BJP’s prime ministerial candidate and Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi, who came to attend the birthday celebrations of Mata Amritanandamayi on the Amritapuri campus at Vallikkavu literally stole the show.
Amritapuri, Kerala: India's "hugging saint", who has hugged more than 32 million people around the world, celebrated her 60th birthday in the company of disciples from around the globe. The celebrations for the charismatic spiritual leader, known as Amma or "mother" to her millions of devotees, have stretched over three days at her ashram complex in Amritapuri, on a stretch of coastline in Kerala.
Anxiety is the worst enemy of modern-day mankind, leading to not just waste of time over pointless thoughts, but adding to a defeatist thought among people, Mata Amritanandamayi has said.
Former President Dr A.P.J. Abdul Kalam has said India must implement a two-layered development programme to bring in rural prosperity that ensures employment potential and holistic socio-economic progress. He was addressing a public meeting on the occasion of the 60th birthday celebrations of Amritanandamayi at Amritapuri.
The three-day celebrations to mark the 60th birthday of spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi which began at Amritapuri near here on Wednesday saw the launch of a slew of social service-oriented programmes and a number of new scientific advancements and prototypes made by Amrita University.