Mahaveer Puraskar to Amma

published on October 29, 2008

Amma receives award for her vegetarian lifestyle

LONDON: Mata Amritanandamayi, popularly known as Amma, has been conferred with an award here in recognition of her vegetarian lifestyle.

Amma, known for her powers to heal people with a warm hug, received the Mahaveer Award instituted by ‘The Young Indian Vegetarians’ society at Alexandra Palace.

After receiving the award from Ramesh Mehta, an NRI businessman from Kenya, Amma said “Lord Mahaveer was the supreme teacher as he preached compassion and non-violence.”

After the award presentation Amma also sang devotional songs.

Previous recipients of the award included Lord Swraj Paul, NRI industrialist and British Ambassador for Overseas Business, Swami Ramdev, yoga specialist Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, Sadhguru Jaggi Vasudev and Dada Vaswani.

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