archive for January, 2005

People move into the temporary shelters

(15 Jan '05)

15 January 2005 — Srayikkad, Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala A storeroom, medical clinic, police-aid post and information office are now functioning at the Ashram’s temporary shelters in Srayikkad. The Ashram has provided the children living there with footballs and other toys. 200 families have moved in to the shelters thus far, and more are […]

Category : Tsunami

Throughout India, Amma’s help is flowing

(13 Jan '05)

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.” […]

Category : Around Amma | Tsunami

Ashram gives 10 million rupees to tsunami victims

(12 Jan '05)

12 January 2005 — Amritapuri As part of Amma’s pledge to provide 100 crores in tsunami-relief aid to Southern India, the Ashram began dispersing financial aid to the residents of Alappad Panchayat today. Six of the 13 wards of Alappad were called to the Ashram this morning—each family receiving Rs. 1,000. This money is given […]

Category : Free Pension | Tsunami

Psychological counselling to tsunami victims

(12 Jan '05)

12 January 2005 — Amritapuri Ashram doctors have been making regular rounds of tsunami relief camps since the day after the disaster. Their immediate assessment was that the villager’s greatest problems were psychological—chiefly, anxiety and depression. Anxiety and depression can be symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder. PTSD is a debilitating condition that can follow any […]

Category : Health Care | Tsunami

Ashram doctor works with Tsunami kids

(10 Jan '05)

10 January 2005 — Amritapuri Dr. Asha from Stanford University, USA, a pediatrician currently helping to develop the cancer and pediatrics centres at AIMS Hospital, writes of her experiences helping children traumatised by the tsunami. “Amma, sometimes I am having bad dreams” came the voice of a l0-year-old who had witnessed several of his relatives […]

Category : Tsunami

Temporary shelters are ready

(10 Jan '05)

10th January 2005 The temporary shelters built by the Ashram are now finished and have running water and electricity provided through an Ashram generator. These shelters are 2 kilometers away from the Ashram, on the land owned by the ashram. The shelters have 15 toilets and 15 bathrooms. With the help of devotee-volunteers and brahmacharis […]

Category : Free Housing | Tsunami

Amma prays for the dead & the living

(10 Jan '05)

10 January 2005 ,Amritapuri Walking down Beach Road must be much like it is to walk down some scenic path in Sarajevo or Baghdad. On one side, nature glistens with its eternal promise of renewal. On the other, the houses look like they’ve taken mortar fire. It’s a road of ghosts, of disappointed dreams, of […]

Category : Around Amma | Around Amma 2005 | Tsunami