I had the privilege of finding out about Amma and her humanitarian work earlier this year. I was so inspired by all she does that is has changed the way I view life and my role in it. Thank you Amma for all you do!!!!
Humanitarian and charitable activities of the Mata Amritanandamayi Math have addressed every aspect of societal crisis across the globe. The impact of timely service rendered by the Math during major catastrophes, such as the Tsunami in 2004, Gujarat earthquake of 2001, hurricane Katrina of 2005, to name a few have been very profound. Personally, it has touched me to see that scriptural teachings have come to life in the works of the Math. People in need have been able to rely on the Math without having to deal with beauracracy or delay. The Math's slogan "Tyaganaike Amritatvamanushuhu", meaning only through self-less service can we gain immortality, has been exemplified by the charitable activities of the Math and all its volunteers.
I have had extensive involvement with the M.A. Math over the past 10 years. My experience has been very positive. This is a genuinely excellent organization doing a lot of good for society, having initiated schools, colleges, hospitals, and various other units to care for the poor and helpless, as well as provide vocational training and self-help programs. I am very happy to provide a strong endorsement of the M.A. Math for the InDiya award.
I have yet to come across a more dedicated nonprofit than MA Math. Amma's love and selfless service shines through all the humanitarian projects that MA Math has undertaken/is currently undertaking. All the staff and volunteers of MA need to be commended for their selfless efforts on so many humantarian projects. MA Math relief effors for Tsunami, Katrina, Orphanages has touched me the most. Amma shows by her example that the more you give, the more you get. I am inspired by the work of Amma's organization to do more in my everyday life.
This charity has an epic scope--its massive relief work in India has changed millions of lives, and the entire organization is built on love. They actually relocated over 1600 families from terrible slums into brand new apartment blocks!! This is an organization with absolutely angelic intentions.
Mata Amritanandamayi Math is different from any other organization doing charitable work. First of all what impressed me most is that 100% of any donation goes completely to help the needy. There is no overhead at all!! The second aspect that struck me as different from any others out there is that the 100% donation goes quickly and effeciently to solve the problem of the needy. Thirdly, the humanitarian work has very significant goals and at the same time achievable goals in a very timely manner. Fourth aspect is that there are several humanitarian projects ongoing that will appeal to one and all who goes to help. Last but not at all the least, we as the general public who try to do what little we can through this humanitarian organization see immediate return on our invested time or money in terms of the needy being helped. For me, this experience has been extremely fulfilling that I want to give more and more.
As an observer, the service activities of this organisation is mind blowing to me ! How much relief and solace it can provide to the recipients of the various projects, is beyond any measure. The organisation teaches us, that it is possible to do such philanthrophic activities, if only men had the right conviction and the heart to help. The activities are truely beyond comprehension and complimentation !