Category Archives: City Life
Text by the Residents' Assembly Service: "Dear Friend, the Auroville Council and the Residents' Assembly Service (RAS) would like to warmly invite you to a General Meeting on the topic of the revised mandate for the Funds and Assets Management Committee (FAMC). This meeting will be followed a week later by a Residents' Assembly Decision-Making Process to ratify or reject the draft mandate. All residents are encouraged to participate in both events to ensure maximum collective input into our community decisions. *General Meeting - How is the Revised FAMC Mandate Different to the Existing Mandate?* In the interests of gaining a better understanding of the functioning of the FAMC under the proposed revised FAMC mandate, the Auroville Council has invited all of the groups that would be represented under the revised mandate to present themselves to a General Meeting and respond to questions relating to their role within the the FAMC under the revised mandate." Please find the draft mandate linked here: www.auroville.org.in/article/44125
Meeting recording of the first General Meeting by the New Auroville Council.
The Auroville Council presented a variety of the issues that they were working on and continue to solicit help and resource persons from the community. Although the session was called interactive it was not quite so, as there were so many topics to be covered. Koodam presented its work as a conflict resolutions body, (which has helped to free up the council so it can perform its wider purpose), and a paper of a basic code of conduct.
We interviewed tourists and volunteers and found a totally different perspective on Auroville! Do you remember what you thought of Auroville when you first visited? Watch these interviews to find out what Auroville's visitors think. :)
We learn about the hands on philosophy and experience of the Sacred Grove housing project through its volunteers and project holder Manu Gopalan. The site is a lively mix of different functions, where the work site includes a small nursery and composting area that is fenced off, a dining platform, a carpentry shed, several containers serve as tool sheds, the living quarters and dormitories are a little set back. The power is generated by solar panels and a wind generator (built by Jorge) and all these are being monitored by Akash's Wattman-
This is a short interview, talking about how it is being a youth in Auroville.