Amma’s Awards and Accolades

Amma with Jane Goodall at the United Nations

New York, USA, 28 September 2015
Fashion4Development “Medal of Honor” (New York, 2015)

Paris, France, 21 July 2015
Amma was invited for the daylong function by the Special Envoy for the Protection of the Planet in the Summit of Conscience for the Climate in Paris, organized by French President Francois Hollande.

New York, USA, 8 July 2015
Delivers the keynote address at the United Nation’s first Academic Impact conference on technology and sustainable development.

Los Angeles, USA, 14 June 2015
Honoured with a Golden Goody Award (Oscar for Social Good) for her Worldwide Humanitarian Charities.

Vatican, Rome, 5 December 2014
With Pope Francis, Participates in Interfaith Declaration to End Modern Slavery organized by Global Freedom Network at the Vatican.

Amritapuri Ashram, India, 4 September 2014
Balagokulam, an organization promoting Hindu cultural education since the 1970s, bestowed its 18th annual Krishna Janmashtami Award upon Amma at Amritapuri Ashram.

The Huffington Post, New York, USA, 8 March 2014
Chosen as one among the 50 most powerful women religious leaders by The Huffington Post.

Kochi, India, 26 April 2014
Bestowed with the Kavithilakam Pandit Karuppan Award at Kochi.

Michigan, USA, 27 September 2013
Awarded proclamation on behalf of the State of Michigan to Amma commemorating Amma’s 60th birthday, the official proclamation describes Amma as a true citizen of the world and recognizes Amma’s charitable works worldwide.

Thiruvananthapuram, India, 23 April 2013
Awarded first Vishwaretna Purskar (Gem of the World Award) by Hindu Parliament at Thiruvananthapuram.

New Delhi, India, 11 January 2013
Inaugurated the Swami Vivekananda Sarda Shati Samaroh, the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi.

Watkins’, London, England, February 2012
Amma featured in the Watkins’ list of the top 100 most spiritually influential living people in the world.
The February 2012 issue (Number 29) of Watkins Mind Body Spirit quarterly magazine ranks the world’s top 100 most spiritually influential living people.

Shanghai, China, 29-30 November 2012
Delivers speech “Coexistence & Engagement Between Cultures” at the United Nations Alliance of Civilization in Shanghai. Amma was the only spiritual/religious leader invited to the conference.

New York, USA, 25 May 2010
The State University of New York awards Amma an honorary doctorate in humane letters at its Buffalo campus.

New Delhi, India, 1 December 2009
Amma inaugurates the Vivekananda International Foundation.

Kozhikode, India, 14 February 2009
Amma was presented with Junior Chamber International’s highest honor, the ‘Shanti Swaroop’ peace award by Vallabh Das, Chairman of the Junior Chamber International Peace Award Foundation at Kozhikode.

London, England, 27 October 2008
Amma receives the Mahavir Mahatma Award.

Jaipur, India, 7 March 2008
Amma is a keynote speaker at the Summit of the Global Peace Initiative of Women.

Paris, France, 12 October 2007
Amma is awarded the Prix Cinéma Vérité for her humanitarian activities and work for peace at the Cinema Verite Film Festival.

New York, USA, 2 May 2006
Amma receives the James Parks Morton Interfaith Award in New York.

Pune, India, 31 January 2006
Amma receives the Philosopher Saint Sri Jnaneswara World Peace Prize.

Los Angeles, USA, 21 June 2005
Los Angeles County presents award to 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.

Kochi, India, 23 February 2005
Amma receives Centenary Legendary Award of the Rotary Club International.

Barcelona, Spain, 13 July 2004
Amma delivers a keynote address at the 2004 Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Geneva, Switzerland, 7 October 2002
The World Movement for Nonviolence confers upon Amma the Gandhi-King Award for Non-violence at the UN in Geneva.

Geneva, Switzerland, 7 October 2002
Amma is the keynote speaker at the Global Peace Initiative of Women Religious & Spiritual Leaders at the UN, Geneva.

New York, USA, 29 August 2000
Amma is a keynote speaker at the Millennium World Peace Summit, UN General Assembly.

Chicago, USA, 1998
Amma receives the Care & Share International Humanitarian of the Year Award.

New York, USA, 21 October 1995
Amma addresses the Interfaith Celebrations at the 50th anniversary of the UN.

Chicago, USA, 3 September 1993
Amma addresses the Parliament of the World’s Religions’ 100th Anniversary, where is she named President of the Hindu Faith.

Chicago, USA, 3 September 1993
Amma receives the “Hindu of the year award – Hindu Renaissance Award” from Hinduism Today.

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