(26 Sep '08)
Amma’s 55th Birthday Celebrations
27 September 2008
4:30 a.m. |Maha-Ganapati Homa by Brahmasri Surya Kaladi Jaya Suryan Bhatathiripad
5:00 a.m. | Sri Lalita Sahasranama Archana for World Peace & Happiness
7:30 a.m. | Satsang by Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri
9:00 a.m. | Amma Arrives on the Dais
9:10 a.m. | Sri Guru Padapuja
9:30 a.m. | Garlanding of Amma by Disciples and Devotees
9:45 a.m. | Amma’s Birthday Address
11:00 a.m. | Welcoming Address by Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri
Honouring of Special Guests with Shawl & Bouquet
Awarding of Amrita Keerti Puraskar to Prof. R. Vasudevan Potti
Extension of Vidyamritam
Vidyamritam, a program to provide scholarships to children living below the poverty line, is extended from 30,000 to 100,000 students. 270 new beneficiaries will receive the first instalment of the scholarships from Amma and the honoured guests.
Speeches By Dignitaries
Release of Postal Cancellation & First-Day Cover
Release of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita: Gitamritam
Compilations of Gita satsangs by Swami Kaivalayananda at Amritapuri to brahmacharis
Release of 25 books commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Matruvani,
Marking the advent of one-year of celebrations.
Release of Matruvani Birthday Supplement
Bihar Flood Relief Fund
Students from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and Amrita Vidyalayam present to Amma money raised for Ashram’s Bihar Relief-and-Rehabilitation Project.
Conduction of Mass Marriages of Impoverished Couples by Amma
All marriage dress, ornaments, etc. sponsored by MAM.
12:45 p.m. | Amma’s Darshan starts
Cultural Programs by Students of Amrita Vidyalayam & Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
||Om Lokah Samasthah Sukhino Bhavantu ||