The math also echoed Gandhi's principle of developing villages by launching 101 self-reliant model villages across the country as part of Amma's birthday celebrations. These villages will be developed with stress on nine core areas. The 101-village adoption programme was launched by Union minister for transport Oscar Fernandes and the Rs 50 crore Uttarakhand relief and rehabilitation scheme was launched by Union minister of state for labour Kodikunnil Suresh.