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July 19, 2019

During Amma’s Chicago programs, US Congressman Raja Krishnamoorthi honored Amma for her humanitarian initiatives and conservation efforts across the globe. He especially emphasized her work to build bridges of love, peace and understanding not only to the people of India, but to all nations.

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July 16, 2019

VIDEO: The goal of AmritaSREE is to assist in empowering women so they can explore and engage in professions other than farming and fishery. This alleviates their families’ dependency on trades often at the mercy of increasingly unpredictable weather patterns. Today, there are more than 11,000 AmritaSREE SHGs with 130,000 plus women participating.

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July 8, 2019

VIDEO: The vision is to teach villagers across India the skills they need to live in communities that are prosperous and self-reliant. With this goal in mind, Amrita SeRVe (Self-Reliant Villages) was launched five years ago at Amma’s 60th birthday celebrations and ushered in sustainable development in village clusters across the country. This is the story of where Amrita SeRVe is at today.

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July 4, 2019

Dorothy Bush Koch is the daughter of the 41st President of the United States, George H Bush, and the sister of the 43rd President, George W Bush. She officially welcomed Amma to Washington, DC at Amma’s program on July 1st. She first heard of Amma with regards to a literacy app developed at Amrita University. Her family’s charity, the Barbara Bush Foundation, awarded Amrita Learning App as one of the winners of its 2018 Adult Literacy XPRIZE Contest.

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June 23, 2019

The purpose is to unite on an international level, reduce India’s carbon footprint, and green the planet overall. Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham joined European Union missions in India alongside more than 15 other Indian organizations to sign the “Green Pledge”.

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June 18, 2019

As one of the poorest communities in all of India, the Musahars endure malnutrition and high maternal and infant mortality rates. Urmila is Amrita SeRVe’s health worker in Ratanpur. Her mission is to turn the tide for the Musahar community there so they can find the way to a dignified life.

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June 6, 2019

VIDEO: A home construction project has meant a new lease on life for former slum dwellers in the city of Pune, Maharashtra in India. The neighborhood of Ajanta Nagar was a sprawling mass of brick walls and tin roofs that crossed over eight acres. In partnership with the state government, 700 families moved into apartments with solid infrastructure and community support.

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May 27, 2019

The worldwide goal of Menstrual Hygiene Day is to break the silence about menstruation, raise awareness of proper care and change the existing negative social norms. This can create a world in which every woman and girl is empowered to manage her menstruation safely, hygienically, and with confidence about who she is. Our Saukhyam Reusable Pads project is helping women across rural India to achieve this.

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May 22, 2019

VIDEO: Renuka and her family live in Washim, Maharashtra. As a teenager in 12th standard, she has to work to support her family’s needs as well as her own education. Her family was already from a poor background, but her responsibilities increased when her father became a cancer patient. She received an education scholarship from Embracing the World so she could make ends meet and pursue her goal to become a music teacher.

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May 16, 2019

Cyclone Fani, which had wind speeds between 175-200 km/hr, made landfall in the state of Odisha, India on May 3rd. The storm hit the village of Janla, which is home to an Amrita- PMKVY Skills Training Center, and the center was severely damaged. Despite the aftermath, the 47 students who study there are determined to both help their communities recover and complete their studies in June as scheduled.

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