13 January 2005 — Srayikkad, Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala
“Amma is a beacon light of compassion. Mata Amritanandamayi Math is a source of love. And the 100 crores Amma has given is the greatest help for the government. Not only in Kerala, but throughout India, Amma’s help is flowing. This is a holy deed.” Thus spoke Shri. K.M. Mani, the Honorable Minister of Revenue of Kerala, today when he cut the ribbon to the temporary shelters constructed by the Ashram in Srayikkad today.
The shelters are now housing 250 families until their houses can be rebuilt by the Ashram. The shelters comprise a total of five buildings located on five acres of land owned by the Math. Toilets, bathrooms and a kitchen for the individual use of the families are provided. And water and electricity are available 24 hours a day.
Swami Amritaswarupananda gave the welcoming speech.