AMURTEL was founded in India in 1975 by philosopher, humanitarian, and spiritual master P. R. Sarkar to respond specifically to the problems faced by women and children in their struggle to meaningfully develop in all areas of life.
AMURTEL provides relief and long- term support after disasters. We render service on many different levels and in many different ways, according to the needs of the area. Projects include schools, homes for abandoned children, health services, feeding programs, vocational training, self-help groups, and micro-credit lending cooperatives.
Many of our project directors are women who have embraced the yogic lifestyle and have recognized that service is an integral part of their yogic practice.