Awards & Honors Awards and Honors
Amma receives Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters from SUNY

Honoray Doctorate, D.Litt. (Honoris causa)—from the Kalinga Institute of Industrial Technology (KIIT) (2021)

Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters, University of Mysore
(Amritapuri, 2019)

Swachh Bharat Award for the largest contribution to Clean India
Campaign (New Delhi, 2018)

Soldiers of Peace International Association’s
Commemorative Gold Medal for Peace (Toulon, 2017)

Medal of the Provence-Alpes-Côtes d’Azur Region
(Toulon, 2017)

Hindu Ratna Award (Kochi, 2017)
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.