Awards & Honors

Amma.org: Awards and Honors
Amma receives Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from SUNY

New York, July 8th, 2015
Delivers the keynote address at the United Nation’s first Academic Impact conference on technology and sustainable development.

Los Angeles, June 14th, 2015 
Honoured with a Golden Goody Award (Oscar for Social Good) for her Worldwide Humanitarian Charities.

Vatican, December 5th, 2014
With Pope Francis, Participates in Interfaith Declaration to End Modern Slavery organized by Global Freedom Network at the Vatican.

Amritapuri Ashram, September 4th, 2014
Balagokulam, an organization promoting Hindu cultural education since the 1970s, bestowed its 18th annual Krishna Janmashtami Award upon Amma on 4th September 2014 at Amritapuri Ashram.

Huffington, 2014
Chosen as one among the 50 most powerful women religious leaders by The Huffington Post.

Kochi, April 26th, 2014
Bestowed with the Kavithilakam Pandit Karuppan Award at Kochi, India.

Michigan, 2013
Awarded proclamation on behalf of the State of Michigan, U.S.A., to Amma commemorating Amma’s 60th birthday, the official proclamation describes Amma as a true citizen of the world and recognizes Amma’s charitable works worldwide.

Thiruvananthapuram, April 2013
Awarded first Vishwaretna Purskar (Gem of the World Award) by Hindu Parliament on April 23rd, 2013 at Thiruvananthapuram, India.

New Delhi, January 11th, 2013
Inaugurated the Swami Vivekananda Sarda Shati Samaroh, the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi, India on 11th January, 2013.

London, 2012
Amma featured in the Watkins’ list of the top 100 most spiritually influential living people in the world.

Shanghai, 2012
Amma addresses the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in Shanghai. Amma was the only spiritual/religious leader invited to the conference.

New York, 2010
Amma receives an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

New Delhi, 2009
Amma inaugurates the Vivekananda International Foundation.

Jaipur, 2008:
Amma is a keynote speaker at the Summit of the Global Peace Initiative of
Women.

Paris, 2007
Amma is awarded the Prix Cinéma Vérité for her humanitarian activities and work for peace at the Cinema Verite Film Festival.

New York, 2006
Amma receives the James Parks Morton Interfaith Award in New York.

Pune, 2006
Amma receives the Philosopher Saint Sri Jnaneswara World Peace Prize.

London, 2005
Amma receives the Mahavir Mahatma Award.

Kochi, 2005
Amma receives Centenary Legendary Award of the Rotary Club International.

Barcelona, 2004
Amma delivers a keynote address at the 2004 Parliament of the World’s
Religions.

Geneva, 2002
The World Movement for Nonviolence confers upon Amma the Gandhi-King Award for Non-violence at the UN in Geneva.

Geneva, 2002
Amma is the keynote speaker at the Global Peace Initiative of Women Religious & Spiritual Leaders at the UN, Geneva.

USA, 2002
Amma receives Karma Yogi of the Year Award from Yoga Journal.

New York, 2000
Amma is a keynote speaker at the Millennium World Peace Summit, UN
General Assembly.

Chicago, 1998
Amma receives the Care & Share International. Humanitarian of the
Year Award.

New York, 1995
Amma addresses the Interfaith Celebrations at the 50th anniversary of the UN.

Chicago, 1993 
Amma addresses the Parliament of the World’s Religions’ 100th Anniversary, where is she named President of the Hindu Faith.

USA, 1993
Amma receives the Hindu Renaissance Award from Hinduism Today.