(7 Mar '01)
Inauguration of Amrita Kuteeram and Amrita Nidhi Projects
March 7, 2001
Today Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi was given a public reception at the Central College Grounds, Bangalore. Sri A. Krishnappa, the Minister for Animal Husbandry and Sugar in Karnataka, welcomed Amma on behalf of the Government of Karnataka and spoke about the various social service schemes of Mata Amritanandamayi Math.
Sri M.V. Venkatappa, the Honorable Speaker of the Legislative Assembly of Karnataka inaugurated the Amrita Kuteeram Project for Bangalore district. He said that Amma has been providing spiritual guidance to society and also helping the needy people through Her various service schemes.
Sri H.C. Srikanthaiah, the Minister for Revenue in Karnataka, said that the government alone could never fulfill the needs and aspirations of the people and that the government fully supports the social service, educational and health service activities of Amma. He was all praise for the way the Amrita Kuteerams are constructed.
He said that the Brahmacharis and the Volunteers are better than the engineers employed by the government because the Brahmacharis and the Volunteers have built the houses with love, a sense of service and a keen sense of moral responsibility. He promised to assist the Mata Amritanandamayi Math to get land in the southern part of the city to construct an Ashram. He launched the Amrita Nidhi Pension Scheme for Karanataka under which the destitute and financially disadvantaged widows will receive monthly pension from the Math.
The Government of Karnataka has given 22.5 Acres of land in Bangalore on which the Mata Amritananandamayi Math is going to construct a Housing Colony, a school and an IT based Engineering college. A crowd of nearly 5000 devotees attended the program, participated in bhajans and had Amma’s darshan.
On this day, Dr. Rajkumar, the veteran Kannada film actor had Amma’s darshan. He was accompanied by his family.After meeting Amma, Dr. Rajkumar said, “I had lost my mother some time back. Now I have found her in AMMA.”