archive for December, 2006

President Kalam inaugurates Amrita Setu

(20 Dec '06)

20 December 2006 — Amritapuri The President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, came to Amritapuri in order to inaugurate Amrita Setu, the bridge the Ashram has constructed connecting the island of Alappad Panchayat to Vallikkavu. The bridge was constructed with the aim of providing a centralized escape route via which 15,000 people could evacuate […]

Category : Tsunami

Thanks for fulfilling the dream

(19 Dec '06)

19 December 2006, Amritapuri “Nowhere in the world, has another NGO built such a bridge like Amrita Setu. On behalf of the people and the Panchyat Committee of Alappad, we thank the Mata Amritanandamayi Math for this noble gift. When the Tsunami occurred in 2004 there was only a bridge to the south in Panikkarukadavu […]

Category : Other | Tsunami

New bridge, new hopes

(19 Dec '06)

19 December 2006, Amritapuri Long before the towers of Amritapuri were constructed, in fact, as long as one can remember, ferrys have been taking villagers back and forth across the backwaters separating the Alappad island from the Mainland.  The small wooden boats, capable of holding about a score of people, have been operated by a […]

Category : Other | Tsunami

President Kalam to inaugurate Amrita Setu

(13 Dec '06)

13 December 2006 — Amritapuri On the 20th of December, the President of India, His Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, will inaugurate Amrita Setu, the Ashram-constructed bridge connecting Alappad Panchayat with Vallikkavu. Amrita Setu was constructed by the Ashram as part of its extensive tsunami-relief program, wherein Amma dedicated one hundred crores {news} towards relief […]

Category : Tsunami

When Amma is not looking

(5 Dec '06)

5 December 2006 — Amritapuri Question & Answer with Amma Amma’s children throughout the world know the bliss that wells up in their hearts when Amma’s eyes find theirs. Gazing into that infinity of compassion, the mind stops, grows tender as a flower and one is overcome with love. In that love, the conviction of […]

Category : Around Amma | Guru | Satsang

Amma is back home

(3 Dec '06)

3 December 2006, Amritapuri Amma returned to Amritapuri this afternoon at 4:47pm after her two month tour of Europe and the US. Hundreds of eager Ashramites, visitors and students lined the Ashram grounds, hoping to get a glimpse of Amma as her car made its way to her accommodations. Some had not seen Amma in […]

Category : Around Amma | Ashram Life