On this November 24th we commemorate the 83rd anniversary of a great evolutionary victory in the life of Sri Aurobindo, a milestone that paved laid the roots for the establishment of Auroville. In honor of this special date, we present many aspects of Auroville’s 51 years, focusing on the values of constant progress and a "youth that never ages" as enshrined in its Charter.
Since its start, over 1000 babies have been born in Auroville. Today, there are the children of the children of the first pioneers – a third generation carrying on the beautiful torch of Auroville! These children have the privilege of imbibing the atmosphere of the great vision and ideals of Auroville. Obviously, Auroville is here to stay!
According to Sri Aurobindo, perpetual youth is one of the characteristics of the Spirit and The Mother enshrined the goals of “youth that never ages” and “constant progress” in the Auroville Charter. How can we live these ideals, personally and collectively, to build a true City of Dawn?
Welcoming the babies – Auroville’s midwives (pt 1): Hilde – delivering 2 generations of “baby newcomers” during 42 years!
Auroville-born babies are the City of Dawn's newcomers in every sense! In a 2-part article, we honor the midwives who help bring these babies into the world. This Part 1 of our report is by Hilde. Auroville’s longstanding and beloved midwife, with her 42 years of delivering 2 generations and hundreds of AV babies to their grateful & joyous parents.
Jaya first came to Auroville’s early barren landscape from Sweden in 1971 as a young girl of 19. Her experiences and contributions over the decades are a beautiful narrative of Auroville’s growth in the service of human unity. Now a grandmother, her family continues its decades-long commitment to living in and building the City of Dawn.
Food sustainability is a basic need for Auroville. In 2017, your donations funded new acres expanding Siddhartha Farm - one of Auroville’s oldest food providers, located on the fertile plain near Irumbai Lake. Here’s a report from Herbert on what has been done with on the new land purchased thanks to your donations!
This compilation of inspiring quotes from The Mother shares her wisdom on how to stay young and the essential role of the aspiration for progress and perfection for "a youth that never ages".
Auroville is a living example of the unity of East and West, and the Acres for Auroville campaign is one example. On 15th August 2014, we launched A4A as a collaboration of Auroville International, based in the West, and Lands for Auroville Unified, based in Auroville, in the East. Thanks to the solidarity of friends like you, we have achieved significant results for the emergence of a harmonious, green, and inspiring universal township. So, with gratitude for the past and optimism for the future, we step into A4A's 6th year! Here’s a round-up of results of our work, reports from [...]