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Thousands attend Amrita SREE meets at Kasargod & Kannur

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AmritaSREE units in the district were provided with working capital, food items and clothing during the event

Key Points

  • The Amrita SREE program, initiated by MAM (Mata Amritanandamayi Math), aims to empower women and has been running for several years. It operates through self-help groups (SHGs) and has impacted the lives of thousands of women, with over a 100,000 beneficiaries in the state.
  • Eminent personalities, including government officials and actors, have praised the humanitarian efforts of Amma and MAM in building a better society through women’s empowerment. They highlighted the significance of Amrita SREE’s activities in uplifting women and the society at large.
  • Annual Amrita SREE meets were conducted at Kannur and Kasaragod, where working capital and incentives were provided to AmritaSREE units. The program has transformed lives and is recognized for its impact on women’s self-sufficiency and resilience.

During the annual Amrita SREE meets conducted at Kannur and Kasaragod, eminent personalities from all walks of life praised the efforts of Mata Amritanandamayi Math in building a better society through women empowerment.

While speaking at the event held at Kannur Police ground, Sri. Ramachandran Katannappally, Minister for Ports, Museum and Archeology, Government of Kerala observed that the entire society should learn from the humanitarian activities imitated by Amma and the Math.

The event that marked the conclusion of the state wide Amrita SREE meets and the inauguration of district level meet at Kannur. Sri. Ramachandran said that the state is proud of Amrita SREE as an enterprise aimed towards uplifting the status of women.

Thousands of women listen to talks

Speaking at lengths about the innumerable activities undertaken by the Math over the years, P.K. Srimati, honorable Member of Parliament from Kannur observed that Amrita SREE is a live testimony of Amma’s all-encompassing love.

By conducting humanitarian operations across the planet in such scales impossible by any other organization, Mata Amritanandamayi Devi has grown into a blissful tree of benevolence, she added.

People’s politics or religious beliefs are of no concern to Amma as her religion is embracing the world with love, said Actor Salim Kumar. A word of blessing was delivered by Swami Amritakripanandapuri, Head of the Kannur Math.

C.K. Padmanabhan, BJP national working committee member, Satheesan Pacheni, Congress district president, P.P. Divakaran, Director, KTDC, Brahmachari Abhedamrita Chaitanya, Head of Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Thalasseri and Shylamma, of Mata Amritanandamayi Math, Vatakara were present at the event. AmritaSREE units in the district were provided with working capital of ₹30,000 (US each and other incentives at the event.

Free clothes are distributed

At Kasaragod, Sri. Nalin Kumar Kateel, honorable MP from Dakshina Kannada has inaugurated the annual district-level Amrit aSREE meet at Thalippatappu grounds. During his address, he has emphasized the impact of women empowerment across every strata of the society and lauded the massive rescue and rehabilitation efforts undertook by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math during the devastating floods of 2018.

The role played by Amrita SREE in empowering women to survive difficult times was especially mentioned by Swami Amritakripananda Puri, Head of the Kannur Math, while delivering the word of blessing. The 458 AmritaSREE self-help groups in the district were presented with new cloths and working capital at the event and the speakers included N. A. Nellikkunnu MLA, Major Ravi, Raveesha Thantri Kundar, Ramesh Prajith, AmritaSREE chief coordinator R. Ranganathan and district coordinator Ms. Jayasree.

The Amrita SREE programme, conceived as a unique initiative to empower women to be self-sufficient, was able to transform thousands of lives over the years and the large attendance of women at the district level meets bear testimony to this. Presently, Amrita SREE has more than a Lakh women beneficiaries in the state.

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