“Acres for Auroville ” (A4A) is embarking on its 8th year at the service of a unified and harmonious land base for Auroville. Looking back on the seven years of collective action since A4A's launch on 15th August 2014, we feel both happiness and a sense of utility. Happiness – because A4A has enhanced awareness, unity and enthusiasm for the cause; utility - because of the many solid and tangible results of the campaign.
Sri Aurobindo’s vision of human unity in diversity is the animating concept and force behind The Mother’s creation of Auroville. His inspiring words ring true, and today as even more essential than before. Dr. Jayanti Ravi, the new Secretary of the Auroville Foundation, has described Auroville as a “unique experiment” that can serve as “a beacon for the entire world”” As we start A4A’s Year 8, we re-dedicate ourselves to serving this vision. Auroville’s designated physical body is the material base for the City of Dawn! ... Version française en pdf. ... பிடிஎஃப்பில் தமிழ்ப் பதிப்பு
Despite all circumstance to the contrary, something within knows that life is moving towards Light and Felicity. This view is equally true for the survival and growth of Auroville over its 5 decades. Building a new and visionary city in hard circumstances requires faith. The growth of faith happens when you see the progress resulting from collective effort. As we enter the threshold of Sri Aurobindo’s 150th anniversary, let us re-commit ourselves to the goal we have chosen – the creation of a unique and inspiring universal town. ... Version française en pdf. ... பிடிஎஃப்பில் தமிழ்ப் பதிப்பு
Auroville has been blessed with the appointment of Dr. Jayanti Ravi as the new Secretary of the Auroville Foundation. An experienced government officer with a long history of achieving dynamic and positive change, Dr. Ravi also comes with a deep understanding and personal commitment to the goals of the Auroville universal township. Her arrival opens a new and promising chapter of further progress for the City of Dawn.
Exclusively funded by your donations to the « Acres for Auroville » land campaign, Auroville has added another 2.39 farming acres to its designated Master Plan area. This new land has joined Kalpavruksha Farm, consolidating more of this vital Greenbelt area, and strengthening Auroville’s food production abilities, bio-diversity and ongoing greenwork. We sincerely thank all of the donors whose generosity has made this new purchase possible!
In our last newsletter, we presented the Land Board’s enormous and multi-faceted work. Supporting it all is the team of three secretaries who help keep all this vital work going on. In February, we featured Cleo in our Newcomer article. Now we have the pleasure of presenting Jothi and Anjali, two experienced secretaries who have been working with dedication for Auroville’s land for fourteen years.
Tency - 'a seeker of the unseen' - has been living and working in Auroville for more than 45 years. He started working at the Matrimandir from his arrival, is a land steward at the Center Field community, and was part of the early Auroville greening activities. He was a founding member of the CSR and is still actively involved in managing Auroville's research organisation. His article «Glimpses from the Wonder-worker’s Hidden Hand » shares some of his Auroville adventure.
Peter, a new Aurovilian ‘finally comes home’ and describes his long, rich path to Auroville. His life has taken him across several countries - Hong Kong, Scotland, Tibet and India - including community life in Findhorn. He’s worked in gardens, publishing and as a psychotherapist. After many years of contact and experiences in Auroville, he has at last “come home” - and is now fully immersed in the richness and aspirations of Auroville life.