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Daily Archives: 2013/10/07

ANGIRAS Indian alumni convention

ANGIRAS stands for the Network of Indian Alumni from German Universities for Sustainable Solutions, which is a registered not-for-profit organization initiated by the Indian alumni graduated from the German Universities. Yesterday morning at the Unity pavilion in International Zone, they started their 2013 Indian convention by a short speech of Mr. Bala Baskar, Secretary of Auroville Foundation, then Franziska of DAAD, the German Academic exchange service, presented her organization.

She was followed by Dr Bernd Moeller of Flenswburg university who introduced his mapping work. Next, Mona and Arun spoke of ANGIRAS and Ganes. The keynote address, on the integration of rural-urban development, was given by Dr. Brahmanand Mohanty, Director of Center for Science and Environment.’


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ANGIRAS – talks

The afternoon session of ANGIRAS – Renewable Energy and Sustainable Living in Remote Areas – started with Toine talking on sustainable energy solutions, raising the question if sustainability is not first and foremost about choosing a life style that takes into consideration the environment and already badly depleted natural resources. Nick continued with a SEDAB presentation, focusing mainly on the bio-region and its development. Gijs shared an interesting story about organic cotton and its value chain. At the end of presentations, Chamlaji Gupta from the ashram shared some thoughts on the beginning of a search for "unconventional sources of power". He said that the Mother, in 1966, after the construction of the first solar device in Ashram, commented " …blessings for the efficacy…"


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GMs and Garba Dance

For Navratri, on Friday and Saturday 11-12th October, visit SAWCHU in Bharat Nivas (Pavilion of Indian Culture), International Zone at 7.30pm. Navratri festival celebrates the veneration of the three goddesses Durga, Lakshmi and Saraswati. The LMTF is inviting the Community to a follow-up meeting regarding a large land-exchange proposed for Auroville’s North Eastern Greenbelt, this is on Tuesday the 15th at 4pm, Unity Pavilion, International Zone. The Working Committee is organizing a General Meeting on Entry Exit policy on Wednesday the 16th at 5pm, also at the Unity Pavilion.

With sincerity, make an effort for progress, and with patience, know how to await the result of your effort. The Mother


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