In an initiative to provide clean water to rural India, President Ram Nath Kovind launched the Mata Amritanandamayi Math’s Rs 100 crore project at the math headquarters in the coastal hamlet of Vallikkavu as a part of the 64th Birth anniversary celebrations of spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi Devi. In an another initiative, he launched a Jivamritam filtration system project that is meant to provide clean drinking water to 10 million villagers. Kovind on his first ever trip to the southern state after taking charge as President, said such services are the greatest of them all.
He also appreciated the courage and bravery of Indian soldiers he met during his visit to Ladakh Scouts Regimental Centre in the Border town of Leh. “Bravery of our soldiers on the one hand and the compassion, love, and wisdom of our spiritual leaders on the other are the two thick pillars on which we rest our hopes,” says Ram Nath Kovind.
President called Kerala one of the leading spiritual homes in India. Citing spiritual leaders and social reformers of Kerala like Adi Sankaracharya, Sree Narayana Guru, and Ayyankali, he says, the greatest service was to help the poor and downtrodden and enable them to achieve their true potential.
The Jivamritam project, that is initiated to provide clean drinking water will have specially designed filtration systems that will filter the water to its best. This will provide clean potable water in 5,000 Indian villages. This whole project is funded by the Mata Amritanandamayi Math. Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, popularly known as ‘Amma’ among her devotees has worked precisely in these areas of social service.
For the birthday function of ‘Amma’, Kerala Governor Justice P Sathasivam, state minister for tourism and devaswom Kadakampally Surendran, K C Venugopal, MP, and R Ramachandran, MLA accompanied President Ram Nath Kovind in Kerala. Previously, he was received by Governor Sathasivam and CM Pinarayi Vijayan at the Air Force Technical area of the God’s own country (Kerala).