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Helping Nagapattinam to overcome fear

20 December 2005 — Samanthampettai, Nagore, Nagapattinam District, Tamil Nadu “When difficult circumstances arise in life, there are two ways to respond. We can either run away in fear or kindle the love within and try to overcome,” Amma said. She was talking to the 60,000 people or so who’d come to have her darshan […]

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Amritapuri is the land of compassion, love and beauty

President of India visits Amritapuri 18 December 2005, Amritapuri His Excellency the President of India, Dr. A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, paid a visit to Amritapuri today. In the divine presence of Amma, His Excellency officially handed over 500 tsunami-relief houses constructed by the Ashram to the Honourable Minister of Revenue of Kerala, Sri. K.M. Mani. In […]

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Brick by brick- rebuilding houses for tsunami victims

19 August 2005 — Vellannathuruthu, Alappad Panchayat, Kollam District, Kerala As the morning sun finds its way through the canopy of coconut trees that shade Vellannathuruthu, a group of Amma’s devotees and disciples plods back and forth along one of the seaside village’s dirt pathways carrying loads of bricks—mostly upon their heads. It’s hard work. […]

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Handing over the keys to the next 89 houses

25 June 2005 The Honourable Chief Minister of Kerala, Sri. Oomen Chandy will be handing over the keys to another 89 houses built for people of Arattupuzha Panchayat, Alappuzha District who had lost their homes in the tsunami. The ashram delegates will first present the keys to the Honourable Chief Minister. With this the total […]

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Houses are ready for rehabilitation

30 May 2005 25 houses in the Alappuzha district are ready for habitation. The work on the 125 other houses is about 80 percent over. The ashram is building two types of houses here according to the two plans provided by the government – one for houses close to the sea and one for those […]

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Housing for psychologically challenged

13 May 2005 — Trivandrum, Kerala On the first night of Amma’s Trivandrum Brahmasthanam Festival, Amma handed once again handed over keys to houses. But these keys were given not given to the poor, but to the government. The 10 homes were constructed to serve as much-needed halfway houses for patients of the Mental Hospital […]

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MOU signed: Ashram to build 160 houses in Sri Lanka

3 May 2005 — Colombo, Sri Lanka Mata Amritanandamayi Math signed a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with the Sri Lankan Government on 3rd May at the office of the Minister of Urban Development. According to the agreement, 60 houses will be built in the Sinhalese area of Kaluthurai (Colombo District) and 100 houses will be […]

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Build only 50 houses, says the Govt.

2 Feb 2005, Amritapuri The State Government of Kerala is initially allowing the Ashram to rebuild only 50 houses in Alappad Panchayat. This is in response to the Ashram’s request to rebuild all of the more than 1,000 houses destroyed in the panchayat. The houses must be built to the government’s model, which is stated […]

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Ashram to construct houses in Nagapattanam

9 January 2005 — Nagapattanam, Tamil Nadu As part of its 100 crore tsunami-relief aid package, the Ashram is planning to construct 1000 permanent houses at Pattinacherry, Samanthampettai and other villages in Nagapattanam. The Ashram already had constructed temporary shelters at Samanthampettai, which include provisions for clean drinking water for about 100 families. The Ashram […]

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A roof for the roofless

Monday, September 27, 2004 — Amritapuri Amma’s 51st birthday was a very special day for Kalidasi Paul from West Bengal. Hailing from India’s poorest of the poor, a meal was a daily struggle. Most days, she had to make do with just a handful of puffed rice and lots of water to appease her hunger. […]