Category: Community Out Reach

  • Amritakuteeram voices from Ajanta Nagar

    Monday, 1 March 2004 — Pune, Maharashtra Mata Amritanandamayi Math, in connection with the local and central government, is in the process of rehabilitating slum dwellers of Ajanta Nagar. The project involves the construction of 27 blocks of four- and five-story apartment buildings where on top of what used to be a nine-acre slum. Walking…

  • A housing free project for blind and disabled

    Vellanure Village, Chennai M.A.M Chenai started an Amritakuteeram project to build houses for the poor and disabled in Vellanure. Sambandan, an ex-train driver, and volunteer at the Madras Ashram, assists Br.Vinayamrita and gives all his time to co-ordinating the project. He said, “We sifted through 2,000 original applications and after lots of consideration we visited…

  • Ghaziabad Housing Colony

    The housing colony at Ghaziabad in Uttar Pradesh, made up of 161 homes in an enclosed area, is one of Amma’s offerings to the homeless and destitute. Here you can see the entrance to the prayer hall. Other amenities inside the colony include a dispensary and an education centre. A spacious courtyard greets the visitor…

  • They threw flowers

    They threw flowers

    Thursday, 15 January, 2004 Rameshwaram, Tamil Nadu The 108 families living in Amrita Kuteeram, Rameshwaram were very excited. Amma was coming to give a programme just in their neighbourhood. Only a year before they had been living in leaky huts thatched with coconut leaves, but–thanks to Amma–they now had simple but strong houses in an…

  • Housing Colony in Durgapur, West Bengal

    The first time in history that a minister from a communist party shared a stage with Amma in West Bengal

  • Lakshmi’s wedding

    15 December 2002, Amritapuri A long time resident of Amma’s orphanage gets married “I had always been troubled by the fear that being born the child of a beggar woman, I would have to spend my life begging in the streets, or in still worse conditions… “As we slowly moved closer to Amma, my mind…

  • Amritakuteeram free housing scheme expanded

    27 Sep 2002, Amritapuri As an expression of Her infinite compassion, Amma has been providing homes to the homeless and the destitute in Kerala since 1987. Moved by the plight of the homeless all over the country, Amma, later, launched the unique, and massive Amritakuteeram Project in 1996 for building 25000 houses for the homeless.…

  • Out of the Slums in Hyderabad

    Guddimalkapur In 1999, the Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh, Sri Chandra Babu Naidu visited Amma during Her programme in Hyderabad and asked Her if the M.A.M would undertake seva projects in Hyderabad. She readily agreed. The District Collector identified two large housing projects in slum colonies. The largest one was at Guddimalkapur. After a fire…

  • Amma blesses Mysore with homes and healthcare

    14 Feb 2002, Mysore – Bharata yatra 2002 Amma’s darshan programs in Mysore in 2002 began with the implementation of charities and the request for more. Shining as bright as diamonds, Amma greeted Karnataka’s District Minister H. Viswanath with a loving embrace. The full hall of devotees listened on as the minister thanked Amma for…

  • 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…