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Amma, (Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi) Indian Spiritual Leader and Humanitarian, Announces USD 1 Million (4.5 crores) For Japan Tsunami Relief & Rehabilitation

TOKYO, July 26, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi, or Amma (Mother) to her millions of devotees across the world, announced a donation of one million U.S. dollars (Approximately 4.5 crores) towards the relief and rehabilitation of Japanese disaster victims, particularly for the education of children who lost both their parents in the devastating March 11 tsunami. The donation will be made by Mata Amritanandamayi Center (MA Center) USA along with Amma's global charitable network, known as 'Embracing The World.' The announcement came at a crowded public program in the Grand Ballroom of Garden City Shinagawa, in the presence of Mr. Keiki Soma, Deputy Director of the Miyagi Prefectural Government Office Tokyo Branch. Mr. Soma attended the function as representative of the Miyagi Governor, to whom the amount will be handed over in mid August. Mr. Takashi Mitori, Director of the Tokyo Office of the Kobe City Government and Prof. Tsuyoshi Nara, Tokyo Gaigo University Professor Emeritus were also present during the ceremony.

Amma's volunteers have been actively participating in the relief work from March 13, just two days after the earthquake and tsunami. Their activities included cleaning rubble and debris from houses and agricultural land, assisting the elderly and children at relief camps, distribution of food, household utensils, medicine and other daily necessities. In addition to providing the essentials, the Embracing The World volunteers provided spiritual and psychological counseling to the local people in the tsunami affected areas.

For inquiries, please contact: Tel; 080-3592-9326, E-mail:ck.nagano@gmail.com

Mothersite: www.embracingtheworld.org; www.amritapuri.org

SOURCE Mata Amritanandamayi Center (MA Center)

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