27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations
During the 59th birthday celebrations of Amma, along with the many charitable projects, Amrita Nidhi, free monthly pension program was extended to 3000 more, bringing up the total beneficiaries to 48,000.
K.M. Mani, Minister for Finance, Law & Housing, inaugurated this new phase of Amrita Nidhi pension scheme. Speaking on the occasion, he said, “We all have mothers, but Kerala has only one Amma. Amma is the embodiment of motherly love, sacrifice and service—like a real mother. Therefore, this mother of Kerala has become the mother of the world. To hear the immortal nectar of Amma’s words is an immense good fortune. Amma’s service activities are unparalleled by even the government.”