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Posts Tagged ‘dr. Karan Singh’

Letter of IAC to Community

In today’s news awe are featuring Letter from IAC members to the community – saying that a new Governing Board for the Auroville Foundation is in the process ofbeing nominated. They are all delighted that Dr. Karan Singh will continue as the Chairman of the
new Board. As is the practice, a new IAC will also be constituted soon thereafter and they felt this might be an appropriate time to write to us and share a few thoughts.
IAC are Mark Tully Vishakha Desai Shaunaka Rishi Das Kabir Shaik Julian Lines

We have another 2 days left for feedback on new Entry Policy .

On Monday,19th June 4-5 pm we are invited to a Presentation at SLI. On re-design training process For Rural Development Institutes of Tamil Nadu Government..

You are immortal; you exist for billions of years in different manifestations, because you are Life, and Life cannot die.
Don Miguel Ruiz

Thought for Goodby, Peace

In today;s news we are featuring some thoughts of Governing Board members while saying goodbye to the community past Thursday, 8th of September…..

The Auroville Council is presenting the draft document of the “Appeal Process} against working groups’ decisions” elaborated by its sub group.

A {Message from Thiru Mohan Verghese Chunkath, IAS (Retd.),Secretary of the Auroville Foundation

RAS invites us on Tuesday 13th at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion to a General Meeting on Residents’ Assembly Decision Making System (RAD) to hear and discuss a:Proposed New Decision-making System for Auroville

Saturday 17th September at 5pm at MMC THE FRENCH PAVILION
presents Toward an alternative complementary economy for Auroville and its surroundings”A Conference in French byYves Laborde (

The ideal attitude of the sadhaka towards Time is to have an endless patience as if he had all eternity for his fulfillment and yet to develop the energy that shall realise now and with an ever-increasing mastery and pressure of rapiidity till it reaches the miraculous instantaneoussness of the supreme divine Transformation
Sri Aurobidno. The Stnthesis of Yoga

GB, GM, Aikido

This afternoon at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion Dr. Karan Singh will say goodbye to the Auroville Community since his term in Governing Board is coming to an end.

Today at 3.30pm at Citadine Art Gallery CIRHU invites to Aurovilian Conversations – where B will have a glimpse on Sunlit Path

RAS invites us on Tuesday 13th at 4.30pm at Unity Pavilion General Meeting on Residents’ Assembly Decision Making System


AIKIDO OPEN CLASS on Sunday morning 11th, from 10.00 to 11.30 am at the Auroville Budokan (Dehashakti)

Sincerity means to lift all the movements of the being to the level of the highest consciousness and realisation already attained.Sincerity exacts the unification and harmonisation of the whole being in all its parts and movements around the central Divine Will.
Sri Aurobindo

R.I.P. Vinod, AVFF15, Singing

The community bid farewell yesterday afternoon to our dear brother and friend Vinod, who has started HERS near Ganesh Bakery decades ago.
R.I.P. dear Vinod.

AVFF15 is going on, and today we will see our students’ movies in the afternoon at Cinema Paradiso.

Auroville Singing Festival will be on Saturday 10th October from 8 pm to 9:30 pm and Sunday 11th October from 6 pm to 7:30 pm at Sri Aurobindo Auditorium, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India, International Zone, with different programs on each day, and with some 26 songs in 12 languages by 130 participants.

Comments: 0 Date: 05 Oct 2015

AVFF15 Community Event, GB&IAC

In today’s news we are featuring Tom, one of the organizers of the Auroville Film Festival 15 which starts tomorrow, Friday 2nd of October at 5pm at Plazza in Town Hall. Tom shares with us some insight on logistic of the festival, and the food part, where amongst others “Auroville Pizza” was invented, and will be facilitated by Youth Center team; but if you got any surpluses of vegetables for pizza toppings at your garden feel free and welcome to bring them at Town Hall to contribute to Auroville Pizza.

The Archives Team invite us on Sunday 4rd of Octoberat 9.30 am to laying of The Foundation Stone of the new building for Auroville Archives (next to SAIIER building in Toan Hall) by Major General Krishna Tewari and Dr Karan Singh, the Chairman of the Auroville Foundation In the presence of the members of the Governing Board and International Advisory Council.

AVHS invites us on Saturday the 3rd of October between 4-5 pm for laying of the foundation stone for their project Assisted living Home for Seniors in the presence of the chairman of the Governing Board in Arka.

A divine harmony shall be earth’s law, Beauty and Joy remould her way to live…
– Sri Aurobindo

Comments: 0 Date: 01 Oct 2015

AVFF15, AV Archives

Tomorrow 29th at 4:30 pm at SAIIER Conference Hall we can see a Presentation on Auroville Community Network .

The Archives Team invite us on the 3rd of October at 9.30 am to laying of the foundation stone of the new building for Auroville Archives (adjacent to the SAIIER building) laid by Major General Krishna Tewari (its founder and director for the past 25 years) and Dr Karan Singh (The Chairman of the Auroville Foundation) in the presence of the members of the Governing Board and International Advisory Council. All are welcome to celebrate the occasion and pay tribute to Krishna for his wonderful contribution to Mother’s work and our community.

Residents Assembly Team in collaboration with the Action Groups, the Vision Task Force and the Working Committee invite us to participate in a WayForward discussion on Friday 2nd October, from 11: 00 am – 13.00 pm followed by a joined lunch at Unity Pavilion. Auroville Film Festival 2015 opens on Friday 2nd of October at the Plazza at Town Hall, and it will go on until Wednesday 7th of October with screening of films in different categories from 9.30am til late night at three locations in Town Hall, live music between 5pm to 7pm, stalls with good food, conversations and round tables….

There is a purpose in life – and it is the only true and lasting one – the Divine. Turn to Him and the emptiness will go.
The Words of the Mother, Vol. 14

Comments: 0 Date: 28 Sep 2015

Plenary of AV Retreat

For the conclusion of Auroville Retreat in which 150 members of the community actively dedicated past two days with brainstorming on possible solutions to move forward in all the major aspect of our lives, we heard some interesting suggestions and words of thanks. But most inspiring were the words of chairman of Governing Board, which members along with International Advisory Council were also present at the occasion, Dr. Karan Singh who amongst others expressed that he can feel a change, shift in the community, and for the first time sees smiles on our faces.

Plays, Lecture and Art

Weekend ahead of us will mostly pass in cultural events, starting Saturday at 8 pm at Sri Aurobindo Amphitheater, Bharat Nivas, Pavilion of India in International Zone with play The Tenth Head, presented by Adishkati. They will continue the next day at 7 pm with two plays Nidravatwam and Hanuman and Ramayana. On Saturday we are invited to Dr. Karan Singh lecture on THE LAST MESSAGE OF SRI AUROBINDO in the Ashram Theatre, Rue Suffren – Pondicherry. Art Chakra on Sunday from 10.30 am on at Kala Kendra, Bharat Nivas, volunteers’ performance, presentation.

Life is a perpetual choice between truth and falsehood, light and darkness, progress and regression,the ascent towards the heights or a fall into the abyss. It is for each one to choose freely.
The Words of The Mother, Vol.14

Comments: 0 Date: 31 Jul 2014

Yatra Art Joy, Lecture on SA

Today at 7.30pm we are invited to a Singing & Dancing Circle around the fire in Yatra with Joyful songs from all over the world – On Keyboard and drums Antje, Diana, Osiva, Rani and friend. They will celebrate also tomorrow with short movies from 6pm onward. Working Committee informs us that On Saturday the 2nd of August 2014 at 5.30 pm In the Ashram Theatre we are cordially invited To a lecture by Dr.Karan Singh on THE LAST MESSAGE OF SRI AUROBINDO. Transportation is arranged – two buses will leave Solar Kitchen at 4.30 pm on Saturday.

The true purpose of life To live for the Divine, or to live for the Truth, or at least to live for one’s soul. And the true sincerity To live for the Divine without expecting any benefit from Him in return.
The Words of The Mother, Vol.14

Comments: 0 Date: 28 Jul 2014

Dance Workshop

In today’s news we are featuring letter of Dr. Karan Singh to the community – please see read more. Past Friday at Apparao Galleries’in Chennai inaugurated The Sacred Space, an exhibition of sculptures and installations in a palette of whites, by artist’Pierre Legrand.The exhibition continues till’Friday, July 25th. On Friday from 3pm to 6pm at SAWCHU every one is invited by Africa House to a dance workshop on African dances by Luis Paulo Almeida-Mozambique. He will later at 7.30pm presented his country, and gladly answer all your questions

Yes, there are happy ways near to God’s sun; But few are they who tread the sunlit path; Only the pure in soul can walk in light. Sri Aurobindo, Savitri B. VI, C. II, P. 448 **************************************************************************************** Dear friends,’ 7 May 2014′ Due to the general elections, I was obliged to postpone the Governing Board and the International Advisory Committee meetings scheduled in June. They will now be held on 1-3 August 2014. Meanwhile, I would like to share with you three areas in which I feel urgent action is necessary.’ Firstly, I am very disappointed at the apparent inability of Aurovilleans to choose at regular intervals the seven members Working Committee as laid down in the Act. The whole so-called "Auroville Process"’ of selecting members for the Working Committee seems to be permanently bogged down in confusion/ controversy as a result of which I find that invariably the existing Working Committee is obliged to carry on even after its tenure is over, while desperate efforts are made to choose new members. May I suggest that the simplest way to do this would be through a proper election: either physically or by E-mail, instead of the present convoluted procedure. I urge the community to give this matter their urgent consideration because the lack of a legally constituted and empowered Working Committee tends to weaken the functioning of Auroville, as well as the Governing Board.’ The second matter which, as you know, has been weighing on my mind is the whole question of land acquisition by purchase or exchange. I do not see any major break-through yet in this area, and every month that is lost means that the price of land is rising and the dangers of commercial interests intruding into Auroville steadily growing. I am unable to understand why the community is not taking this matter up with the seriousness that it deserves. In the final analysis, if we do not get the land we will not be able to build the city.’ Thirdly, I am not quite sure whether the Town Development Committee is fully functional.’ We have the great advantage of guidance from Dr. B.K. Doshi, but despite that I am left with the impression that we are not making adequate progress in planning and building the city. I am open to correction here, but would like to be assured that the TDC is indeed fully functional. In this context have we taken full advantage of the Advisory Committee set up with distinguished members?’ On the brighter side, I was glad to learn that my long-standing suggestion that all those connected with education in Auroville should get together and work out an integrated educational structure, including higher education is being pursued. I believe a group is working on this, and I look forward to get a report at the next Governing Board meeting. I am also happy that, at long last, the Bharat Nivas Trust has been duly registered, which should help in the enhanced performance of this important institution.’ Warm regards and best wishes to you all.’ Karan Singh

Comments: 0 Date: 09 Jun 2014