Seven focus areas have been chosen as a means to ensure that true development occurs in all facets of life. Without our basic needs met, we cannot grow to become truly fulfilled beings. When true fulfillment occurs, the benefit of that can spread to people beyond our own communities.
Villages are India’s foundation—Her very life force—and it is society’s responsibility to take care of them. In fact, it is our villages that sustain us by providing us, who live in cities, with the nourishment we need in order to survive. It is time to acknowledge that our villages are our very foundation and move forward with one heart and one mind to protect and serve them.
– Sri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi