Celebration Schedule

Amma’s 54th Birthday Celebrations

27 September 2007, Amrita Vishwa Vidhya Peetham, Amritapuri Campus

  • 5:00 a.m. Maha-Ganapati Homa by Brahmasri Surya Kaladi Jaya Suryan Bhatathiripad
  • 7:45 a.m.        Satsang by Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri, Vice-Chairman, MAM

Amma arrives on the stage

  • 9:00 a.m.        Sri Guru Padapuja
  • 9:45 a.m.        Amma’s Birthday Address

Special Guests on the occsassion

Former UN Under-Secretary General Sri. Olara Ottunu; Honourable Union Minister of State for Planning of Kerala, Sri. M.V. Rajasekharan; Honourable Minister for Fisheries & Registration of Kerala, Sri. S. Sharma; Honourable Minister for Co-orperations, Coir & Devaswoms of Kerala, G. Sudhakaran; Amrita Keerti Puraskar Winner Sri. Paravur Sreedharan Tantri

Charitable programmes

  • 11:00 a.m.    Inauguration of Vidyamritam By Olara Ottunu, Former UN Under Secretary General Vidyamritam is a program to provide scholarships for 30,000 children of farmers living below the poverty line from Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka.
  • Sri. M.V. Rajasekharan, Honourable Union Minister of State for Planning, to Inauguration of program to provide vocational training and start-up capital to start home-business cooperatives for 5,000 groups of women from impoverished agricultural families in Maharashtra, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh.
  • Awarding of Amrita Keerti Puraskar to Sri. Paravur Sridharan Tantri By Sri. S. Sharma, Honourable Minister for Fisheries & Registration of Kerala
  • Conduction of mass marriages
  • Vastra Danam
  • Distribution of Sewing Machines to Impoverished Women
  • Annadanam
  • 1:00 p.m.        Amma’s Darshan starts

Here is a selection of photos of the birthday preparations: