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March 25, 2019

The honorary degree is from the University of Mysore, the sixth oldest university in India. It honors Amma’s charitable humanitarian work around the world and her teachings about spiritual values. The Vice Chancellor of the University of Mysore, Prof. G. Hemanatha Kumar, officially presented the doctorate in Amritapuri.

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March 20, 2019

VIDEO – In the summer of 2014 extreme drought hit the Indian village of Gudipadi Cheruvu in Andhra Pradesh. Water scarcity meant long treks to taps with heavy loads to carry back.This is a task usually undertaken by women and girls, so often brings long-term body pain issues and missing school. But now, teams from Amrita University have completed a sustainable water system that means safe water supply is closeby.

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March 9, 2019

It was more than a day to celebrate. International Women’s Day 2019 was a moment where many eyes opened to the significant and vast progress our women’s empowerment projects have set astride throughout India. From the slums of Mumbai to remote Indian villages, both women and men are finding ways to restore the balance of power between them.

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March 5, 2019

Twelve training centers will open in remote locations across five states with a purpose to give students aged 18 to 35 access to state-of-the-art skill training in critical, industry-relevant areas. Half of all seats will be reserved for economically and socially disempowered women. The project is a partnership between Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and the Government of India’s Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) Special Project Initiative.

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February 26, 2019

Amrita Learning App is a participant in the Barbara Bush Foundation Adult Literacy XPRIZE, a global competition that challenges teams to develop mobile applications for adult English literacy. The app won the award after a study of low-literate adults in the US showed significant gains in reading skills for all users over the course of 12 months.

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February 20, 2019

The Mata Amritanandamayi Math will give $7,000 US to each family of the more than 40 Indian soldiers killed on February 14th. The terror attack occurred in Pulwama, Jammu & Kashmir as the paramilitary convoy passed by.

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February 16, 2019

More than 20 years ago, Amma handed over a few dried-up seeds to Lola, a longtime Amritapuri resident. The intention was to begin growing plants in a locality that consisted of uninhabitable swamp-land. Today, Amrita Organic Farm is home to hundreds of varieties of plant species, ayurvedic herbs, fruits and flowers in an area that is more than 1.5 acres of land.

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February 12, 2019

Women in Kerala are joining hands to develop recovery and sustainable development after the disastrous floods that hit the state last year. Called “Women in Sustaining the Environment” (WISE), the pilot project is a collaboration between Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham and Tel Aviv University that is funded by the Consulate of Israel to South India (Bengaluru).

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February 6, 2019

Swami Amritaswarupananda attended a gathering in the Arabian Peninsula of more than 700 religious leaders from around the world. The Global Conference of Human Fraternity was a two-day event to nurture brotherhood and tolerance between religions, based on the understanding that all faiths were founded to create peace for humanity.

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January 21, 2019

The women who attended this event are people who face difficult life challenges, including circumstances such as poverty, widowhood and domestic violence. From communities across the Kollam District, they arrived to make a positive change in their lives. Across India, more than 200,000 women are currently participating in our AmritaSREE Self Help Groups initiative.

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