Awards & Honors

New York, September 28th, 2015

Amma awarded the “Medal of Honour” by Ms. Evie Evangelou founder of Fashion 4 Development (F4D) for more than 25 years of humanitarian work in the fields of human rights, health and well-being, including food, access to water and power, housing, medical care, and the right to education and skill-training.

Paris, July 21st, 2015

Amma was invited for the daylong function by the Special Envoy for the Protection of the Planet in the Summit of Conscience for the Climate in Paris, organised by the French President Francois Hollande.

New York, July 8th, 2015

Delivers the keynote address at the United Nation’s first Academic Impact conference on technology and sustainable development.

Los Angeles, June 14th, 2015

Honoured with a Golden Goody Award (Oscar for Social Good) for her Worldwide Humanitarian Charities.

Vatican, December 5th, 2014

With Pope Francis, Participates in Interfaith Declaration to End Modern Slavery organized by Global Freedom Network at the Vatican.

Amritapuri Ashram, September 4th, 2014

Balagokulam, an organization promoting Hindu cultural education since the 1970s, bestowed its 18th annual Krishna Janmashtami Award upon Amma on 4th September 2014 at Amritapuri Ashram.

The Huffington Post, New York, March 8th, 2014

Chosen as one among the 50 most powerful women religious leaders by The Huffington Post.

Kochi, April 26th, 2014

Bestowed with the Kavithilakam Pandit Karuppan Award at Kochi, India.

Michigan, September 27th, 2013

Awarded proclamation on behalf of the State of Michigan, U.S.A., to Amma commemorating Amma’s 60th birthday, the official proclamation describes Amma as a true citizen of the world and recognizes Amma’s charitable works worldwide.

Thiruvananthapuram, April 23rd, 2013

Awarded first Vishwaretna Purskar (Gem of the World Award) by Hindu Parliament on April 23rd, 2013 at Thiruvananthapuram, India.

New Delhi, January 11th, 2013

Inaugurated the Swami Vivekananda Sarda Shati Samaroh, the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda at Siri Fort Auditorium, New Delhi, India.

Watkins' London, February 2012

Amma featured in the Watkins’ list of the top 100 most spiritually influential living people in the world.

Shanghai, November 29-30th, 2012

Amma addresses the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations in Shanghai on "Coexistence $ Engagement between cultures". Amma was the only spiritual/religious leader invited to the conference.

New York, May 25th, 2010

Amma receives an honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from the State University of New York at Buffalo.

New Delhi, December 1st, 2009

Amma inaugurates the Vivekananda International Foundation.

Kozhikode, February 14th, 2009

Amma was presented with Junior Chamber International’s highest honor, the ‘Shanti Swaroop’ peace award by Vallabh Das, Chairman of the Junior Chamber International Peace Award Foundation at Kozhikode, India.

London, October 27th, 2008

Amma receives the Mahavir Mahatma Award.

Jaipur, March 7th, 2008

Amma is a keynote speaker at the Summit of the Global Peace Initiative of Women at Jaipur, India.

Paris, October 12th, 2007

Amma is awarded the Prix Cinéma Vérité for her humanitarian activities and work for peace at the Cinema Verite Film Festival.

New York, May 2nd, 2006

Amma receives the James Parks Morton Interfaith Award in New York.

Pune, January 31st, 2006

Amma receives the Philosopher Saint Sri Jnaneswara World Peace Prize at Pune, India.

Los Angeles, USA, June 21st, 2005

Los Angeles County presents award to Amma for her outstanding humanitarian contributions, efforts and compassionate love that she has shared and continues to share with the tsunami victims in India & Sri Lanka.

Kochi, February 23rd, 2005

Amma receives Centenary Legendary Award of the Rotary Club International at Kochi, India.

Barcelona, July 13th, 2004

Amma delivers a keynote address at the 2004 Parliament of the World’s Religions.

Geneva, October 7th, 2002

The World Movement for Nonviolence confers upon Amma the Gandhi-King Award for Non-violence at the UN in Geneva.

Geneva, October 7th, 2002

Amma is the keynote speaker at the Global Peace Initiative of Women Religious & Spiritual Leaders at the UN, Geneva.

New York, August 29th, 2000

Amma is a keynote speaker at the Millennium World Peace Summit, UN General Assembly.

Chicago, 1998

Amma receives the Care & Share International. Humanitarian of the Year Award.

New York, October 21st, 1995

Amma addresses the Interfaith Celebrations at the 50th anniversary of the UN.

Chicago, September 3rd, 1993

Amma addresses the Parliament of the World’s Religions’ 100th Anniversary, where she is named President of the Hindu Faith.

Chicago, September 3rd, 1993

Amma receives the "Hindu of the year award - Hindu Renaissance Award" from Hinduism Today.