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Free marriage for the poor

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations

Amma conducted the weddings for 59 impoverished couples. The couples were given new cloths  and gold ornaments and food for all family members who attended. This was part of the number of charitable activities launched during the 59th birthday celebrations of Amma.

Amma ensures our entrance to heaven

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations

AmritaSREE Suraksha Insurance program

Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan, Honorable Minister for Home Affairs, handed over 21 claims settled according to the Amrita Sree Suraksha Insurance Program. The members of AmritaSree & AmritaSREE LIC Surakha project will receive financial assistance (Rs 40,000 in natural death, RS 85,000 in accidental death, Rs 35,000 in partial disability, Rs 75,000 in permanent disability). This was part of the number of charitable activities launched  during the 59th birthday celebrations of Amma.

 

In his address, Thiruvanchoor Radhakrishnan said, “Apart from providing people security in their daily lives, Amma also ensures our entrance to heaven. Amma tries to bring purity to every field of action. ‘Amma’ is our word for world peace. Society will never forget her selfless service.”

Free monthly pension to 3000 more

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations
During the 59th birthday celebrations of Amma, along with the many charitable projects, AmritaNidhi, free monthly pension program was extended to 3000 more.

K.M. Mani, Minister for Finance, Law & Housing, inaugurated this new phase of Amrita Nidhi pension scheme.  in which the beneficiaries were  from 45,000 to 48,000. He said, “We all have mothers, but Kerala has only one Amma. There is an old saying: ‘Even if one has 10 foster mothers, she is not equal to the real mother.’ Amma has transformed into the embodiment of motherly love, sacrifice and service—like a real mother. Therefore, this mother of Kerala has become the mother of the world. To hear the immortal nectar of Amma’s words is an immense good fortune. Amma’s service activities are unparalleled by even the government.”

MAM to build 500 more houses for the poor

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations

During the 59th birthday celebrations of Amma, along with the many charitable projects, a new phase for AmritaKuteeram, homes-for-the-homeless program, was launched.

K.V. Thomas, Central Minister of Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution, inaugurated the new phase in which MAM will construct another 500 houses.

MAM has already constructed more than 45,000 such homes throughout India.

 

Amrita University launches four research oriented projects

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations

During the 59th birthday celebrations of Amma, along with the many charitable projects, a number of new research-oriented projects of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham were inaugurated.

Wireless Landslide detection

Wireless technologies to alert people living in landslide at-risk areas by sending a sms when the possibility of landslides are high. The project, which has been active in the Sahya Mountain region of Kerala will now be employed in the Himalaya regions. {read more on the project}

Online labs
These online labs have been set up to assist the school children in attaining higher levels of success in the fields of science and technology. With the support of computer technology, these online labs have been installed in 27 schools on an experimental basis. {read more on this project}

Career Lab and English Language Lab
These two labs are designed to refine university students’ interview skills, vocabulary, and general competency in speaking, understanding and comprehending English.  The site includes Role Plays for developing confidence in speaking English, Speech Analysis and Pronunciation Tutor, Flash Card games and exercises to master upper level English vocabulary and a Resume Builder to guide students in creating a powerful resumes.  Labs can be accessed at www.amrita.edu/englishlabs

A new program to help school children study material such as physics, chemistry, biology, maths and environmental sciences via multimedia has been developed by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. These programs will be available in both local languages—totally free of cost. They teach basic lessons in how to protect the environment. This computer program will opens the door of communication between people sitting in any corner of the world. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham has developed this technology, with the aim of helping scientists share and discuss ideas. Amrita will provide this technology free of cost to educational and governmental institutions.

 

 

Cyber security

Amrita University also announced a program to provide cyber security, free of cost.

Inaugurating these projects, V.S. Sivakumar, Minister for Health, Family Welfare & Devaswom, gave a bouquet of acknowledgement to Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham for its virtual classroom program for setting up computers to communicate with students from around the world.”That is why the Central Government has chosen Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s global classrooms” he said. He also used the opportunity to thank Amma for sending the volunteers to clean Sabarimala. “With Amma’s blessings, the last Sabarimala pilgrimage season went very smoothly. Amala Bharatam Campaign workers sent by Amma kept the pilgrimage site very clean.”

Wherever there is sorrow, Amma is there to wipe away the tears

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations

Retired Supreme Court Justice V.R. Krishna Iyer inaugurated the Amrita Vocational Training Centre. Upon doing so, he said, “This [Amritapuri] is a sacred land. It’s not enough to give food and clothing. Everyone also wants justice. Amma is working for that justice. Amma is a symbol of universal brotherhood and is God in human form. This human ocean of compassion represents this immortal power.” He also said that, wherever there is sorrow, Amma is there to wipe away the tears.” This  inauguration was part of the number of charitable activities launched  during the 59th birthday celebrations of Amma.

Vidyamritam extented to 3000 more students

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations
Vidyamritam, free educational scholarships-for-the-poor program was expanded from 37,000 to 40,000 beneficiaries. K.C. Venugopal, Central Minister of State for Power handed over the cheque to the beneficiaries as part of the number of charitable activities launched during the 59th birthday celebrations of Amma.

Amma is unparalleled

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations

Aryadan Mohammed, Minister for Power & Transport, inaugurated an Amrita Sahaya Nidhi program, wherein families who lost a member in the Sivakasi fireworks-factory explosion were given Rs. 100,000, and those who were seriously injured received Rs. 50,000. Tamil Nadu MLAs, Sri. Thangatamil Selven and Sri. R.M. Palani Swami, helped distribute the compensations.  This was part of the number of charitable activities launched  during the 59th birthday celebrations of Amma.

pic: Aryadan Mohammed, Minister for Power & Transport looks on as Amma consoles one of the families who lost a loved one in the recent tragedies in Sivakasi

Aryadan Mohammed then delivered a speech in which he said, “Amma is the only person  in the world who is completely established in spirituality and works for the world. Amma is unparalleled. For Amma is there is no caste, religion or nation. She is a single entity that is worshiped by the entire world. Amma guides us to peace and contentment. This is why Amma is immortal.”

Ramesh Chennithala, MLA and President of the Kerala Pradesh Congress Committee, handed over MAM’s financial compensation to families who lost a member or had a member seriously injured by the Kannur LPG tanker explosion. Families who lost a member received Rs. 100,000. Families who had a member seriously injured received Rs. 50,000. Ramesh Chennithala said, “Amma has given the message of love and tenderness to the world. Amma’s ocean of love is comforting humanity. May this always continue to be so. I pray that Amma will be able to continue her works with strength and overcome all obstacles.”

Amma’s method for service is an example for the entire world

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations
During the 59th birthday celebrations of Amma, along with the many charitable projects, one of the main charity projects was extending the charitable care at Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in Cochin, wherein MAM will provide 200 heart surgeries and 50 kidney transplants for the poor free of cost.

Launching this program, His Excellency the Governor of Chattisgarh, Sekhar Dutt said: “It is the need of the hour to help the helpless. The poor will not be able to bear the high expenses of heart surgery and other medical procedures. The services provided by AIMS Hospital are exemplary in this field. During the past 14 years, AIMS has provided impeccable service to society, earning the trust of the people. Here we can see a group of people who are willing to cheerfully offer service to the needy. Amma’s method for service is an example for the entire world. She not only encourages people but is providing a role model for society in the fields of health, education and disaster relief. In all these areas its services are commendable.

Amma’s service are unparalleled by even the government

27 Sep 2012, Amritapuri – Amma’s 59th Birthday celebrations
During the 59th birthday celebrations of Amma, along with the many charitable projects, Amrita Nidhi, free monthly pension program was extended to 3000 more, bringing up the total beneficiaries to 48,000.

K.M. Mani, Minister for Finance, Law & Housing, inaugurated this new phase of Amrita Nidhi pension scheme. Speaking on the occasion, he said, “We all have mothers, but Kerala has only one Amma. Amma is the embodiment of motherly love, sacrifice and service—like a real mother. Therefore, this mother of Kerala has become the mother of the world. To hear the immortal nectar of Amma’s words is an immense good fortune. Amma’s service activities are unparalleled by even the government.”