Amritanandmayi gives Rs 1 bn to tsunami-hit
Kerala-based spiritual leader Mata Amritanandamayi on Monday announced a donation of Rs 1 billion ($22.9 million) for tsunami victims in India.
"This will be used for rehabilitating those affected by the disaster in Kerala and other affected states. A detailed break-up of funds will be decided in consultation with the state and the central governments," said Amritanandamayi, popularly known as Amma.
Amma's mutt, or monastic order, is also planning to set up an advanced study centre that can send out warning signals of disasters like the tsunami.