archive for March, 2006

Amma in Indore

(11 Mar '06)

11 March, Indore, Madhya Pradesh –Bharata Yatra 2006 Amma’s first-ever programme in Indore was attended by a large number of the city’s politicians, captains of industry and media barons, as well as more than 100,000 people thirsty to experience Amma’s compassion. Dignitaries included Union Minister Kantilal Bhuria, State PWD Minister Kailash Vijayvargiya, City BJP Chief […]

Category : Around Amma | Yatra

Bang a drum for the whole world to hear

(10 Mar '06)

9 March, Bharata Yatra 2006 — Amdavad, Gujarat Not only did the Chief Minister of Gujarat, Sri. Narendra Modi, come to the Amrita Vidyalayam in Amdavad to seek Amma’s audience, he also rode beside Amma to the programme site at Education Society Grounds. There, young men and women dressed in traditional Gujarati clothing were dancing […]

Category : Around Amma | Yatra

A dance for devi, a dance for Krishna: Surat welcomes Amma

(7 Mar '06)

7 March, Surat, Gujarat – Bharata Yatra 2006 When Amma came to Pandit Dindayal Upadhaya Indoor Stadium in Surat, she was greeted by eight young women performing garbhi, Gujarat’s traditional dance for the Divine Mother. The dance was not limited to Amma’s immediate arrival, the women danced alongside Amma as she walked into the stadium. […]

Category : Around Amma | Free Pension | Yatra

The colour of inspiration

(6 Mar '06)

6 March 2006 — Pandagasalai Village, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu For the seventh time since 1998, members of Japan’s International Volunteer University Student Association (IVUSA) are participating in the Amrita Kuteeram house-building project {news}. This year more than 80 such students have traveled to Nagapattinam to help build tsunami-relief housing in the villages of Pandagasalai, […]

Category : Free Housing | Yatra

Activities in Africa

(3 Mar '06)

Kanni Village, Machakos, Kenya Following Amma’s October 2003 trip to Nairobi, a group of devotees there have formed an Amrita Kutumbam [Amrita family] {news} and have started engaging in various selfless-service projects in Amma’s name. For the past year the group has been sponsoring the monthly feeding of 60 orphans at a Salvation Army orphanage […]

Category : Orphanage | Social Service

Amma in Mumbai: A city with many sides

(2 Mar '06)

2 March, Shivaji Park, Mumbai, Maharashtra –Bharata Yatra 2006 “Matching!” Amma said, first pointing at Mayur’s T-shirt and then at his hair—both were golden yellow. A big grin crept across the young man’s face. He then handed Amma a folded-up letter. “Is it about your career, your future aspirations?” Amma asked. The young man’s smile […]

Category : Around Amma | Yatra