.....posts from 'Tsunami'

Life blooms anew in Tsunami victims

(6 Sep '06)

6 September 2006, Amritapuri Some of the mothers in the villages around Amritapuri who lost children in the 2004 tsunami had previously undergone tubal ligation as a form of permanent contraception. When Amma learned that these women lost their young children and could no longer conceive, and that they were in such despair to the […]

Category : Health Care | Tsunami

284 houses more to Tsunami victims

(27 Aug '06)

27 August 2006 — Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu In the past two days, the Ashram has handed over a  284 houses more to tsunami victims in Nagapattinam, Tamil Nadu–120 in Pandagassaalai (a hamlet in Pattinacherry Village) and 164 in Akarapettai. Swami Ramakrishnananda handed over the keys of the homes to the district collector of Nagapattinam, Tenkasi […]

Category : Free Housing | Tsunami

Sacrifice in Sri Lanka- a tsunami housing update

(27 May '06)

27 May 2006 — Thekkawatta, Kalutara District, Western Province, Sri Lanka For the past seven months, a 16- x 6-foot shack has served as their office, their kitchen, their bathroom and their sleeping quarters. It is from there that they have been managing the construction of the three apartment buildings the Ashram is constructing in […]

Category : Free Housing | Tsunami

Ashram to build 100 homes in Andaman Island

(10 Apr '06)

10 April 2006 — Andaman, Island The Ashram will build 100 houses in Bambooflat, South Andaman, as part of its tsunami relief-and-rehabilitation project. A memorandum of understanding to this effect was signed this week between the Ashram and the Andaman & Nicobar authorities. The expected cost of constructing the houses is Rs. five crores. The […]

Category : Free Housing | Tsunami

Retain mental strength and unity to face disasters

(26 Dec '05)

Amma’s Message on the First Anniversary Observation of the Tsunami Srayikkad, 26 December 2005 Life becomes complete when humankind and Nature move in harmony, hand in hand. When melody and rhythm complement each other, music becomes beautiful and pleasing to the ear. Likewise, when people live in accordance with the laws of nature, the song […]

Category : Messages of Amma | Tsunami

Smriti Deepam: lamps of remembrance

(26 Dec '05)

26 December 2005 — Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala The walk had been made before—16 days shy of a year ago. Then and now, the prayers were the same: May the dead find peace… May those who loved them find peace.,, May the whole world be happy. But although the walk Amma led from Amritapuri […]

Category : Around Amma | Tsunami

Helping Nagapattinam to overcome fear

(20 Dec '05)

20 December 2005 — Samanthampettai, Nagore, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu “When difficult circumstances arise in life, there are two ways to respond. We can either run away in fear or kindle the love within and try to overcome,” Amma said. She was talking to the 60,000 people or so who’d come to have her darshan […]

Category : Disaster Relief | Free Housing | Tsunami