.....posts from 'Social Service'


White Canes to the blind youth in Kenya

(18 Oct '14)

On the occasion of Amma’s 61st birthday, Embracing the World and AYUDH Kenya volunteers handed over the first set of  canes to blind youth at Thika school, Kenya. The visually-impaired school has a mixture of students who have varying degree of vision loss, from albino children with photosensitive eyes to completely blind children. Yet, not […]

Category : Social Service

Empowerment through sanitation in Odisha

(12 Oct '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham – Amma’s 61st Birthday Celebrations Public hygiene and improved sanitation for its population is India’s newest priority; in order to achieve this goal, India aims to end open defecation by 2019. Moreover there is a lack of sanitation awareness in these communities that consequently arise in preventable diseases.   To […]

Category : Amrita-SeRVe | Birthday

Empowering women through vocational training

(12 Oct '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham – Amma’s 61st Birthday Celebrations Amma’s initiatives in empowering women have taken an innovative turn with the introduction of technology to deliver vocational education with, more than 2,000 women have been trained in the last year alone through 33 centers in 12 Indian states. During Amritavarsham61, Radha Mohandas Agarwal, Chief […]

Category : Amrita-SeRVe | Birthday

Amrita Nidhi pension for widows and handicapped extended by 30,000 more

(7 Oct '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham – Amma’s 61st Birthday Celebrations The Mata Amritanandamayi Math would like to extend the reach of its Amrita Nidhi pension program, from 69,000 to 99,000–30,000 more pensions.  On this occassion of Amma’s 61st Birthday, certificates of enrollment and first pension checks to 100 of the new beneficiaries were distributed.

Category : Around Amma 2014 | Birthday | Free Pension

Vidyamritam scholarship program extended from 46,000 to 51,000 beneficiaries

(7 Oct '14)

27 Sep 2014, Amritapuri Amritavarsham – Amma’s 61st Birthday Celebrations Mata Amritanandamayi Math extended the reach of its Vidyamritam Scholarships for the underprivileged by another 5,000. Vidyamritam started in 2007 and, through it, 46,000 children are currently receiving scholarships in the form of a monthly stipend until they finish their education. Vidyamritam’s reach was extended […]

Category : Around Amma 2014 | Birthday | Educational Scholarship

Community wedding conducted by Amma

(7 Oct '14)

27 Sep 2014 – Amritavarsham, Amma’s 61st Birthday celebrations Amma conducted marriage of 63 impoverished couples, with MAM providing all marriage clothing, jewellery, feast and other arrangements needed for the marriage for free. For the last so many years Amma has been conducting the mass marriage during her birthday celebrations.   [Show as slideshow]

Category : Mass Marriage

Vastra danam – Giving 1.5 Lakh Saris Away

(7 Oct '14)

27 Sep 2014 – Amritavarsham, Amma’s 61st Birthday celebrations Amma and former Justice Sridevi distributed saris to Amrita Nidhi pensioners and mothers of students enrolled in Vidyamrita Scholarship for the poor program. (Total of 1.5 lakh saris were given away throughout the birthday programs. Representatives of villages will take saris back to their villages)

Category : Social Service
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