AYUDH stands for Awaken Youth; Unite for Dharma, founded on 1st September 1985 is the international youth movement of Mata Amritanandamayi Math. AYUDH seeks to empower young people to integrate universal values into their daily lives. Starting with themselves, AYUDH aims to help establish a future of hope, peace and social engagement.
In Sanskrit the AYUDH means “the youth which perpetuates the wheel of Dharma ( righteousness)”. In Sanskrit AYUDH also means peace, which is symbolised by the dove in the logo. AYUDH tries to make the younger generation aware of the importance of spirituality in one's day-to-day life, and about the importance of assimilating and putting positive values into practice.
Through voluntary engagement AYUDH wishes to contribute to the upliftment of local communities.By putting compassion into action we want to the starting point of change
Some of the projects we undertook include
- Distribution of school kits, clothing, food etc. for deprived ones.
- Disaster relief operations.
- Samyaanam - Anti drug campaigns.
- Blood donation campaigns.
- Awareness campaigns.
Ayudh Thiruvalla organised a Swachh Bharat campaign in their area.
AYUDH Tanur and devotees of the Ashram arranged a medical camp that was held in the ashram itself
Ayudh Thiruvalla organized Gita Jayathi for the local devotees.
A new AYUDH unit has been formed in Wayanad, Kerala