When children are made aware, the community will eventually become aware,” says Chancellor Amma.This is the vision behind Amrita Education Centers and the reason why they have become the centre, the heart, of the village
Special events and traditions are celebrated in the village. Along with preserving the local cultural heritage, the purpose of building awareness is also sought.
“Azad Bharat, Saakshar Gaon” (Independent India, Literate Villages) was the theme for 2015 in Amma’s villages on India’s 68th Independence Day. In many villages, the adult literacy program received a shot in the arm as children resolved to teach a family member to read and write.
The festival of Raksha Bandhan was celebrated in many villages with protecting the environment as the theme, with villagers tying protective bands around a tree or plant, vowing to protect it like a brother or sister.
During the harvest festival celebrated throughout India, children everywhere were encouraged to plant a tree sapling. In the year 2016 alone, 200, 000 saplings have been planted to date.