Amritanandamayi donates $ 1mn to Japan victims

Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma) has announced a donation of USD one million (Rs 4.5 crore) towards the relief and rehabilitation of Japan`s March 11 tsunami victims.

Updated: Jul 26, 2011, 14:50 PM IST

Mumbai: Spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi
Devi (Amma) has announced a donation of USD one million (Rs 4.5 crore) towards the relief and rehabilitation of Japan`s March 11 tsunami victims.

This amount is particularly meant for the education of
children who lost both their parents in the devastating
tsunami, Amma announced at Tokyo on Saturday in the presence
of Keiki Soma, Deputy Director of the Miyagi Prefectural
Government office in Tokyo, a Mata Amritanandamayi Centre
release said here today.

The spiritual leader`s volunteers have been actively
participating in the relief work from March 13 and their
activities include cleaning the rubble and debris from houses
and agricultural lands, distribution of food and medicine,
assisting elderly and children and providing psychological
counselling to the victims.

During the announcement, Takashi Mitori, Director of the
Tokyo office of Kobe city and Prof Tsuyoshi Nara of Tokyo
Gaiogo University were also present. The amount will be handed
over in mid-August, the release added.

PTI