Awards & Honors
Kerala, 2013: Amma receives the first-ever Vishwaretna Puraskar (Gem of the World Award), bestowed by the Hindu Parliament.
Shanghai, 2012: Amma addresses the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in Shanghai. Amma was the only spiritual/religious leader invited to the conference.
New York, 2010: Amma receives an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the State University of New York at Buffalo.
New Delhi, 2009: Amma inaugurates the Vivekananda International Foundation.
Jaipur, 2008: Amma is a keynote speaker at the Summit of the Global Peace Initiative of
Paris, 2007: Amma is awarded the Prix Cinéma Vérité for her humanitarian activities and work for peace at the Cinema Verite Film Festival.
New York, 2006: Amma receives the James Parks Morton Interfaith Award in New York.
Pune, 2006: Amma receives the Philosopher Saint Sri Jnaneswara World Peace Prize.
London, 2005: Amma receives the Mahavir Mahatma Award.
Kochi, 2005: Amma receives Centenary Legendary Award of the Rotary Club International.
Barcelona, 2004: Amma delivers a keynote address at the 2004 Parliament of the World’s
Geneva, 2002: The World Movement for Nonviolence confers upon Amma the Gandhi-King Award for Non-violence at the UN in Geneva.
Geneva, 2002: Amma is the keynote speaker at the Global Peace Initiative of Women Religious & Spiritual Leaders at the UN, Geneva.
USA, 2002: Amma receives Karma Yogi of the Year Award from Yoga Journal.
New York, 2000: Amma is a keynote speaker at the Millennium World Peace Summit, UN
Chicago, 1998: Amma receives the Care & Share International. Humanitarian of the
New York, 1995: Amma addresses the Interfaith Celebrations at the 50th anniversary of the UN.
Chicago, 1993: Amma addresses the Parliament of the World’s Religions’ 100th Anniversary, where is she named President of the Hindu Faith.
USA, 1993: Amma receives the Hindu Renaissance Award from Hinduism Today.