Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi, Minister for Human Resources of India

We are fortunate enough to live in a century when a divine personality like Amma is moving about in the globe. Divinity is manifested in the person of Amma. The Indian concept of Jagadamba [Mother of the world]—this is what Amma embodies.
While the governments lag behind in providing these facilities, Amma has worked wonders. Amma’s service to the entire humanity is fast-expanding, and it is wholehearted and selfless. She expects nothing in return. Divinity Herself has come to help humanity.

– Dr. Murali Manohar Joshi

Honourable Minister for Human Resources of India
during Amritavarsham50, Cochin, Kerala, 26 September 2003