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Category Archives: Social Development

Joy for Christmas, Ukrainian Christmas

From Unity Pavilion comes a warm invitation to celebrate, as per tradition, Christmas with them on Monday 25th of December from 2.30pm onward. Jaya with smile on here face talks about Christmas joy, love ..... light; , and they are trying to bring that warm spirit, along with Generosity to those celebrations at Unity Pavilion, where even up to 700 people gather on that day, to be together, to cut the starts, to share some food,.... dance. At the same time they invite us on another Christmas - on 6th of January 2018, where they would celebrate the Abundance. That evening, prepared by some members from Ukraine, and others will be a journey to the country through music, film, and beautiful dinner. For this one you need to book your dinner ahead at Unity Pavilion.


Comments: 0 Date: 20 Dec 2017

Auroville Food Festival within AVFF17

AVFF17 starts on 16th of Decmeber, and within it also the Auroville Food Festival will be going on.. This morning we had a chance to talk to Aneeta who is a main leading force behind it. Although the idea on food festival was dormant for quite some years, it came forward at this moment at the time of Auroville Film Festival17 as a natural flow; in connection to make the festival better, richer, a true series of events for the community. Aneeta also mentions that food festival might happen next year, regardless that AVFF is a bianual event. Team of dedicate avilians, along with volunteers came up with cuisine theme for each day, yet they strive that each dinner would be affordable to all members of the community regarding the source of sustenance, being price between 70 to max 100 Rps. AUROVILLE FOOD FESTIVAL BRINGS YOU DIVERSE DELICIOUS CUISINES AROUND THE WORLD IN TOWN HALL. 16th December- African cuisine ( African Pavilion) 17th December- East Asian cuisine (Korean Pavalion, Chinese & Japanese Aurovilian community) 18th December- North Indian Community 19th December- European (Hungarian and other community members) 20th December- Raw vegan (Anandi KOFPU along with other members) 21st December- Vegan (Sadhana Forest) 22nd December- Middle East (by Well Cafe and other community volunteers) 23rd December- South Indian Community. Dinners by Pre Booking. They will give out the dinner tokens on Wednesday (13.12.2017), Thursday (14.12.2017) & Friday (15.12.2017) at Solar kitchen from 12.00 to 2.00 pm. email - anveshan@auroville.org.in #Auroville50


Comments: 0 Date: 13 Dec 2017

50th – Who, What, Where, When

By 50th Auroville Anniversary Core Team (Fabienne, Chali, David, Fred, along with Milan, Pala, Claudine) the community was invited to a workshop about preparations for Auroville’s 50th anniversary...
The workshop (interactive session) was aiming to inform the community on where we are today and to explore the next steps ... or what we can do together.
Team leaded us through where we are at this moment with the preparations according to various possibilities - depending to either grant from Governemnt of India will be given or not.
50 years of existence of intentional community is a remarkable mark. Some members would prefer to celebrate it quietly, yet is pretty obvious that it will have quite an impact on life of the community, and surely cannot be ignored.
In second part of the event all were invited to explored possibilities how , and where one could actively participate.
Two years ago WC offered a theme for anniversary - Centering within , and during intensive participatory planning exercises theme evolved in vision:
to re-inspire our individual, collective aspiration in order to achieving of Auroville Charter and A Dream.

More details are available on Auronet ( https://www.auroville.org.in )


envisonage committee

The ‘After-Meeting Interview’

Should we open Auroville's doors and allow people to find out for themselves if the 'city of dawn' is their community; or should we assume the responsibility to select candidates carefully? How can we avoid the Entry Service to be closed for such a long time? Do New Comers feel under scrutiny during the one year process? What can we do to involve more Tamil New Comers and Aurovillians to these meetings? Auroville Radio asks participants of the meeting to express their view.


Comments: 0 Date: 15 May 2017

Celebration of working groups at Unity Pavilion, Monday 18th December

On Monday the 18th of December 2017, the Residents Assembly Service hosted a welcome meeting at Unity Pavilion for the new members of the four participatory working groups.
The Auroville Council, Working Committee, Funds and Assets Management Committee, and the newly formed L'avenir d'Auroville gathered to each give a presentation.
Some participants expressed gratitude towards their colleagues and described their working experience as part of a learning process.
The presentations given also functioned as feedback between colleagues, which helped to heal and improve relationships between individuals.
All participants maintained a positive outlook to embrace the future and its challenges.

Thanks to the generosity of Tanto, Well Cafe, Visitor Center Cafeteria and Naturellement for the dinner and dance that were held afterwards

A New Step For Auroville

Patrizia Saccá is a paralympic table tennis champion who overcame her disabilities by becoming a champion. She describes her visit to Auroville in Italian translated to English by her friend, Susmita. She is in awe of the Matrimandir and recalls her visit to the inner chamber with the help of Susmita, who is a pioneer of the Accessible Auroville project. She describes in vivid detail how the peaceful atmosphere made her feel, and the reason that she keeps going back to relive the experience. The interview is conducted outside the Matrimandir, the place that inspires Patrizia.
They also discuss the concept of human unity, which they feel goes beyond goes caste and color to include people with disabilities. Susmita and she remind us that we are, above all, human beings and we deserve to feel equally loved and respected. They shed light upon the importance of the issue of accessibility and are confident that a new step for the City That The Earth Needs is making Auroville fully accessible at all fronts. Patrizia also shares with us the secret behind her success and positivity in life.

Gli ascoltatori Italiani possono ascoltare l'intervista con Patrizia Saccá tradotta da Susmita in Ingese. Patrizia Saccá e' un'atleta paraolimpica che sta visitando Auroville.

Sophia's mission

Sophia is on a mission to treat every dog that she comes across in and around Auroville that is suffering from scabies or maggot wounds. It is her love for animals that drives her everyday to raise awareness about how the diseases are quite treatable. Usually, these diseases go unnoticed and the dog eventually dies.

While Sophia goes around trying to help raise awareness and treat such dogs on her own, anyone who is interested in joining her endeavour is more than welcome to contact her : +91 9566173799

EARTH&US PRESENTS THE HAPPINESS WORKSHOP

Earth&US operates on the principles of creativity, sustainability and genuine compassion. This is evident from the unique and effective ventures they are creating, This eco-driven consulting unit, is offering Strategic Soloutions for a Sustainable Planet. But what does it take to really solve our current day circumstances ? What do we actually want to achieve ?
Earth&US believes going straight to the point, Happiness. At the end of the day, we all yearn to have happiness in our life so why not work straight for it rather than going around it.
Earth&Us introduces to us ' happiness Workshop ' . This workshop is mainly focused on University students and also working professionals in the Corporate world. Often is the case a person can aspires for a sense of Happiness at the end of his working life, somehow we have been programmed to postpone our desires today and endure in pursuit of Happiness. Earth&US suggests the opposite, you are more likely to learn to be Happy now and not plan it as an event at the end of your life. The real work is to be happy and spread the happiness, today.

AV Safety and Security

Yesterday's Information Meeting of Auroville Safety & Security Team at SAWCHU, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India was not well attended from the side of community.
Current AV Safety&Security Team , consisting of Samuel, Indra, Srijita, Mattheiu, Peter, Carlos, and the guards, which took its place about year and a half ago, shared intensively with us what are they going through, changes they have implemented in their work, obstacles, scope of work, and future plans. In all they also emphasized the importance of prevention rather than intervention. In this aspect collaboration with the community is of utmost importance. They would like to have wider interaction with the members of the community from sharing of information to the appropriate attitude of each of the member of the community. Just for an example - in past year 90% of thefts occurred due to the fact that people leaved the doors unlocked!

Eco Femme's journey so far


Eco Femme began in 2010 and aims to promote cloth pads amongst women by raising more awareness. In this interview, Kathy talks about the hazards of using plastic sanitary pads, the taboos that surround menstruation, and the need to make the switch.

Find out more about Eco Femme at
https://ecofemme.org/

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