Amritavarsham 68 Activities in Malaysia

TREE PLANTING (68 TREES)
Saturday, 4th September

On this day, we aim to plant a minimum of 68 trees in commemoration of Amma’s 68th birthday. Amma says that just as we enjoy the benefits of the trees planted in the past by people, we should also plant trees for future generations. Planting a tree is a selfless act for society. Devotees residing in Phase 1 of the National Recovery Plan states are encouraged to plant a tree/plant in their homes. Others may do it at home or at a suitable place. However, everyone is reminded to adhere to the SOPs while performing this activity. For more information, kindly contact Bro. Sivenesan @ +6012-392 3474, Bro. Ramesh @ +6018-762 1527 or Sis. Jayamalar @ +6012-620 5708.

TALK ON HEALTHY LIFESTYLE
Sunday, 5th September (11:00 am – 12:30 pm)
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This day will feature a talk on living a healthy lifestyle. It is hoped that this online talk will suit the current COVID-19 pandemic situation that we are all facing. Our physical and mental health, as well as the overall quality of life, are essential for a comfortable life. Physical exercise, healthy diet, and managing our stress are linked to overall well-being and may help avoid a variety of chronic illnesses. This talk is expected to emphasise the various components towards leading a healthy lifestyle. The talk will be followed by a Q&A session related to health-related concerns that people may have. For more information, kindly contact Dr. Sivalal @ +6012-300 9257 or Sis. Archana @ +6012-626 5619.

SHARING LOVE WITH FRONTLINERS & COVID-19 PATIENTS
Saturday, 11th September

On this day, it is planned to provide a cooked meal (packed lunch) to frontliners and COVID-19 patients in commemoration of Amma’s 68th birthday. This would be token of appreciation for all the sacrifices made by the frontliners as well as for their selfless service. A hospital and a quarantine centre needs to be identified for this activity. It may not be possible to physically deliver the meals to them, but perhaps special arrangements can be made with the hospital and the quarantine centre to coordinate this effort. It is hoped that devotees would contribute towards this seva. For more information, kindly contact Dr Sumithra @ +6012-516 6334, Bro. Kaneson @ +6012-506 3046 or Sis. Vasanthi @ +6010-402 1442.

AKHAND CHANTING OF 108 NAMES OF AMMA (68 MALAS)
Sunday, 12th September (4:00 am Onwards)
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On this day, Amma’s Ashtothara Sata Namavali (the 108 names of Amma composed years ago by the famous Kerala poet Ottoor Unni Namboodiripad) will be chanted continuously 68 times online in commemoration of Amma’s 68th birthday. It is hoped that this exercise would also inspire devotees to learn to recite Amma’s names accurately and incorporate them into their everyday routine. Since only 68 devotees can be involved in this activity, those interested would have to register their interest in participating by contacting Bro. Sivenesan @ +6012-392 3474 or Bro. Vicniswaran @ +6017-677 0083. Others could also join this session and chant along with their mic muted.

SHARING LOVE WITH ORPHANAGES & OLD FOLKS’ HOMES
Thursday, 16th September

This day will be dedicated to sharing love with residents of orphanage and care homes. In commemoration of Amma’s 68th birthday, meals and essential items will be given to residents of selected homes. It is hoped that all AFM Amma centres and AFM groups across Malaysia will do a similar seva on this day. Devotees who reside in Phase 1 (National Recovery Plan) states may make special arrangements with the respective homes to undertake this activity without physically delivering the items. Others are advised to plan carefully plan if they intend to deliver items their own while adhering to the SOPs. AFM centres and groups are requested to register this activity with AFM for their records. For more information kindly get in touch with Sis. Sarojini +6012-273 8004 or Sis. Mirosha +6016-855 4717.

BALAKENDRA CHILDREN’S PRESENTATIONS
Saturday, 18th September (4:30 pm – 6:00 pm)
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The AFM Amma Centre Youth Wing launched a five-week Online Spiritual Retreat for children (aged 8-12) to foster their interest in spiritual principles while enabling them to express their creativity. The goal was to instill values and ideals like thankfulness, acts of kindness, appreciation for their family, and self-esteem in them. It began on 21st August and will conclude on 18th September with the children presenting a video of selected moral principles they have learned from the sessions. Everyone is welcome to attend this session to show their appreciation and encouragement for the children. For more information, kindly contact Sis. Leenalochana @ +6017-814 2709 or Sis. Amrita Muraleedharan @ +60 16-922 6305.

AKHAND BHAJAN (68 AMMA BHAJANS)
Sunday, 19th September (8:00 am Onwards)
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On this day, it is planned to sing 68 Amma’s bhajan online in commemoration of Amritavarsham 68. In Amma’s own words, bhajans are prayers in the form of songs, rich in meaning and full of devotional content. In this modern age with distractions galore, traditional meditation and contemplation are not possible for everybody, but anyone can sing bhajans. When sung with concentration and devotion, bhajans awaken the innocence deep within us and we feel the divine in our hearts. Devotees from various AFM Amma centres are expected to participate. Sing along and do help to spread the word about this programme to others. For more information, kindly contact Sis. Sek Lee @ +6012-390 9913, Bro. Ramachandran +6016-444 7271 or Bro. Jaspaljeet @ +6012-441 0600.

SHARING LOVE WITH PRISONERS
Saturday, 25th September

On this day, we will be sharing love with inmates of selected prisons. Due to the pandemic, people are not able to visit their family members in prisons, hence there is no one to show they are loved and cared. In commemoration of Amma’s 68th birthday, essential items will be given to them. Selected prisons and items they need will be identified. Devotees are invited to donate towards this seva. For more information, kindly contact Bro. Jegathesan @ +6010-402 1443, Sis. Vasanthi @ +6010-402 1442 or Sis. Komathi @ +6010-213 7211.

AKHAND CHANTING OF LOKAH SAMASTA SUKHINO BHAVANTU (68 MALAS)
Sunday, 26th September (7:00 am Onwards)
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Online continuous chanting of the world peace mantra, Om Lokah Samastah Sukhino Bhavantu (May Peace & Happiness Prevail), 68 times for world peace and healing in commemoration of Amma’s 68th birthday will be carried out on this day. Worldwide, nature as well as people are suffering in many ways. Amma encourages her children to chant this peace mantra daily every morning and night to alleviate the rapidly deteriorating global situation. Only 68 devotees can be involved in this activity and therefore those keen to participate can register their interest by contacting Sis. Banumegallai +6012-512 5764 or Sis. Hemaambigey +6010-234 2744. Others can also join the session and chant along with their mic muted.

AMMA’S 68th BIRTHDAY SATSANG
Monday, 27th September (7:00 pm – 10:00 pm)
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Amma’s 68th Birthday seva and spiritual activities this year will conclude with a special satsang to commemorate Amritavarsham 68 on Monday, 28th September 2020. The programme includes paduka abhishegham, archana, bhajan, meditation and arati. All are invited to participate in this online prayers with family and friends. Please help to spread the word about this programme to others. For more information, kindly contact Bro. Jaspaljeet @ +6012-441 0600 or Sis. Sarojini +6012-273 8004.