Relief work in Tamil Nadu & parts of Kerala

as of 29 December 2004

Both in North and South Chennai

Also in Nagapatanam and Pondicherry

Ashram ambulances and medical doctors are regularly doing rounds of worst hit places.

Ashram is supplying food for 4,000 to 5,000 people every day.

Food is donated, cooked and packed by devotees.

Already more than 10 truck loads of clothes contributed by Amma’s devotees have been distributed.

Uncooked rice and other provisions are being supplied regularly.

Ashram is also collecting blankets and cooking utensils to be given in distribution.

A large number of students and staff from Amrita Institutions are involved in the relief work.


Amma has sent a team of three doctors—Dr. Vaidyanathan, Dr. Rajam, Dr. Unnikrishnan and paramedical staff to render medical services. Accompanying them is a team of volunteers who are providing essential services.


24-hour medical centre has been set up with doctors, resources and medicine from AIMS.

Devotees are contributing every thing they can:  rice, tea, clothes, sleeping mats, blankets, sugar etc.

Seriously injured people are being taken to AIMS Medical Hospital in Cochin.

Hundreds of volunteers , including devotees, students and workers at Amrita institutions.


Relief work continues in all the camps.

1010 kgs. of rice, 900 kgs. of uppuma and 860 liters of milk were distributed today.

Many more service organisations are helping the people now, in all the relief camps.

Medical team has reported 17 cases of disentry. It can be the indication of epidemic diseases.

The Ashram doctors are creating more awareness among the people about hygiene.

Ashram cleaning is in full swing

The visitors and ashramites are staying in the relief camps.

Ashram cows move back to their shed. Ram and Lakshmi, the Ashram elephants, are still on the other side of the backwaters.

Amma sews an underskirt along with the brahmacharinis who are sewing underclothes for the women at the camps.