As we step into A4A’s 7th year of collective unity and dynamism, we share land news and acts of solidarity, inspired by The Mother's words for the «Success of Auroville » flower: « Power of Success – the power of those who know how to continue their efforts» | Tamil: 2020 ஆகஸ்டு ஏக்கர்ஸ் ஃபார் ஆரோவில் | French: A4A Rapport Trimestriel - 15.8.20
We were much younger when the momentous 1968 event of the Inauguration of Auroville took place. Those who were there were deeply marked by the event and over the past 52 years, so many of us have helped Auroville grow, supporting The Mother’s great vision of the City of Dawn and the goal of implanting “the consciousness of the One” in the soil of the Earth. (English, French, and Tamil versions)
The founding of Auroville took place with the endorsement of UNESCO and numerous countries in the world, thanks in part to the reach of Indian spirituality. Auroville has been welcomed and nourished in India and, in turn, Auroville nourishes the Indian renaissance. For A4A, completing Auroville’s physical base supports both Human Unity and the Indian Renaissance. (English, French, and Tamil versions)
Five new consolidating plots have joined Auroville in tha past two months near the Visitors Centre and in the Greenbelt, bringing the total to 63 plots (58 acres) purchased since Acres for Auroville started!! We thank all the land donors who have made these vital purchases possible!
Art for Land's new clip “Art is Life” is an upbeat visit to the special A4L exhibition that was held at Puducherry’s Raj Nivas along with a privileged interview with Lt. Governor Dr. Kiran Bedi. (By Piero of AV Arts, featuring music by Auroville’s Swaram).
50 More Poems from Auroville” is the sequel to “50 Poems from Auroville” - both created to celebrate the City of Dawn and raise funds for land purchase. Created by Vikas Vickers with the support of AVI-UK, the two compilations showcase the wealth of talent of English-language Aurovilians and friends, and the poetry which the practice of yoga enhances.
July 1st was Thiru Mahalingam’s 100th birthday and we pay tribute to his rich life as an Independence fighter, spititual seeker, teacher, translator, Ashramite, and Aurovilian. And in 2014, it was Mahalingam who inaugurated the launch of the A4A campaign. We honor Mahalingam with a bouquet of articles, films, photos, and a radio interview that were made about his life.
Auroville attracts people of all horizons, backgrounds and ages, and each year many decide to stay to build their lives in Auroville, contribute to its flowering and become today’s « pioneers ». Linda and Mike Lee from South Africa are Auroville Newcomers who come with enthusiasm, maturity, and decades of valuable professional skills – to help build Auroville’s growing future.