21 June 2005, Los Angeles
On behalf of the Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors (of five districts) Ms. Lorie Bell and Ms. Leila Sharma presented the award to Amma during her program at the halls of Hilton Hotel, Los Angeles. The certificate was presented thanking Amma for her outstanding humanitarian contributions, efforts and compassionate love that she has shared and continues to share with the tsunami victims in India & Sri Lanka. Amma’s extraordinary humanitarianism has touched the lives of many, not only in the United States but throughout the world – cited the award.
As Amma entered the hall this evening, Ms. Yolanda King, d/o Martin Luther King Jr.II performed the padapuja. You may recall that Ms. King one of the main speakers at the summit during Amritavarsham50 (news) in Kochi, September 2003.