Amma’s 55th Birthday: Program Schedule

Amma’s 55th Birthday Celebrations

27 September 2008

Program Schedule

4:30 a.m. |Maha-Ganapati Homa by Brahmasri Surya Kaladi Jaya Suryan Bhatathiripad

5:00 a.m. | Sri Lalita Sahasranama Archana for World Peace & Happiness

7:30 a.m. | Satsang by Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri

9:00 a.m. | Amma Arrives on the Dais

9:10 a.m. | Sri Guru Padapuja

9:30 a.m. | Garlanding of Amma by Disciples and Devotees

9:45 a.m. | Amma’s Birthday Address

Public Function

11:00 a.m. | Welcoming Address by Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri

Honouring of Special Guests with Shawl & Bouquet

Awarding of Amrita Keerti Puraskar to Prof. R. Vasudevan Potti

Extension of Vidyamritam

Vidyamritam, a program to provide scholarships to children living below the poverty line, is extended from 30,000 to 100,000 students. 270 new beneficiaries will receive the first instalment of the scholarships from Amma and the honoured guests.

Speeches By Dignitaries

Release of Postal Cancellation & First-Day Cover

Release of Srimad Bhagavad-Gita: Gitamritam

Compilations of Gita satsangs by Swami Kaivalayananda at Amritapuri to brahmacharis

Release of 25 books commemorating the 25th Anniversary of Matruvani,

Marking the advent of one-year of celebrations.

Release of Matruvani Birthday Supplement

Bihar Flood Relief Fund
Students from Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and Amrita Vidyalayam present to Amma money raised     for Ashram’s Bihar Relief-and-Rehabilitation Project.

Conduction of Mass Marriages of Impoverished Couples by Amma

All marriage dress, ornaments, etc. sponsored by MAM.

12:45 p.m. | Amma’s Darshan starts

Cultural Programs by Students of Amrita Vidyalayam & Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham
||Om Lokah Samasthah Sukhino Bhavantu ||