An interactive exhibition showcasing Amma’s humanitarian initiatives drew large crowds at the program venue during Amritavashram 70, Amma’s Birthday celebrations, held at Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri campus.
Research centers from the university presented technological and humanitarian solutions inspired by Amma’s compassion-driven ethos. AMMACHI Labs featured an interactive display with Haksh-E, a social robot promoting hygiene and health, as well as a Women’s Empowerment Project store exhibiting crafts and art created by women’s groups trained under Amma’s initiatives.
Haksh-E, the social robot with a charming personality, was a crowd pleaser and dazzled people of all ages. The “Land of Hands” game attracted children and sparked the interest of numerous college students eager to participate. Adults were impressed by the robot’s technological advancements and potential.
The Women’s Empowerment Project store showcased products resulting from various empowerment projects guided by Amma over the years. Handicrafts, artwork, and a striking “Wheel of Empowerment” art piece designed by international artists illustrated the range of skills taught to women through computerized vocational education. The stall also featured upcycled products from Vastra Chakra, inclusive items crafted by the transgender community, and mushroom pickles from Odisha groups. Dr. Bhavani Rao and NSDC delegates visited the stall to interact with the team.
Amma’s monastic disciples, including Swami Amritaswarupananda Puri, Swami Shubhamritananda Puri, and Swamini Ambikamrita Prana, visited the stall and offered words of encouragement. MSW students managed the stall, sharing their field experience and educating visitors about the various projects. Overall, this inspirational exhibition united diverse individuals for a unique learning experience.