Prime Minister Narendra Modi joined in the celebration of Amritavarsham63 by giving a speech via webcast during the occasion.
Here are some excerpts from his talk.
“On this pious and sacred occasion, I offer my deep regards to Amma. I also pray to the Almighty to give long life, and good health to Amma.”
“Three years ago I had the opportunity to visit Amma on her 60th birthday celebrations Though today I am not so lucky as to be able to greet her in person, I am delighted to see her through technology.”
“I am aware of the social and charitable works done by various institutions and programmes run by Amma. She is always keen to help the world’s poor in meeting their five basic needs: food, shelter, health care, education, and livelihood.”
“The work done and the donations given by the Ashram for Water, Sanitation, Education and Health has been commendable.”
“Amma’s initiative in building toilets has been a great help in our Swach Bharat programme. Amma has pledged to contribute 100-crore rupees towards sanitation efforts in Kerala. This pledge includes the construction of 15,000 toilets for the poor. Today, I am informed that throughout the State, Amma’s ashram has already completed construction of 2,000 toilets.”
“One year ago, Amma generously donated 100-crore rupees to the Namami Gange programme.”
“I am also aware of Amma’s helping hands to mitigate the sufferings in the aftermath of natural disasters. It is also heartening to note that the researchers at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham are innovating new approaches to solve some of the world’s most pressing problems.”