Addressing the World


Since 1993, Amma has been increasingly recognised by the international community as a treasured repository of practical wisdom, who has the capacity to guide the world towards a better, brighter future.

Amma is regularly invited by international organisations to address the issues of religious differences, the environment, the education, and peacemaking. The Parliament of the World’s Religions chose Her as one of three Presidents of Sanatana Dharma in 1993. In 1995 her address was a highlight of the Interfaith Celebrations at the UN 50th Anniversary in New York. In 2000 Amma lent the United Nations Millennium World Peace Summit giving her vision for the millennium.

And in 2002, she was presented with the Gandhi-King Award for Non-violence, at the UN headquarters in Geneva, where she also gave the keynote address at the Global Peace Initiative of Women and Religious Leaders. in 2004 she addressed Parliament of World’s religions held in Barcelona

And in 2012, she addressed the UNAOC (United Nations Alliance of Civilisations) in Shanghai and in 2014 Amma joined Pope Francis in the Vatican and 10 other world religious leaders in signing of a declaration against human trafficking and slavery.  In 2015 at the United Nations Academic Impact – START/Amrita University Conference on Technology for Sustainable Development – Amma gave keynote address, asking world universities to use ancient spiritual wisdom together with modern technology for societal transformation.