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Amrita Setu will also go into history

Excerpts from President Kalam’s Address on the Occasion of the Inauguration of Amrita Setu 20 December 2006 – Amritapuri I offer my prostrations to all of you. My great respects and reverence to Amma. Friends, I have come here a number of times. Whenever I come here to Amritapuri, I ask myself what is so […]

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Amrita Setu: Connecting lands connecting hearts

20 December 2006 — Amritapuri Salutations to all of you who are verily the embodiments of love and the Supreme Self. It’s been nearly two years since the tragedy of the tsunami. Amma can still clearly see the tears and hear the cries of those who lost their near and dear ones that terrible day. […]

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President Kalam inaugurates Amrita Setu

20 December 2006 — Amritapuri The President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, came to Amritapuri in order to inaugurate Amrita Setu, the bridge the Ashram has constructed connecting the island of Alappad Panchayat to Vallikkavu. The bridge was constructed with the aim of providing a centralized escape route via which 15,000 people could evacuate […]

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Thanks for fulfilling the dream

19 December 2006, Amritapuri “Nowhere in the world, has another NGO built such a bridge like Amrita Setu. On behalf of the people and the Panchyat Committee of Alappad, we thank the Mata Amritanandamayi Math for this noble gift. When the Tsunami occurred in 2004 there was only a bridge to the south in Panikkarukadavu […]

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New bridge, new hopes

19 December 2006, Amritapuri Long before the towers of Amritapuri were constructed, in fact, as long as one can remember, ferrys have been taking villagers back and forth across the backwaters separating the Alappad island from the Mainland. The small wooden boats, capable of holding about a score of people, have been operated by a number […]

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President Kalam to inaugurate Amrita Setu

13 December 2006 — Amritapuri On the 20th of December, the President of India, His Excellency Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, will inaugurate Amrita Setu, the Ashram-constructed bridge connecting Alappad Panchayat with Vallikkavu. Amrita Setu was constructed by the Ashram as part of its extensive tsunami-relief program, wherein Amma dedicated one hundred crores {news} towards relief […]

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Ashram Tsunami documentary wins award

29th October 2006 — Hot Springs, Arkansas, USA The Mata Amritanandamayi Math’s documentary “Pray & Serve: Amma’s Response to the Tsunami” won the Filmmaker’s Award at the prestigious Hot Springs Documentary Film Festival in Arkansas, USA. The film was screened on 28th October and the award was presented the following night. This Hot Springs Documentary […]

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NGO and UN have something to learn from Amma

Interview with Olara A. Otunnu, Former UN Under-Secretary General 22 September 2006-Amritapuri Olara A. Otunnu recently paid a visit to Amritapuri. In 2005, Mr. Otunnu completed his eight-year term as UN Under-Secretary-General and Special Representative of the Secretary-General for Children in Armed Conflict. In this capacity, Mr. Otunnu was a moral voice and advocate on […]

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Community Out Reach Tsunami

Amrita Setu – bridge seva

17 September 2006 — Amritapuri For a long time there was “sand seva.” Then, later it was “brick seva.” Now it is “bridge seva.” Towards the end of darshan on the 16th, Amma asked all the ashramites to come in the morning and help mix the concrete and pour the girders for the deck of […]

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Health Care Tsunami

Tsunami baby is born

12:16 pm, 13 September 2006 — AIMS Hospital, Cochin, Kerala Today at 12:16 pm, a special baby girl was born at AIMS Hospital in Cochin. The baby’s mother, Priya, was one of six women from Alappad Panchayat who had undergone fallopian-tube-recanalisation surgery under the sponsorship of Mata Amritanandamayi Math. Priya Puthenparambil from Azhikkal, had previously […]