Mata Amritanandamayi Math will conduct a two-day pre-festival intensive cleaning drive at Sabarimala and Pampa on 11th and 12th November, 2017. The Math has been conducting this cleaning drive for past seven years. Some 1,200 volunteers would be deployed at Sabarimala and Pampa for the drive. Disciples of Mata Amritanandamayi, including foreigners, staff and students from Amrita University will participate in the cleaning drive.
At Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, the students had cleaned the Coimbatore town bus stand, mofussil bus stand, the road from Ukkadam to the campus and the Ettimadai village as well. And all this was even before the Central Government launched the Swachh Bharat initiative. This year, again, the university would take up 'cleaning initiative under the Swachh Bharat programme, said Dean S. Mahadevan. The faculty said the students stood to gain the most because they came face to face with another facet of the society and that brought about a transformation in them. "There are two changes that I noticed the most in students - one, they don't litter, and, two, they turn humble by giving respect to conservancy workers," Mr. Mahadevan added.
The two-day cleaning programme at the hill shrine of Lord Ayyappa, being carried out under the auspices of the Mata Amritanandmayi Math, Amritapuri.
Students of Amrita School of Business and Amrita School of Engineering cleaned K.R. Market (Krishna Rajendra Market or City Market) as part of Cleaning Drive to mark 60th Birth Anniversary of Matha along with BBMP officials and Pourakarmikas.
A two-day intensive cleaning drive launched by the Amala Bharatam volunteers of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math at Sabarimala.