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Around Amma 2005 Tsunami

16 days later- Amma prays for the dead & the living

10 January 2005 — Amritapuri Walking down Beach Road must be much like it is to walk down some scenic path in Sarajevo or Baghdad. On one side, nature glistens with its eternal promise of renewal. On the other, the houses look like they’ve taken mortar fire. It’s a road of ghosts, of disappointed dreams, […]

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Ashram to construct houses in Nagapattanam

9 January 2005 — Nagapattanam, Tamil Nadu As part of its 100 crore tsunami-relief aid package, the Ashram is planning to construct 1000 permanent houses at Pattinacherry, Samanthampettai and other villages in Nagapattanam. The Ashram already had constructed temporary shelters at Samanthampettai, which include provisions for clean drinking water for about 100 families. The Ashram […]

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Ashram to construct houses in Nagapattanam

9 January 2005 — Nagapattanam, Tamil Nadu As part of its 100 crore tsunami-relief aid package, the Ashram is planning to construct 1000 permanent houses at Pattinacherry, Samanthampettai and other villages in Nagapattanam. The Ashram already had constructed temporary shelters at Samanthampettai, which include provisions for clean drinking water for about 100 families. The Ashram […]

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Moving forward fast: Temporary shelters are almost ready

7 January 2005 — Srayikkad, Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala It was just on the third of January that Amma announced Her plans to dedicate 100 crores in aid to tsunami victims. And now, just four days later, the first phase in that plan is well underway—the construction of temporary shelters. More than one crore […]

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Helping fishing villages of Tamil Nadu

6 January 2005 — Tamil Nadu It’s a horrible thing to picture. When the tsunami waves pounded the fishing villages near Chennai, hundreds of wooden boats moored on the shore were sent flying. They struck people, destroyed houses and smashed into cars. Some came down, riding waves as tall as 40 feet. “The people are […]

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From the Piggy bank to Amma

6 January 2005 — Switzerland Sharada is six years old. One morning she came to her mother, carrying all her savings from her piggy bank and quite a good amount that she had received as a Christmas present. She asked her mother to send all the money to Amma’s tsunami relief fund. The same girl […]

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Joy amidst the pain

4 January 2004 — Kayamkulam, Kollam District, Kerala On New Year’s Day, I went with a group of 25 men from Amma’s Ashram to visit two relief camps in Kayamkulam, where many families were staying whose homes had been destroyed by the tsunami. The idea was that we would clean the toilets, so we brought […]

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My children are my strength

4 January 2005, Amritapuri “My children are my strength.” This is what Amma told a group of reporters from Delhi who came to interview Her regarding the 100 crores (news) She has announced to spend on tsunami-relief in South India. The answer came in response to a question regarding how Amma was able to commit […]

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Amma dedicates one billion to rehabilitate tsunami victims

3 January 2005 — Amritapuri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi held a press conference today in which Amma announced that she will dedicate 100 crores [1 billion rupees or approx. $23,364,486 U.S.D.] to rehabilitate and reconstruct homes in South India that were completely destroyed by the tsunami on 26th December. The houses will be built according to […]

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In the tsunami camps

2 January 2005 — Alapphuza District, Kerala Vivek, an ashramite from Japan, was very happy to be part of a team sent to clean a tsunami relief camp in the Alappuzha. There, the Ashram team removed garbage, dug pits for waste and temporary toilets, swept and cleaned patios and toilets. There were many in the […]