New” SAIIER building
by Andrea   
Friday, 08 November 2013

From right to left: Dr Karan Singh, Aster Patel, N.Bala Baskar & Sanjeev (Photographer: Andrea)After many years, and having, since 1984, resided at Bharat Nivas, SAIIER (Sri Aurobindo International Institute for Educational Research), has finally got access to its new office. The official inauguration took place this morning, next to the Auroville Foundation building of the Town Hall complex. SAIIER is the covering umbrella for all education an transport activities and projects in Auroville. Starting with an invocation song by Joy, during the ceremonial Dr. Karan Singh presented gifts to the architect and the builders. The people gathered were also invited to visit the new space.

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Units under SAIIER umbrella: Schools for Auroville (Kindergarten, Transition School, Deepanam School, Last School), Schools in Auroville for Village children (Arulvazhi School, Ilaignarkal School, Isaiambalam School, New Creation School, Tamil Ulagam, Evening Schools, Udavi School), Youth Activities (Dehashakti Sports, Kailash, Art Youth Atelier (AYA)). Other project supported by SAIIER: LEC (Life Education Centre), CIRHU (Centre for International Research in Human Unity), Savitri Bhavan, Lilaloka, LOE (Laboratory of Evolution), CRCP (Centre for Research in Communication and Publication), CIC (Centre for Indian Culture), French Language Lab, Auroville Library, Aurofilm, Auroville Transport, Ritam (bi-annual journal) and the Scholarship and Educational Fund. Presents were given to workers (Photographer: Giorgio) Dr Karan Singh (Photographer: Giorgio) Cutting the ribbon ceremony (Photographer: Giorgio) Walking inside the building (Photographer: Giorgio) Office space on the ground floor (Photographer: Giorgio)