From a very young age, Amma would care for the stricken, the poor, the elderly and the sick. Many times her parents beat her for giving away food and family items. Her family was also poor and her father made a living by fishing. Nothing would stop her. This thread of compassion has continued unbroken to this day. Amma says her religion is love.
Compassion is love in action and Amma encourages all of us to follow in her footsteps. Such selfless service also helps us to drop the heaviness, pain and suffering of our own ego. For this reason and for the purpose of uplifting the world and relieving the suffering of humanity, Amma continuously encourages all of us to engage in charitable activities.
Amma’s charities are run by volunteers and Amma’s disciples. There are no paid executives making money.
Meranti Home – Monthly visits
Volunteers from the Society visited the Meranti home at Pelangi Village on a monthly basis to promotethe physical and mental well- being of its residents through participation in group activities.
Blood Donation Drives
From September 2011 to August 2012, the Society facilitated multiple blood donation drives with most of them held at M.A. Centre. During these blood donation drives, a total of 600 units of blood werecollected.
Amrita Bursary – Scholarship for school children
Scholarships are given to deserving school going children which helps them to offset some part of their eduction expenses. For the past few years 100 scholarships are given annually acoss students from different reces and schools.
Sree Narayana Mission – Home for aged and sick
Regular visits are organised by volunteers to Sree Narayana Mission-Home for aged ans sick located at Yishun. Activities include cleaning the premises, rooms, help to feed old residents, organising short bhajans etc.
Serve-a-Meal Project – on every Sundays
Volunteers have been arranging vegetarian lunch/dinners each time to about 75 families at blocks 2, 3 and 4, Marsiling Lane/Road on every Sunday. The food is packed and distributed to a pre-determined group of residents – most of them either elderly who live alone or from low-income families. About 6,200 meals packets have been distributed so far in this area. The Serve-a–Meal project at Taman Jurong block 116 and 117 is organized in association with Bo Tien Temple, 6 Fourth Chin Bee Road. Volunteers from the Society deliver the meals to 40 families. About 4,800 meal packets have been distributeed so far.
Meranti Home visits
Volunteers from Amriteswari Society visits Merati home @ Pelangi village on a monthly basis. Residents of this home are mentally challenged hence our volunteers spent some quality time in befriending with them, teach them simple movements and physical exercises, sing bhajans and songs and distribute lunch or snacks etc. On special occassions such as AMMA’s Birthday or Deepavali, larger scale activities are arranged including cultural performances. Such interactions bring some relief to residents of Meranti home.