6-8 Nov, Milan, Italay – Europe Yatra 2015
A beautiful spring-like weather welcomed Amma for 3 days at Busto Arsizio, the small town located 30 km North of city of Milan, where Amma holds her programs since 2012, when she visits Italy.
The very pleasant sunny and warm weather encouraged devotees and interested people from all the parts of Europe to come to the programs with warm and happy hearts. Large crowds filled the many connected halls at the MalpensaFiere site, and outside.
Welcoming Amma were the Mayor of Busto Arsizio, Gianluigi Farioli, His Excellency Mr Basant K Gupta, the Ambassador of India in Italy, and the very famous Italian singer and composer Maestro Franco Battiato.
In his welcoming speech, Mayor Farioli thanked Amma for her presence and for the contribution in supporting the project ‘Rete Lavoro’to be initiated by the Municipality of Busto Arsizio providing community benefiting jobs for jobless people. Mayor Farioli said: “Busto Arsizio is known for its traditional foggy climate, but when Amma comes, she transforms it into a warm place, filling the hearts of everyone with lots of love. Thank you Amma! You are always welcome here.”
His Excellency Mr Basant K Gupta, who had traveled all the way from Rome with his family said: “Amma is not only a great Mahatma on Earth today, she is in fact the greatest Mahatma to have ever graced our planet!”
Notable presences at the programs were those of film director Anna Agnelli, daughter of Umberto Agnelli, and Tracy Chaplin the grandson of the legendary Charlie Chaplin.
Amma’s visit enjoyed a large media coverage. Rai TV interviewed Amma during darshan. Journalists from the Corriere della Sera also had the opportunity to interview Amma extensively on the last day of the programs. On the evening of the 5th, Brahmachari Shubamrita Chaitanya was hosted at the famous radio station ‘Radio Deejay’by the very popular quirky media personality La Pina, during her daily program ‘Pinocchio’, which runs at the peak evening rush hours. La Pina came for Amma’s darshan on the next day, and was charmed by Amma’s presence and loving energy.
When Amma ended the Devi Bhava at 10.30am on Monday 9th November, the hall was still full of devotees eager to get more and more of Amma’s blessings.