(2 Jan '05)
2 January 2005
Amma held a meeting with the local village councils from the coastal belt to discuss future steps for rehabilitation.
Food, essentials and medical aid continues to be provided to evacuees at the camps as usual.
Psychiatrists from AIMS have also come to help the medical team as there are many cases of trauma and depression.
Ashram cleaning teams make regular rounds of camp sites.
AYUDH, the Math’s youth wing, is actively participating in the cleaning.
Under the auspices of the Math, many ashramites, devotees and AYUDH members are in the forefront in helping and providing amenities to the tsunami-affected. Their love for Amma takes myriad forms. One devotee donated 58,000 packets of biscuits for the tsunami victims. Others contributed utensils, clothes and other provisions.
A relief camp was set up at Nagapattinam in Pattinasseri, providing food to about 10,000 people daily.
Medical teams are also providing medical aid.
Under instructions from Amma, the volunteers help remove dead bodies and clean the affected places.