Milestones

MAM initiates and extends support

14 July 2010

MAM pledges Rs 50 crores in aid for flood victims in Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka. Within six months 242 completed houses were handed over to the Govt. MAM adds insurance coverage to 1,00,000 members of AmritaSREE. MAM initiates and extends support to keeping the highways clean and building free toilets in schools and public places, beginning with Kerala.

Relief project is implemented

14 July 2009

West Bengal Cyclone Relief project is implemented. Amrita Watoto Boma, a care home for 108 children in Nairobi inaugurated. Vidyamritam scholarship project is expanded to benefit children affected by AIDS in Kenya and India. Institute for Differently Abled (AIDA) children is inaugurated in Kozhikode, Kerala

Bihar Flood Relief Project is implemented

14 July 2008

Bihar Flood Relief Project is implemented. Ashram pledges Rs 2 crores in aid. Supported in Orissa flood relief Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Mangalore – 18 Feb Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Kolkata – 19 Mar

Vidyamritam education stipend project is launched

14 July 2007

Amrita Nilayam Working Women’s Hostel is established in Trissur. Amrita Kripa Hospital, Mysore, is inaugurated. Vidyamritam education stipend project is launched to end suicide among farmers.

Amrita Nidhi pension project expanded

14 July 2006

Amrita Nidhi pension project expands to benefit 1,00,000 including the physically and mentally challenged. Amrita SREE: the Amrita Self-Reliance, Employment and Empowerment Program is inaugurated, providing equal economic opportunity to women.

Disaster Aid Fund

14 July 2005

Disaster Aid Fund of Rs 100 crore, is announced for 2004 Asian Tsunami. Teachers’ Training (B.Ed) College in Mysore is inaugurated. Two Care Homes for the elderly are established in Karnataka. United Nations grants Special Consultative Status to MAM, with its Economic and Social Council. Tsunami Housing Project for 6,200 houses gets underway. Disaster Aid of $1 million US is presented to the Bush-Clinton Katrina Fund, USA. The Indo-USA Inter-University Initiative is established with 25 universities. Earthquake disaster relief is sent to Kashmir/Pakistan border areas Flood relief works in Mumbai. Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Trissur – 10th April

Amrita Research Labs Started

14 July 2004

Amrita Kripa Hospital for tribal people opens in Wayanad, Kerala. Biomedical Research Centre is established at the Amritapuri campus. Amrita Research Labs are set up at three campuses of the Amrita University. Amrita Ayurvedic Medical College, Hospital & Research Centre is inaugurated.

Brahmasthanam Temple installation

14 July 2003

Government confers ‘Deemed-to-be-University’ status on Amrita institutions of higher learning. School of Medicine and Nursing open at AIMS Hospital, Kochi. Schools of Engineering open at the Bangalore and Amritapuri. School of Dentistry is established at AIMS Hospital, Kochi. School of Science & Management is inaugurated at the Mysore. School of Journalism opens at the Coimbatore campus, Tamil Nadu. Amritavarsham50, Amma’s 50th birthday celebration for world peace, is attended by the President, Vice President and Deputy Prime Minister of India, as well as dignitaries from around the world. Amrita Kripa AIDS care home is inaugurated in Thiruvananthapuram. First free wedding ceremonies for poor families are sponsored by MAM. Starts centres for adult vocational training in Kerala and Tamil Nadu. Care Home for the Elderly in Kerala is inaugurated. IAM, Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique® is launched worldwide. Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Bangalore – 12th February Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Kochi – 25th April

Amrita Kuteeram Free Homes Project

14 July 2002

Amrita Kuteeram Free Homes Project completes 25,000 houses and begins second phase to build 1,00,000 more homes. Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Hyderabad – 24th February

Gujarat Earthquake Disaster Relief operation

14 July 2001

Gujarat Earthquake Disaster Relief operation begins; 1,200 homes are built. Tribal Peoples’ Project aimed at the upliftment of poor rural communities is inaugurated in Kerala Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Mananthavady – 28th February

Brahmasthanam Temple installation

14 July 2000

Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Mysore -18th February

Brahmasthanam Temple installation

14 July 1999

Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Palakkad – 20th January Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Thalassery – 22nd April

AIMS Tertiary-Care Hospital at Kochi

14 July 1998

AIMS Tertiary-Care Hospital at Kochi is inaugurated in by the Prime Minister of India. Prime Minister hands over the keys of Amrita Kuteeram’s first 5,000 free houses Care Home for the Elderly, Anbu Illam, opens in Sivakasi, Tamil Nadu. Amrita Nidhi, the free pension project for destitute women and widows, begins in Kerala. Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Mauritius -2nd April

Amrita Kuteeram Project & Schools Started

14 July 1996

Amrita Kuteeram Project to build 25,000 free houses is launched. School of Business opens at the Coimbatore campus, Tamil Nadu. School of Pharmacy, begins at Cochin School of Engineering established in Ettimadai, TN School for the deaf and the dumb starts in Trissur, Kerala

Brahmasthanam Temple installation

14 July 1995

Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Mumbai – 12th February Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Delhi – 3rd March Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Madurai – 5th April

Engineering college starts & hospice in Mumbai

14 July 1994

Engineering college starts in Coimbatore, Tamil Nadu Amrita Kripa Sagar Hospice for terminally ill cancer patients, Mumbai

Brahmasthanam Temple installation

14 July 1993

Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Kozhikode – 18th January

Brahmasthanam Temple installation

14 July 1992

Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Trivandrum – 16th February Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Pune – 15th April

Amrita Institute of Computer Technology

14 July 1990

Amrita Institute of Computer Technology started in Kollam, Kerala One teacher schools in tribal village in Attappadi, Kerala Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Madras 6th May

Starts Industrial training Center & Orphanage

14 July 1989

Acquires and transforms a crumbling and dilapidated orphanage and school in Parippally, Kerala Starts Industrial training Center, a vocational training school, in Kerala

Brahmasthanam Temple installation

14 July 1988

Brahmasthanam Temple installation in Kodungallur 21st April

Started building free houses & First school

14 July 1987

Started building free houses around Ashram First school, Amrita Vidyalayam in Kodungalloor, Kerala

Matruvani monthly spiritual magazine started

14 July 1984

Matruvani monthly spiritual magazine started. (Now available in 16 languages 8 Indian and 8 foreign)

Ashram is registered

14 July 1981

Ashram is registered as Mata Amritanandamayi Math

Amma started accepting disciples

14 July 1978

Amma started accepting disciples to stay at the ashram