Various welfare schemes announced on Amma's 57th birthday celebrations at Amritapuri. Amrita Sree Insurance Scheme for Amrita Sree members numbering over one lakh women. Pension amount given for destitute women and widows as part of the Amrita Nidhi Pension Scheme was increased and distributed it among some new beneficiaries. The number of Vidyamritam Scholarships for poor students was also increased on the day.