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Disaster Relief

Donation from the President of India

The President of India donates 10 months Salary for Amma’s Charitable activities The President of India Bharata Ratna Shri. Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam contributed Rs 500,000/- towards Mata Amritanandamayi Math’s Charitable activities at Rameswaram. He expressed his desire to donate his ten months salary to Amma’s charities during Her visit to the Rashtrapati Bhavan on […]

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Around Amma 2002 Disaster Relief

Amma blesses the three Villages in Bhuj

Sunday 10 March, 2002 , GujaratIt was a hard time for Gujarat. A year after the devastating earthquake, the region was falling victim to communal riots. Amma was in Mumbai. She was scheduled to leave for the earthquake-struck region of Bhuj, in Western Gujarat, where She was to inaugurate the three villages that the MAM […]

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Disaster Relief

Rebuilding the villages in Gujarat Earthquake

The villages Amma adopted—Modsar, Mokhana and Dagara—were located far away from the highways, about 40 km from the Pakistan border. The Math not only rebuilt 1200 houses, but also schools, community halls, water tanks, medical clinics, and roads, as well as provided electricity and sewage systems. The construction began in August 2001. Rebuilding the villages […]

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Ashram Life Disaster Relief

A week of special prayers

14 Sept 2001, Amritapuri After evening bhajans on Tuesday, Amma was informed of the terrible tragedy in America (9/11 at the World tade center, New York), which had occurred less than two hours before (due to the time difference of nine and a half hours, it was then around 8:00 pm at Amritapuri). She spoke […]

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Disaster Relief Free Housing

Gujarat Earthquake – Rebuilding Communities

The earthquake that struck Gujarat in 2001 claimed the lives of almost 20,000 people. Amma’s response was immediate. AIMS Hospital dispatched a disaster-relief team of a dozen surgeons and two fully equipped ambulances that facilitated expert trauma care in the devastated areas. The doctors performed lifesaving operations in extremely makeshift conditions. One hundred students from […]

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Around Amma Around Amma 2001 Disaster Relief

Special prayers for the victims of Gujarat

7 February 2001, Amritapuri At about 9 p.m. on the 7th of February 2001, special prayers were held in Amritapuri for the victims of the Gujarat earthquake and their families. In Amma’s divine presence, the ashram residents chanted the Holy Mother’s 108 names and the 8th chapter of the Bhagavad Gita. Amma consoles a girl […]

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Disaster Relief

Response to Gujarat Earthquake

January 26th, 2001 India’s Republic Day Amma was giving darshan in Kodungallur, Kerala when one of the worst earthquakes in Indian history hit Bhuj, Gujarat. It measured 6.9 on the Richter Scale. The initial reports were bad—buildings were rubble, entire villages had been razed, and the injured and the dead were uncountable. Amma asked the […]