Br. Arun Uthayan, Originally from Sri Lanka, belong to a family which has been followers of Swami since the year 1968. His first family pilgrimage to Puttaparthi was in 1969. He got enrolled in the Balvikas program in 1970, when it was launched in Sri Lanka. After graduating from the program in 1979, he joined in the Intermediate education program (Grade-11) at the newly established Sri Sathya Sai College of Arts and Science in Prashanthi Nilayam. Then, he continued with the Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce and accomplished Master’s Degree in Commerce in 1986.
While being a student in Puttaparthi, he had played sitar as a member of the music group, chanted vedha as a member of the Veda Chanting group and the participated in the maintenance team.
After completing studies, he has been very active in Sai Centres in Sri Lanka, Abu Dhabi and now in Canada. His involvement includes various roles such as Balvikas Guru, Study Circle facilitator and president of Sri Sathya Sai Baba Centre of Scarborough. At present, he is functioning as the regional devotional coordinator for the region-2 in Canada. He has also been active in facilitating and participating study circle sessions as a student at the Sri Sathya Sai Hostel, Sri Sathya Sai Centre in Colombo, Sri Lanka, in Abu Dhabi and now at the Scarborough Sai Centre. He working with youth in the Greater Toronto Region in the study of Sai Literature and Bhajan singing and also conducting weekly sessions at home for youth/young adults from various centres in Greater Toronto area.