Amma to Donate Rs. 10 Crores to Kerala Flood Relief

via published on August 16, 2018



KOLLAM (Kerala): With massive rains continuing to bombard Kerala, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) has announced that her organisation will donate Rs. 10 crores to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund.

“Each day we see the rain just keeps coming,” the spiritual leader and humanitarian said of her home state. “Each time it starts up again, we know it is causing more and more destruction. My heart goes out to those families who are losing their homes and dear ones. We want to help them in whatever way we can.”

The flooding, which is the worst in the state since 1927, has caused dozens of landslides, and the death count is rising each day. There has also been untold crop and property destruction. While the worst-hit districts are Idukki and Wayanad, the International Airport in Kochi has also been forced to close several times.

“Nature is so out of balance these days,” Amma said. “We see very clearly how the climate is changing. In the non-rainy season, it often rains very heavily. The summers are getting longer and longer. In some places where it has never snowed before, suddenly snow is falling. Crops are failing. Trees do not bear fruit. We need to proceed carefully with the awareness that each of us has a responsibility to protect Mother Nature. From planting trees and recycling to carpooling, to not using wasteful plastic—each of us must do our part and pray for God’s grace. These days it seems everyone is aware of their rights, but no one is aware of their responsibilities.”

Apart from the Mata Amritanandamayi Math’s monetary donation, physicians and specialists from the Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences & Research Centre (Amrita Hospital) in Kochi as well as the Amrita Kripa Charitable Hospitals in Kollam and Kalpetta have been sent by Amma to flood-ravaged areas.

In areas such as Wayanad and Alappuzha Districts, they have been conducting medical camps and distributing food, clothing and blankets as well as providing medical treatment. Some places are so flooded that the doctors have had to distribute service and medical assistance in boats.

Many of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math flood-relief volunteers are members from AYUDH, the Math’s youth wing, and an AYUDH-volunteer team has opened a collection centre at the Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham’s Amritapuri Campus. The team is encouraging people to donate bottled drinking water and non-perishable food supplies like biscuits, rice, sugar, salt, tea powder and lentils, as well as sleeping items, toiletries and medications. As soon as the rains stop, the volunteers will begin clean-up drives in the affected areas.

The Mata Amritanandamayi Math has been dedicated to disaster-relief since 2001, contributing more than Rs. 475 in disaster relief since. Last year the Amma’s ashram donated Rs. 2 crore to the Kerala State’s Cyclone Ockhi Special Relief Fund.

In India the Mata Amritanandamayi Math has come to the aid of victims of floods in Chennai (2015), Jammu-Kashmir (2014), Uttarakhand (2013), Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh (2009), Bihar (2008), Gujarat (2006), Mumbai (2005). It has also rendered relief-and-rehabilitation in the aftermath of the Nepal Earthquake (2015), Typhoon Yolanda in the Philippines (2013), the Japan Earthquake/Tsunami (2011), the Haiti Earthquake (2010), Cyclone Aila in West Bengal (2009), Hurricane Katrina in USA (2005), the Bhuj earthquake of 2001 and the Indian Ocean Tsunami in 2004.

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  1. Raj Puducode Reply

    August 17, 2018 at 6:24 am

    This is a warning from the God to people of Gods Own Country. They have ignored Gods & temples & running after foreign religions & white skin & this infatuation with anything “foren” have destroyed this sacred land. The situation is worsened by greed & cutting down trees & forests indiscriminately. It all started by the church organized the forest encroachment program under father Vadakkan, the converted low life . There was mass influx of people from Travancore to Idukki forest lands to capture Govt land & made their own with commie Govt looking the other way. These crooks cut the trees & people are paying a heavy price for that. They converted land to coffee & rubber plantations to make big money. In Malappuram & Kundotty the same story with Jihadis taking the lead. The locals & illegals from Middle-East joined the plunder. Gods own country has become a foreign Semitic occupied land under water. Hindu converts also should share the burden of blame.

  2. Raj Puducode Reply

    August 17, 2018 at 6:27 am

    ‘Please be careful when you contribute in cash. Crores of money is pouring in from center, states, major companies, individuals etc. The govt of Kerala & people surrounding them are a very crooked, greedy lot. The poor affected people will not see a single paisa if you dont closely monitor them. The crooked Commie rulers will become richer overnight on the back of suffering & downtrodden poor

  3. Raj Puducode Reply

    August 17, 2018 at 6:31 am

    With massive rains continuing to bombard Kerala, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) has announced that her organisation will donate Rs. 10 crores to the Kerala Chief Minister’s Distress Relief Fund. “Each day we see the rain just keeps coming,” the spiritual leader and humanitarian said of her home state. Each time it starts up again, we know it is causing more and more destruction. My heart goes out to those families who are losing their homes and dear ones. We want to help them in whatever way we can.
    Also, thousands of RSS workers with Seva Bharati workers are working day & night to help the suffering flood affected people of Kerala . Do you see any mention of them in any of the bloody crooked Sickular newspapers? These scums only publish anti-Hindu articles & opinions against Modiji, Swami Ramdev, RSS etc since they refuse to convert from their religion & continue to uphold our eternal Bharatheeya value system.

  4. Raj Puducode Reply

    August 18, 2018 at 3:47 am

    Professor Madhav Gadgil, the environmental scientist, does the name a ring a bell? He was called in, by the social forestry department by the then Kerala commie government to study the impact of deforestation, in western ghats, the illegal quarrying, the illegal occupation of forest lands, sand mining from riverbeds, the filling of paddy lands etc and he cited all these and said that Kerala in the long run will see devastation of unimaginable proportions, landslides will be there in every hilly region, the rivers will flood since there is no sand in its bed and the riversides have illegal constructions etc. This scientist cum professor gave 2000 plus page report and urged the government to take action but he had to leave in disgrace. .All the commies, Jihadis, church followers etc all in unison ridiculed him and called him names and conducted protest marches in all the hilly districts. He had to leave silently and now the state is gasping for air and begging for aid from every possible agency and from their hated PM Modiji. Shame on these ignorant, arrogant political opportunists of Commies, Jihadis and Khangress chamchas. But the state proudly declare that 100% literate with a beedi in the mouth.

  5. Raj Puducode Reply

    August 22, 2018 at 3:28 am

    OVBI together with Art of Living Foundation in India is working to provide the relief and rehab operations. The funds collected will be immediately be used to provide the relief material, medicines and shelters for the affected. The path to recovery can be long and arduous, but we can make a difference by joining the rebuilding efforts.

    So far Art Of Living has donated 60 trucks & containers with over 500 tonnes of relief materials, including food, water, medicines, utilities & clothing, worth Rs. 9.35 Crore for Kerala from their headquarters in Bengaluru, Chennai, Hyderabad, Nagpur, Kolkata and other locations.

  6. Raj Puducode Reply

    August 22, 2018 at 3:29 am

    Church will loosen purse strings only if it senses the possibility of more converts. In 2004 Tsunami incident, when villagers refused to convert to christianity, the so-called volunteers from a US Church left without giving any help. That is the true face of Church and christianity.

  7. Raj Puducode Reply

    August 30, 2018 at 11:14 pm

    CHENNAI:Idol Wing sleuths on Tuesday arrested M Kavitha, Additional Commissioner of the Tamil Nadu Hindu Religious and Charitable Endowment Department (HR&CE) on charges of misappropriation of gold in the two panchaloha idols made for the Ekambaranathar temple in Kancheepuram.

    The two idols, which were supposed to contain 5.75 kg of gold together and whose making was overseen by the then Deputy Commissioner of HRCE, Kavitha, did not contain even a single gram of gold, according to Idol Wing officials.

    In 2015, Tamil Nadu chief sthapathi M Muthaiah advised the HR&CE on making new idols of Ezhavarkuzhali and Somaskandar, pointing out that the idols made in 2009 had not complied with the traditional rules. Permission was granted and orders were laid down that the Somaskandar idol should weigh 50 kg and the Ezhavarkuzhali idol 65 kg, amounting to a net total of 115 kgs. But the order was revised to make the idols weighing 111 kg and 63 kg respectively.
    Investigators said that though the HR & CE officials had collected huge quantum of gold as donation for the idols, it was not used at all and swindled by them.

    The idols were made at Swamimalai near Kumbakonam on the orders of the Hindu Religious and Endowment board in 2015. The temple executive officer invited gold donations for the idols but never kept an account of the accepted gold ornaments, an official involved in the investigations said. After sculpting, both idols were brought to the Kancheepuram temple and installed.

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