It is the Need of Every Indian that Ganga Remains Clean: Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham Chancellor

In the wake of Chancellor Amma’s 100-crore (US$15 million) donation to Namami Gange, the Indian Government’s Swachh Bharat & Ganga Cleaning Project, Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Chancellor Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi has answered many questions about the donation, the project itself, and her views on the issue surrounding the project. 

Chancellor Amma Donated 100Cr for Swachch Bharat and Namami Gange Projects

Chancellor Amma presented Sri. Arun Jaitley, India’s Hon. Minister of Finance, a cheque for Rs. 100 crore (US$15 million) for the construction of toilets in the poorest villages surrounding the Ganga River, as part of Prime Minister Sri. Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat (Clean India) and Namami Gange (Clean Ganges) projects– efforts to end the life-threatening diseases affecting millions of Indian citizens stemming from contaminated water sources, caused by widespread open defecation. A second Rs. 100 crore (US$15 million) phase of the project is due to be announced later in the month, during Amma’s birthday celebrations.

Chancellor Amma to Donate Rs.100 Crore for Ganga Project

"Ganga is not merely a symbol of religion. It is a symbol of holiness, culture and geography and most importantly it is one of the most powerful instruments of our economy, ” said Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley at Amritapuri, Kerala. He was speaking after receiving a cheque of Rs 100 crore from Mata Amritanandamayi for construction of toilets under the Swacch Bharat program.

Finance Minister Arun Jaitley Lauds Chancellor Amma for Her Selfless Contribution

Lauding Chancellor Amma for her contribution, Union Finance Minister Arun Jaitley said, "It will send a message across the world that those committed to the cause should contribute." He was speaking after receiving a cheque of Rs 100 crore from Mata Amritanandamayi for construction of toilets under the Swacch Bharat program.

Mata Amritanandamayi Donates 100 Crore for 'Namami Gange' Project

Chancellor Amma presented Sri. Arun Jaitley, India’s Hon. Minister of Finance, a cheque for Rs. 100 crore (US$15 million) for the construction of toilets in the poorest villages surrounding the Ganga River, as part of Prime Minister Sri. Narendra Modi’s Swachh Bharat (Clean India) and Namami Gange (Clean Ganges) projects– efforts to end the life-threatening diseases affecting millions of Indian citizens stemming from contaminated water sources, caused by widespread open defecation. A second Rs. 100 crore (US$15 million) phase of the project is due to be announced later in the month, during Amma’s birthday celebrations.