of creating, developing and nurturing a model for values-based leadership.

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Sri Sathya Sai Award for Human Excellence


Sri Sathya Sai Award for Human Excellence is held in the month of November every year, to commemorate the birthday of Sri Sathya Sai Baba which falls on the 23 November. The Award honours individuals who have served mankind in various fields such as – Education, Health, Environment, Woman and Child Welfare, Unity of Religions, Music and Fine Arts, and Yoga and Sports. The themes for the Award are as follows:

2016 – Men and Women Achievers
2017 – Women Achievers
2018 – Young Achievers
2019 – Unsung Heroes of India
2021 – Celebrating the COVID Warriors of India
2022 – Celebrating Shakti – Women of Excellence
2023 – Rural Upliftment – Women of Excellence

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Bharath Sangeeta Sammelan


22 November 2022 – ‘Music as a unifying force’ was the theme of the conference and focussed on spurring out innovative solutions and unique ways to make it palatable to the current and next generation.

17-18 November 2021 – ‘Healing effects of Indian Classical Music’ and ‘Generating interest and appreciation towards Indian classical music in the hearts of younger generation’, were deliberated on. 

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03 and 04 January 2023 – International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research, Sri Lanka

The Eastern University, Sri Lanka organised a two-day ‘International Conference on Multidisciplinary Research’ conjointly with the Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence, India. 

The theme of the Conference was ‘One World One Family.’ Promoting multidisciplinary research with an intention to embrace all into the possibility of a happy, healthy and sustainable life was the objective of the conference.


Global Conference on Uniting Religions through Spiritual Wisdom


23-24 July 2022 – This Conference brought together a confluence of spiritual masters, philosophers, theologians, and motivational speakers from different spheres of religious practices and studies, to present a refreshing approach to religion, so as to secure its anchor in the unity of its abundant spiritual wisdom.

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Global Conference on Vedic Ideas for a Better Society

20-21 July 2022 – A ‘Global Conference on Vedic Ideas for a Better Society’ was organised by the Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence (SSSUHE) in conjunction with Vedic Vigyan Kendra of Banaras Hindu University, Maharishi European Research University (MERU), Netherlands, with the support of the Ministry of AYUSH. The two-day Conference assembled a panel of experts and academicians in the field of vedic sciences and research to discover those vedic thoughts that have gone unnoticed, and relating to the contemporary needs of the society.

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International Conference on Post-Pandemic Reforms in Medical Education for Accessible and Affordable Rural Healthcare

17-18 July 2022 – This two-day conference brought together leading medical education experts from India and other countries to share their ideas and programmes, build on conclusions from the 2021 conference, and lead the way to national and international reforms in format, curriculum, structure, funding, evaluation, and access to quality medical education.

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National Conference on Making Higher Education Accessible and Available

14-15 July 2022 – The National Conference on Making Higher Education Accessible and Available delved deep into how higher education can be made accessible and available to everyone, while also incorporating human values into the system of university education.

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13 July 2022 – Inauguration of Sri Adi Shankara Vendanta Shodha Kendra

Sri Adi Shankara Vendanta Shodha Kendra will be established as the Institute for Vedantic Studies and Research for promoting the study and research of the advaitic philosophy of Sri Adi Shankara and disseminating it to all, with the sole aim of uniting the whole of mankind in the subtle, simple and sublime truth of oneness. This shall also serve as the governing body of the Sri Sathya Sai Loka Seva Veda Gurukulam, which is currently conferring veda śikṣaṇa in the traditional gurukula system.

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Seven-Day International Workshop – Various Dimensions of Vedic Sciences

11-18 February 2022 – A seven-day workshop was jointly organised by five universities in India viz. Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence, Vaidik Vigyan Kendra – Banaras Hindu University, Kashi Hindu University, Shiksha Sanskriti Utthan Nyas, New Delhi; and Maharishi European Research University, Netherlands. Sparsh Himalaya was the media partner who played a very important role of making the content available to interested individuals in the society.

International Conference on the Future of Medical Education

21-22 November 2021 – A two-day International Conference on the Future of Medical Education was hosted by the Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence in conjunction with medical experts from Stanford University School of Medicine in California, USA.

Web Conference on ‘Vedas for World Peace’

16 September 2021 – A web conference on ‘Vedas for World Peace’ was jointly presented by three Universities that share the soul of ancient Indian wisdom, with ideologies that suit the modern world – Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence, Banaras Hindu University, and Maharishi International University. The purpose of the Conference was to deliberate and reiterate the scientific, philosophical, and spiritual wisdom of the vedas; and thereby have thinkers from all walks of social relevance to think, speak, and act the wisdom of the vedas, in order to promote the greater good of all.

Two-day National Conference on ‘Chaumāsa’


27-28 July 2021 – Bharat Adhyayan Kendra (BAK) - Banaras Hindu University (BHU) and the Sri Sathya Sai University for Human Excellence (SSSUHE) had jointly hosted a two-day conference on ‘caturmāsa’ to commemorate the tradition of celebrating the four months of the year (according to Hindu calendar) which have a great spiritual and cultural significance in Indian tradition.
The entire two-day conference was divided into seven sessions with topics such as – Spirituality, Tradition of Rishis and caturmāsa, Indian Literature, Folk Culture and caturmāsa, Celebrating the Sound of Nature and caturmāsa, Agricultural Tradition, Ayurveda, Astrology, Eating Habits in caturmāsa, and Performing Arts and Literature in caturmāsa.

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