In March 2013 the Executive Committee decided to host a Strategic Planning Conference with the main focus on raising the level of spirituality, education and reaffirming the principles of our Master's legacy and all that He propagated. This initiative came to fruition on 4/5 and 6 October 2013 at the Pennington Beach Resort on the South Coast of Kwa Zulu Natal. We had participation from 18 branch Gurus, head office officials and well wishers who thoroughly enjoyed the conference and the experience. Many decisions were taken with the primary object of improving and taking the Organisation to a higher level. The Spiritual Head His Holiness Sri Swami Sivayogananda and the Youth Representative Thiru Viasen Soobramoney presented challenges that the Sungum faces and resolutions thereof. Saiva Pulavar Kisten Chinnapen and Thiru Thamizh Thillai Kootan Veerabadren addressed delegates on Saiva Sithantham and on our Master His Holiness Sri Siva Subramani Guruswamigal. Swami Vivekananda also demonstrated Yoga techniques and it was encouraging to see mass participation. The Head Office Executive also gave a brief overview as to how the branch gurus and officials coulds assist in overcoming issues that Head Office is faced with on a monthly basis. All in all this conference was a massive success and brought the different committees and organs of the Organisation together.