In alignment with India's effort to curb the pandemic COVID-19 Coronavirus outbreak, students and staff from AMMACHI Labs' Skill Development Center, Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) in Meppadi, Kerala, collectively stitched over 1000 face masks from the safety of their homes.
The design follows a recommended pattern advised by health experts. Along with the masks, a small amount of gloves were also made. With the help of AYUDH volunteers, (Awaken Youth; Unite for Dharma), the international youth movement of Mata Amritanandamayi Math), the masks and gloves were distributed to essential service locations such as gas stations and banks.They were also distributed to electrical workers and the police. Health officials and experts around the world are now advising the general public to wear face masks as a way to keep others safe. India, like many other countries, is amidst a 21-day lockdown to flatten the curve.
In November 2018, Ammachi Labs of Amrita Vishwa Vidyappetham was selected by the Government of India to be an implementing agency of the Pradhan Mantri Kaushal Vikas Yojana (PMKVY) – Special Initiative project. Read More