11 Feb 2013, ABC in Mangalore:
During Her last visit Amma launched Amalabharatam project for Mangalore. Mangalore devotees and Amrita Vidyalayam school children have taken it to their heart as greatest Prasad and are earnestly pursuing it, on regular monthly basis.
While on this extensive Indian tour Amma’s ashram children, mostly western children, have made a mark of the presence of Amma’s huge international programs –even the huge public programs in Bhubaneshwar and Vishakhapatnam- by leaving it spotlessly clean, with no litter at all. If local devotees clean up before the program, after Amma finishes the program,and all the while the program is going on, the ABC team cleans up after it all, and leave the place spick and span.
Here in Mangalore there is yet another addition. The local devotees have grouped for housekeeping and are at work full time, going on cleaning every spot leaving every nook and corner spick and span. It is not even any paid employees taking good care of cleanliness, but it is the middle aged women devotees themselves, in their chosen uniform sarees. A lady on security duty is also inspired to take up cleaning work as we see in the picture.
“Amma gave this sacred work for us,” they say with glee.