28 March 2001, Delhi
Amma’s Delhi visit
After laying the foundation stone for the Amrita Vidyalayam (school) in Pushp Vihar, New Delhi, the Chief Minister Smt. Sheila Dixit, addressed the huge gathering. She said,”I welcome you, Amma, to Delhi on behalf of all the citizens of the state. We are indeed overwhelmed by your love, your kindness, your compassion and your blessings. The state of Delhi is blessed by the institutions being set up by You here.”
Shri. Laljee Tandon, Minister of Urban Development of Uttar Pradesh, present at the event, received Amma’s blessings. He lauded the great service Amma is rendering to suffering humanity every moment of Her life.
The keys for 160 houses built under the Amritakuteeram project in Ghaziabad district were also handed over to the beneficiaries by Shri. Laljee Tandon, in Amma’s divine presence. The Hon’ble Minister assured all help required by the ashram for the housing projects to be taken up by the ashram in Lucknow, Ayodhya and Varanasi in the near future.
“Amma is doing lot of charitable work for the downtrodden. Whatever is in my power to do I will do to support Amma’s work. Service of mankind is service of god. It is at feet of Amma, that the spark of divinity within us is ignited.
What is needed in today’s world is removal of spiritual illiteracy. Man has attained phenomenal knowledge in the outside world but has lagged behind in the development of the inner-world of man . Morally and socially man is retarded. Scientific advancement cannot solve human problems. If it could have, there would be no suffering for humanity. One has to strike a balance between spirituality and science for inward and outward joy. In my opinion Ammaji’s mission is pointed towards that.
It will be my honour and privilege to support and assist Ammaji in all her projects.”