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A Holi in Tanur

5 March, Tanur, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2015 Amma drove directly to the Tanur ashram from Kozhikode program. The ashram is situated in an idyllic spot in the countryside where cows are raised. The devotees enthusiastically joined in to serve the prasad with Amma. Amma sang bhajans with them, one of which has a traditional […]

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Community Out Reach

Please come to show us your smile again

This past February, 63 Japanese students from IVUSA returned to the same small village in Chandrapuri, Uttarakhand where they had helped build homes last year as part of flood relief project. This year, the relief efforts extended to building a new school. Since the flood, students have been studying in a small, dark prefabricated hut. […]

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Education

eLiteracy & health awareness for tribal children

3 March, Kozhikode, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2015 During Kozhikode program, Amma distributed Amrita University’s certificates to 17 tribal children from Attapadi for completing the eLiteracy & Health Awareness course. The tablet computers were taken to their doorsteps and classes timed after their working hours. The tutor Aneesh is an alumni of Amma’s Parapally School. […]

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Only our bodies are staying here, our hearts are always with you

2-3 March, Kozhikode, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2015 Hundreds of the Kozhikode devotees were lined up holding brass trays of flowers and puja lamps when the tour group arrived at the ashram at 5:30 in the evening. Amma was not expected to arrive until 7:30 pm. The Kozhikode devotees who were lined up five or […]

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Celebration Nature Care

Vrukshakkani and Vishuthaineettam instead of Vishukkani and Vishukkaineettam

Vishu is a festival specific to Kerala and to Malayalees, and it symbolizes the age-old bond with Nature. The highlights of Vishu are known as Vishukkani and Vishukkaineettam. As part of this year’s upcoming festival of Vishu, Amma has launched two initiatives to help foster love for nature in the hearts of the younger generations, […]

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Amma in Kodungalloor

27-28 Feb, Kodungalloor, Kerala – Bharata Yatra 2015 Amma held the first program of her 2015 North Indian Tour in the ancient town of Kodungalloor. Here the first Bramasthanam Temple was consecrated, as well as the first Amrita Vidyalayam, Amma’s primary and secondary school. The design of the Bramasthanam temple here is unique as it […]

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Sanitation project in Uttarakhand

The inaugural batch of Ammachi Labs “Women’s Empowerment: Sanitation Project in Uttarakhand” has been launched in Nala village just outside of Guptakashi. Rather than building free toilets for a few needy families, we are teaching local women the construction skills to build toilets for their entire community. Using a combination of tablet based education and […]