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Amma pays tribute to heroes of Pulwama terror attack

27 Sep, Amritapuri – AmritaVarsham66 On February 14th one of the deadliest terror attacks befell our nation: a suicide bombing in Pulwama, Jammu-Kashmir, which took the lives of 40 members of the Central Reserve Police Force and left many others severely wounded. When the news of the Pulwama attack reached Amma, Amma immediately said, “It […]

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Flood relief and overflowing compassion – Amritavarsham charitable projects

27 September 2018, Amritapuri   The 65th Birthday Celebrations of Amma were focused on helping Kerala recover from the recent monsoon floods. Both Amma’s annual birthday address {news}, as well as several of the function’s charitable initiatives, were aimed at uplifting victims of the flood, which took the lives of nearly 500 people in August. Following […]

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Kerala Floods: Amrita rescue and relief work

From late July – August 2018, Kerala was hit by devastating floods and landslides, caused by unusually high levels of rainfall. The worst flooding in Kerala in nearly a hundred years, more than 400 people lost their lives and more than a million were displaced. Amma and her children were quick to respond. “Each day […]

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Flood Relief

Flood relief activities in Kerala

MAM volunteers have been active in numerous relief activities related to the recent floods in Kerala caused by continuous heavy rains. The landslide and rains have hit about half the state, with more than 60,000 people rendered homeless. In the past week, a medical team from Amrita Hospital has visited 13 Panchayats in Alappuzha district, […]

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Real-time landslide warning system by Amrita installed in Sikkim

1 Aug 2018, Sikkim Internet of Things (IoT) based real-time landslide warning system has been installed in Sikkim, the first of its kind in the Himalayan region by Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham. Director of the Centre of Wireless Networks and Application of the institute, Maneesha Sudheer explained “It will monitor a densely populated area spanning 150 […]

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Hurricane Reliefs

Food distribution in the island of Puerto Rico devastated by hurricanes

In September 2017, the island of Puerto Rico and many other Caribbean islands were devastated by hurricanes. Vegetation, agriculture and non-cement homes and buildings were destroyed, along with the infrastructure that supported electricity, drinking water, and telecommunications. On March 25th, 2018, humanitarian aid collected at the MA Center in San Ramon went to one of […]

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MAM Gives 2 Crore to CM Relief Fund for Cyclone Ockhi

12 Feb 2018 — Thiruvananthapuram, Kerala: The Mata Amritanandamayi Math has donated Rs 2 crore [$310,800 USD] to Kerala State’s Cyclone Ockhi special relief fund. A cheque for the amount was handed over by Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri, the Vice-Chairman of the MAM to Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan at the CM’s office in the capital.

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Hurricane Reliefs

Helping hand in cyclone Ockhi: One Lakh rupee package for families

Cyclone Ockhi, the most intense tropical Arabian Sea cyclone in years, hit the Kerala coast last week without warning. Heavy rain and strong winds claimed many lives and inflicted widespread property destruction. Many homes were destroyed. Local fishermen off the coast of Kerala’s capital, Thiruvananthapuram, were the worst affected. The bodies of some were found […]

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Hurricane Reliefs

AYUDH helps suffering people from Hurricane Harvey in Houston

Over the past week and a half, volunteers from the Houston chapter of AYUDH have been participating in city-wide efforts to assist those impacted by the devastation of Hurricane Harvey. The hurricane, which has left thousands of people without their homes and destroyed local infrastructure, ravaged the Houston area from August 24th to September 2nd. […]

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Hurricane Reliefs

Amma devotees respond to hurricane Harvey’s devastation

September 5th, 2017 Houston, Texas, USA Hurricane Harvey, one of the costliest and damaging tropical storms in United States history, devastated many lives and rendered millions of people homeless, without access to adequate food, water, and basic resources. Beginning on August 25th, 2017, the hurricane ravaged Houston, Texas and the surrounding areas, leaving destruction in […]