Renowned director and artist Shekhar Kapur focuses on Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Chancellor Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma, in this new documentary, The Science of Compassion, investigating the source of human compassion and creativity. The 50 minute film was shot at her ashram in Kollam over four days, during her 60th birthday celebrations in 2013. It includes an interview with Amma, as well as with Nobel Prize winning scientist Leland Hartwell and many others about her approach to life.
World-renowned film director, actor and producer Shekhar Kapur launched a new documentary about Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Chancellor, Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, Amma, titled, The Science of Compassion. The film was shot at Amritapuri Ashram in September 2013, during Amma’s 60th birthday celebrations.
Looking at the extraordinary humanitarian services provided by Mata Amritananda Mayi, Newyork Varsity has conferred her with an honorary doctorate degree in humane letters. The honour will be bestowed on her at a special convocation. Amma is the first Indian to be conferred with such an honour.
State University of Newyork (SUNY), conferred Mata Amritanandamayi with an honorary doctorate in humane letters for her excellent contribution towards global peace and or to humanity at large. Amma is the second person to receive this honour from the university of 164 years old.
Swami Amrita Swaroopananda Puri accepted the award from the then President of India, Mrs. Pratibha Patil on behalf of Mata Amritanandamayi for the charitable activities undertaken by the MATH.The Pazhassi Raja National Royal Awards are distributed by the Pazhassi Raja Charitable Trust for exceptional contributors to society from all walks of life.