archive for July, 2005

Amrita has a major role to play in transforming our society

(6 Jul '05)

President of India launches Amrita ISRO satellite network of village resource centers 6 July 2005, Ettimadai, Coimbatore. In a packed colourful function attended by over 4000 people plus hundreds of people at 9 centers, the President of India, His Excellency, Bharat Ratna, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam launched the Amrita ISRO (Indian Space Research Organization) joint […]

Category : Education | Health Care | Village Resource

Science needs direction from spirituality

(6 Jul '05)

Amma’s message send from Dallas, USA for the launch of Amrita-ISRO VRC network launch. Amma bows down to everyone, who are the embodiments of pure Love and the Supreme Self. Amma is pleased to learn that the inauguration of the AMRITA ISRO Village Resource Center is being conducted in the esteemed presence of the Honourable […]

Category : Education | Messages of Amma | Village Resource

Amrita ISRO – VRC centers

(6 Jul '05)

The centers below are connected via satellite network at present. The President of India APJ Abdul Kalam will lauch this on 6th july 2005. (News) Tsunami effected areas: Srayikkad: Srayikkad in Alappad Panchayat of Kollam district: Tsunami affected costal place in Kerala where 142 people lost their lives. Located in the rural settings, at a […]

Category : Disaster Relief | Education | Health Care | Tsunami

Amrita joins hands with ISRO for rural development

(6 Jul '05)

6 July, 2005 at AMRITA University Campus in Coimbatore Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, a multi-campus, multi-disciplinary University is collaborating with ISRO, India’s foremost agency for space technology and research, to launch the AMRITA-ISRO VRC Satellite Network, (centers that connect) a comprehensive Satellite-based Rural Transformation Initiative ISRO’s vision of the VRC (Village Resource Center) initiative is to […]

Category : Education | Health Care | Tsunami | Village Resource

Boats given to fishermen of Tamil Nadu

(3 Jul '05)

3 July 2005 — Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu The Honourable Union Finance Minister, Sri. P. Chidambaram, handed more than of 210 brand-new FRP boats, outboard engines and fishing nets to the fishermen of Nagore, Pattinacherry. The beneficiaries include fishermen from Samanthampettai, Tharangambadi, Nambiar Nagar as well as from Nagore-Pattinacherry. The Ashram has already distributed nearly 150 […]

Category : Tsunami

President of India to launch AMRITA-ISRO VRC Network

(3 Jul '05)

3 July 2005, Coimbatore. The President of India, His Excellency, Bharat Ratna, Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam would launch, “AMRITA- ISRO Village Resource Center (VRC)” an innovative project for rural transformation to be jointly carried by Amrita and Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) on 6th July 2005 at 9.00 AM at the Coimbatore Campus of Amrita […]

Category : Announcements | Education | Village Resource

New boats to the tsunami victims

(1 Jul '05)

As a part of the tsunami rehabilitation project, 25 newly constructed boats were distributed to villagers in the Kollam and Alappuzha Districts who had lost theirs in the tsunami. Each boat cost 1.25 lakh to build, and came equipped with a 9.9 Yamah outboard engine (costing 70,000 Rs.), 110 kg of fishing net (worth 37,000 […]

Category : Tsunami