27 Sep 2013, Amritapuri – Amritavarsham60 Celebrations
Maharashtra Governor, His Excellency K Shankara Narayanan, delivered a wonderful speech detailing the uniqueness of Amma, and her contributions to the world. “Beloved Amma, who loves this vast world, transcending caste and religion. We are all born in this world; because of we have our mothers. But, the people of this whole world, only have One Mother—Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. Our Amma.”
Talking about the magnitude of humanitarian activities taken up by Amma, he said: “as I sat here, I was trying to calculate all those activities, all those deeds that Amma has done for the betterment of this world.
For those suffering from ailments, poverty, homelessness, illiteracy – she has distributed more than 1000 crores of rupees! I was the finance minster in this state. It is not easy for a State Government to distribute so much money.”
She has distributed more than 1000 crores of rupees! I was the finance minster in this state. It is not easy for a State Government to distribute so much money.
He talked about how today’s world has the rich becoming richer, and the mentality of giving, selflessly, needs to be cultivated among all citizens. ‘What is the point of people living with millions and billions in their hands, if they themselves cannot even have a cup of tea with sugar in it! ‘O Brahma, why are they given such a life?’ I have thought many times. Money has to come, but it also has to be given.’
He praised Amma’s efforts and the activities that she has undertaken to improve the lives of every single person. He stressed that the event Amritavarsham 60 as an international conference, a unification of cultures and a representation of love and unity – all that Amma stands for. He concluded his short speech with the following words: ‘We only have one human being like this in our world. One Amma. That Amma may be able to continue doing such amazing deeds, and that Brahma grants her a long life to keep doing this forever.’