The woman known as “the hugging saint” embraced New York City. Mata Amritanandamayi, or Amma as she is lovingly called by her devotees, brought her message of compassion, service and unconditional love to New Yorkers.
If age is the sole criterion on in evaluating contribution of an institution of higher learning, the Coimbatore campus of Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham does not have much to boast of the best deemed universities in the country during the last 16 years by launching many courses with relevance and quality.
Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, aka Amma the Hugging Saint, kicked off her 25th North American tour with a six-plus hour hug-a-thon in a suburban Seattle hotel ballroom on May 27th, 2011. She also expressed her views on natural calamities and sufferings of innocents.
Amrita Institute of Medical Sciences (AIMS), Kochi, Kerala, launched state -of -art diabetic footwear for persons suffering from diabetic foot problems. The Department of Endocrinology and Podiatric Surgery at AIMS, is the only centre in India where a new type of reconstructive and corrective foot and ankle surgery are being performed in large numbers in high-risk diabetic foot patients under the able guidance of diabetic lower limb and foot and ankle reconstructive surgeon Professor Dr Ajit Kumar Varma.
Matha Amritanandamayi famed as Amma who is well known for her social service and spiritual activities, initiated ‘Clean Mangalore’ campaign as a part of her dream project ‘Amala Bharatam’ in the city.