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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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May 12, 2019

During the past month, Amrita Hospital has been at the center of a tense drama that has ultimately saved an infant’s life. The baby boy was born in northern Kerala, but within a few days showed severe breathing trouble due to congenital heart disease. Through a combination of emergency services, social media and Kerala’s Health Minister, a complex heart surgery has healed the child’s condition.

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May 8, 2019

VIDEO: Shreya Siddanagowder is established in a new life after she underwent Asia’s first upper-arm-double-hand transplant at Amrita Hospital (AIMS) in Kerala. The difficult surgery took place in 2017 after Shreya lost both her hands in a tragic road accident. Shreya and her parents share how the process has not only healed her body, but also given a deeper perspective on what it means to be alive.

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May 1, 2019

In 2007, the Indian government approached Amma for a way to support high levels of stress in its paramilitary forces. In quick response, Integrated Amrita Meditation Technique (IAM) instructors were sent to troops across India. Seeing a positive response, other forces in the country also requested help, and as of today, hundreds of thousands of paramilitary, army, navy and police officers have learned IAM.

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April 23, 2019

Around the world members of AYUDH, our youth movement, are taking further action to help humanity return to balance with nature. In terms of personal development, it is their wish to connect on a deeper level with the environment. On this year’s Earth Day, the focus was one of the essential elements—to plant trees and gardens.

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April 10, 2019

For volunteers in Montreal, Quebec, feeding the homeless in their city is an urgent priority. Despite Canada’s high gross domestic product (GDP) and universal social services system, 3,000 people live difficult lives in the streets of Montreal. Most of them suffer from issues surrounding mental health, substance abuse, family violence and trauma, and so, they fall between the cracks.

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April 3, 2019

In Kanti, Haryana, village women, AMMACHI Labs and UNESCO are leading a quest to find solutions for sustainable waste management in the context of women’s empowerment. In the multicultural context, their formula includes the Japanese 5S methodology.

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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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