BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi addressed the 60th birthday celebrations of spiritual leader and humanitarian Mata Amritanandamayi Devi.
"I have come here for this function to seek the blessings of Amma and not as a political leader" - Modi.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi said that humanitarian projects taken up by the Mata Amritanandamayi Mutt and other ashrams offered hope at a time when the world and the country were being hit by terrorism and violence. He was speaking at celebrations in connection with the Mata’s 60th birthday, at Vallikkavu in Kollam.
A young woman from a poor family in Kerala, who battled great odds to become India`s `hugging saint`, is turning 60, and the event is set to draw a sea of devotees and VIPs, including Narendra Modi, the Bharatiya Janata Party`s prime ministerial candidate. Besides Mr Modi, former president APJ Abdul Kalam as well as a galaxy of educationists, political leaders and professionals will be in Kollam this week to felicitate Mata Amritanandamayi Devi.
Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi has said that he is confident that India will revive its past glory and become a world leader in the near future, given its strong base in spiritual and traditional values. The current situation in the country makes many people feel unhappy. “But I am not depressed. I have full faith in India.’’ He was speaking as chief guest at the 60th birthday celebrations of spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi at her math at Amritapuri, near Kollam.