.....posts from '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

Ashram Tsunami documentary wins award

(29 Oct '06)

29th October 2006 — Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA The Mata Amritanandamayi Math’s documentary “Pray & Serve: Amma’s Response to the Tsunami” won the Filmmaker’s Award at the prestigious Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in Arkansas, USA. The film was screened on 28th October and the award was presented the following night. This Hot Springs Documentary […]

Category : Other | Tsunami

NGO and UN have something to learn from Amma

(22 Sep '06)

Interview with Olara A. Otunnu, Former UN Under-Secretary General 22 September 2006-Amritapuri Olara A. Otunnu recently paid a visit to Amritapuri. In 2005, Mr. Otunnu completed his eight-year term as UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children in Armed Conflict. In this capacity, Mr. Otunnu was a moral voice and advocate on […]

Category : Tsunami

Amrita Setu – bridge seva

(17 Sep '06)

17 September 2006 — Amritapuri For a long time there was “sand seva.” Then, later it was “brick seva.” Now it is “bridge seva.” Towards the end of darshan on the 16th, Amma asked all the ashramites to come in the morning and help mix the concrete and pour the girders for the deck of […]

Category : Social Service | Tsunami

Tsunami baby is born

(13 Sep '06)

12:16 pm, 13 September 2006 — AIMS Hospital, Cochin, Kerala Today at 12:16 pm, a special baby girl was born at AIMS Hospital in Cochin. The baby’s mother, Priya, was one of six women from Alappad Panchayat who had undergone fallopian-tube-recanalisation surgery under the sponsorship of Mata Amritanandamayi Math. Priya Puthenparambil from Azhikkal, had previously […]

Category : Health Care | Tsunami

Foundation stone laid for 100 tsunami-relief houses

(10 Sep '06)

10 September 2006 — Bamboo Flat, South Andaman, Andaman Islands The Ashram laid the first foundation stone for the 100 tsunami-relief houses it has committed to build in Bamboo Flat, South Andaman. Sri Dharam Pal IAS, the Commissioner-cum-Secretary for Relief & Rehabilitation in Nicobar-Andaman, laid the stone as part of a brief function. It is […]

Category : Free Housing | Tsunami