20 – 21 February 2011, Mysore
To mark Amma’s visit, the minister declared his intention to make Mysore a ‘healthy city’, free of plastic and trash, by the time Amma returns next year. To achieve this the minister wants to enforce a law against littering.
Concluding his speech, the minister asked the audience to get together and support Amma’s vision of an environmentally friendly and aware society. His request was greeted with a heartfelt applause. In addition to this the minister said that the city ‘will provide school children with saplings, helping to make Amma’s dreams come true.’
As part of the Amala Bharatam Campaign (ABC) she also handed out handkerchiefs to students of Amrita Mysore Campus. Additionally Amma handed out handkerchiefs to all youth that came for darshan.
All over the program grounds ABC stalls were set up by many of Amma’s international devotees. Here they collected, sorted and recycled the trash from the program and informed everyone about the importance of public health and hygiene.