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August 17, 2019

The Mata Amritanandamayi Math will give ₹100,000 to families who have lost a member in monsoon flooding hitting the state again this year. Amma said that her heart goes out to those families who have lost their loved ones and that we all need to reach out to those in need with compassion and service. As well, the Math is running relief camps in flooded areas, an emergency phone line, and an app to connect flood victims with essential services.

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August 15, 2019

VIDEO: Vast organic gardens and nature sanctuaries are now flourishing upon what used to be barren land in Amritapuri. Because the fields were built over swamp filled with sand and red clay, neighbours warned it was unlikely anything could grow. But the perseverance of a few people dedicated to reviving the land has now resulted in these beautiful habitats.

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August 10, 2019

India’s University Grants Commission has named Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham as one of 20 universities in its prestigious “Institutions of Eminence” list. Meanwhile at the end of July, the sixth campus opened just outside Chennai, Tamil Nadu. The location offers students an array of engineering programs and is a Wi-Fi enabled campus that combines human interaction with emerging technological communications.

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August 2, 2019

Hundreds of people gathered to plant more than 100,000 seed balls in the Rajokri and Ghitorni forest areas. According to the World Health Organization, Delhi is one of the most polluted cities in the world. AYUDH, our youth wing, organized the planting drive as a way to take action for the city’s pollution problem, as well as honor World Nature Conservation Day.

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July 29, 2019

Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri gave the keynote address at AYUDH Europe’s 2019 Youth Summit. In his speech, Swamiji emphasized the need for people to be open to “emotional diversity” across its entire spectrum. He explained that all emotions, good and bad, are tools or skills that can be used to elevate ourselves. They are like rungs of a ladder. Use them intelligently and step-by-step you can increase your level of happiness.

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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 finalists 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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