A4A QUARTERLY REPORT – 21 FEBRUARY 2021

A4A –  the Sunlit Journey Continues!
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A4A Quarterly Report 21 February ’21.pdf

பிப்ரவரி 21, லேண்ட்ஸ் ஃபார் ஆலராவில் யுனிஃபபட் செய்திமடல்.pdf

Bulletin d’information A4A-LFAU le 21 février.pdf

Contents:

1. A4A FLIER – 21st FEBRUARY 2021
2. LFAU LETTER – 21st FEBRUARY 2021
3. MORE NEW AUROVILLE LAND!
4. “A HANDFUL OF EARTH” –  ANU SHARES THE MOTHER’S VISION
5. VARADHARAJAN GOPALAKRISHNAN  – AN AUROVILLE PIONEER  & ‘THE MOTHER’S CHILD’ வரதராஜன் கோபாலகிருஷ்ணன் Varadharajan Gopalakrishnan.pdf
6. CLEO, FROM FINLAND – A NEWCOMER AT WORK FOR THE LAND!
7. OUR NEW YEAR’S CARD RELEASE – “AUROVILLE WELCOMING 2021”
8. ART FOR LAND 2021 – THE CLOSING WEEK OF “LIMINAL SPACE”
9. INSPIRING QUOTES FROM THE MOTHER AND SRI AUROBINDO

Dear friends of Auroville’s bright and unified future,

Today is 21 February ’21 (21.02.21).  What an extraordinary combination of numbers! Mother’s birthday matching with the year! Such unusual combinations of dates occur rarely and do have inner evolutionary implications. The painting at the top, titled by the Mother as “Heralds of the Supramental World” captures beautifully and symbolically something of these implications. Gratefully perceiving  this victory march of the Mother and of the evolutionary forces, we are happy to reach out to you once again with our news and updates.


1.  A4A FLIER – 21st FEBRUARY 2021   
With 75 new plots purchased to date, A4A continues on with its goals of consolidation of The Master Plan area and long-term viability for the City of Dawn – along with its promises of transparency, accountability, and the use of your donations for land purchase only. Links for English,  Version française en pdf. பிடிஎஃப்பில் தமிழ்ப் பதிப்பு

2. LFAU LETTER – 21st FEBRUARY 2021
“Auroville: At last a place where one will be able to think only of the future” – these words were an integral part of the Mother’s message about Auroville. Today, the study and research of the emerging future has become a global preoccupation. With its inspired vision backed by a  comprehensive knowledge, Auroville has what no utopian undertaking ever had before. Links for English, Version française en pdf. பிடிஎஃப்பில் தமிழ்ப் பதிப்பு 
3. MORE NEW AUROVILLE LAND!
Another 2.74 acres have just joined Auroville near the Greenbelt community of Fertile Windmill, making 7 new parcels of land since the start of A4A Year 7! The sole resources for this vital work of consolidation and assuring long-term viability for Auroville comes from the solidarity of land donors – and we thank all of you for making so much encouraging progress possible.
4. “A HANDFUL OF EARTH” – ANU SHARES THE MOTHER’S VISION 
“I tell people that the creation of a city such as Auroville has more weight in the history of the earth than all the groupings of the world,” the Mother would say. And she said  “All that is needed is a handful of earth… a little soil to let it grow….”. In this article, longtime Aurovilian Anu shares the start and the gradual evolution of The Mother’s vision for Auroville and reminds us of the importance of the City of Dawn’s land. The beautiful photo preceding this article was shot by Tine.
5. VARADHARAJAN GOPALAKRISHNAN  – AN AUROVILLE PIONEER  & ‘THE MOTHER’S CHILD’
Auroville pioneer Varadharajan had his first Balcony Darshan of The Mother on 15th August 1964,  the day when the official announcement of Auroville was first made. He was also present in The Mother’s Room when she first spoke to a small group on “being a true Aurovilian”. In this special article, he shares experiences with The Mother and thoughts on Auroville. We are grateful to Varadharajan-ji for his decades of contributions, his example, and the inspiration he shares, and to Ashwini Selvaraj for this interview.
6. CLEO, FROM FINLAND – A NEWCOMER AT WORK FOR THE LAND!
Auroville’s newcomers are the pioneers of today and they come from all parts of the world to continue to build the international township. We are happy to share the rich life path of Cleo from Finland, a secretary with the Land Board team, working towards the Mother’s dream and lands for Auroville. One of her other aspirations is to contribute towards creating a bigger sense of unity of Auroville’s spiritual family.
7. OUR NEW YEAR’S CARD RELEASE – “AUROVILLE WELCOMING 2021”
Every year, the land fundraisers design and publish a New Year’s card. This has  been an important occasion for us to communicate something of the spirit of Auroville. Rathinam of the AV Unity Fund did the honors of releasing this year’s beautiful card – designed by Aurovilian Aravinda, with photographs by AV photographers Om and Julie (cover) and Marco Saroldi (page 2). Plus, AVI-Netherlands/Belgium once again created their own special postage stamp for the occasion.
For the attention of donors from the USA & Germany: As of now, we regret to announce that the beautiful New Year’s cards we have sent you have not yet been delivered by the postal services of your respective countries. This is due to conditions surrounding Covid-19. But, we are keeping alive the hope that they will finally reach you, dear donors, coming with our very warm wishes for 2021!
 8. ART FOR LAND 2021 – THE CLOSING WEEK OF “LIMINAL SPACE”
“Liminal Space” – this year’s Art for Land exhibition and land fundraiser – has achieved a yet higher level of professional quality and beauty than ever before. Here is the calendar for the inspiring events of its last week, and views of just some of the magnificent works through several video clips of the 6th year of the AFL exhibition.
 9. INSPIRING QUOTES FROM THE MOTHER AND SRI AUROBINDO
Here is a compilation of inspiring quotes from Sri Aurobindo and the Mother.  We are grateful to be able to share these quotes originally sent by MirraBliss to their email group on a daily basis. If you wish to receive these quotes, please write an email to integral.sadhana@gmail.com 
There are many ways to make your donation. Please click here to know the details. And when you donate, kindly send us a mail at lfau@auroville.org.in  or write a letter or call us (see contacts below), informing us of your donation so we can better track and immediately respond to your solidarity!
As we advance into the 7th year of  the A4A campaign, we thank all the many friends
who are bringing their encouragement  and solidarity
for the City of Dawn, creating a dynamic space
for the ideal of human unity to flourish and grow – a hope for us all !

Thank you for joining your hands of collaboration!

In solidarity and trust in Auroville’s bright future,

Aryadeep and Mandakini
For the Acres for Auroville team

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