On 25 September 2003, the hospice was inaugurated in the presence of Amma by Dr. Murli Manohar Joshi, India’s Honourable Union Minister for Human Resource Development. Shri. T.N. Chathurvedi, His Excellency the Governor of Karnataka, and Smt. K.R. Gouri, Kerala’s Minister of Agriculture were also present when Dr. Joshi unveiled the building’s cornerstone.