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Lucky Lucknow

Bharata Yatra 2004 21 March 2004 — Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh Amma arrived in Lucknow just before dawn this morning, marking the beginning of the final phase of Bharata Yatra 2004: three one-night programs in the cities of Lucknow, Varanasi and Durgapur and then two in Calcutta. This part of India is so rich with history. […]

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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 […]

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Housing colony in Rameswaram

10 January 2003, Rameswaram Amma’s programme at this legendary island off the eastern coast of India is being held at Her newly constructed housing colony here. Part of Amma’s Amrita Kuteeram project, keys to 108 new homes, were given to homeless families this evening in a special ceremony. Sri Vidya Sagar Rao, The Honourable Minister […]

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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. […]

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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 […]

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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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Amrita Kuteeram and Amrita Nidhi in Bangalore

Inauguration of Amrita Kuteeram and Amrita Nidhi Projects March 7, 2001 Today Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi was given a public reception at the Central College Grounds, Bangalore. Sri A. Krishnappa, the Minister for Animal Husbandry and Sugar in Karnataka, welcomed Amma on behalf of the Government of Karnataka and spoke about the various social service […]

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How blind people smile

20 January 2001, Chennai During the Chennai Brahmasthanam Festival keys were distributed to recipients of Amrita Kuteeram, Mother’s house-building project for the homeless. The Union Minister for Rural Development, Sri Venkaiah Naidu, handed over the keys in the presence of Amma. Speaking on the occasion, he said: “I am not a spiritual man. I am […]

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Amma, the Love that Transforms: Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Inauguration of Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences in 1998 Inaugural speech of Hon’ble Prime Minister of India Sri Atal Bihari Vajpayee on the occasion Her Holiness Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, His Excellency the Governor of Kerala Justice Sukhdev Singh Kang and other distinguished guests on the dais, sisters and brothers, Keralathile priyapetta sahodarisahodaranmare, ningalkente sneham niranja koopu […]