Everyone in the world should be able to sleep without fear, at least for one night. Everyone should be able to eat to his fill, at least for one day. There should be at least one day when hospitals see no one admitted due to violence. By doing selfless service for at least one day, everyone should help the poor and needy. It is Amma’s prayer that at least this small dream be realised.”
– Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi
- Photos highlight Amrita SeRVe villages across India.
- Gurukulam children learn kitchen gardening using organic methods.
- Punjabi SHG women show compassion-driven and collective decision-making in the times of crisis.
By The Numbers
Statistics from India’s 2011 National Census:
people live in India, the second largest population in the world
people live in rural India,
69% of the population
have drinking water within the premises
have latrine facilities within the premises
have electricity for home and lighting