Kollam: In the first official visit to the State, the President of India Ram Nath Kovind will unveil three new charitable initiatives of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math on Oct 8. The new initiatives will be in the areas of supply of clean water to villages, rural sanitation and free healthcare for the poor. The programme will be held at the Amritapuri Ashram of the Math in Kollam at 11 am. “We are incredibly honoured that the President has agreed to grace us with his presence and help us to expand the depth and breadth of Amma’s charitable activities across the country,” said Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri, the vice-chairman of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math.
“Amma says that true service to God is service of the poor and needy, seeing them as God,” he added, “All the charitable initiatives of the Math have been created with this in mind and in direct response to the pressing needs of society.”
The Mata Amritanandamayi Math is focused on helping the poor and needy attain basic needs such as food, shelter, healthcare, education and means of livelihood for over 20 years. It has built 47,000 homes for the homeless throughout India and provided 100 per cent totally free care to more than 41 lakh patients.