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GB meetings, Nominations

RAS shares – According to the community’s Participatory Working Groups system, a number of working group members are replaced: the Auroville Council – 3 members; the Working Committee – 3 members; the Funds and Assets Management Committee – 2 members. This year we’re also selecting a new Town Development Council (l’Avenir d’Auroville).You’re invited to participate in these important events by nominating those community members that you think could be potential working group members and/or participants of the selection process.Please note, that the deadline for nominations is Saturday, August, 5..

The Working Committee says that the next meeting of the Governing Board of the Auroville Foundation is scheduled for August 13 and 14; with reports from working groups and/or individuals.

Annapurna News Letter #4

La Piscine The Life Saving Certification Course dates have been changed to August 4 – August 7.The Coach from Rashtriya Life Saving Society has also informed us that anyone who wishes to get only First-Aid Certification may do so by attending the first 2 days: August 4 and 5. The cost of First-Aid Certication only is Rs. 2500Both Life Saving and First Aid certificates are recognized internationally.

To do yoga, one of the most important things to achieve is to get rid of all attachment to the past.Let the past be past and concentrate only on the progress you want to make and the surrender to the Divine you have to achieve.
My blessings and help are always with
you.
With
love.
The Mother
10 January 1967 
Vol.15

VOX POP on Water

We did of VOX POP on water shortage in Auroville., trying to find out the level of awareness amongst the population.
Most are aware that we are facing sever water scarcity, and they do perform small steps to conserve water in their houses,
Somebody said. “…humanity tends not to look at the conservation until it is a disaster …”

Film Festivals, Our Water,

Saturday, 22nd July, from 4 pm onwards at the Container Opposite PTDC Join them in celebrating abundance and generosity at Auroville Library of Things (ALoT). Bring a toy or more to share and find something new to play with this Saturday!Let us reach into our homes, closets and shelves for toys that are not being used to their full capacity.

RAS shares with the community that time has come for nominations-
Nominations for the New TDC (Selection process dates Oct 20, 21 & 22) This year, the community will also select an entirely new Town Development Council (l’Avenir d’Auroville). Please familiarise yourself with the new TDC structure and Terms of Reference (ToR).
Nominations for Working Group members and Selection Process .
The deadline for nominations is Satuday August 5, 2017!

Auroville Film Festival 2017 (December 16-23): To submit films into the 3 categories (by Aurovilians, about Auroville, by students of Auroville) please go to the same link given below. The deadline is July 31st. after you register your film please bring a copy or copies (if you are submitting more than 1) on a pen drive to our office in Sharnga – the AVFF team [Ph: 262 3187] https://filmfreeway.com/festival/AurovilleFilmFestival

Alliance Francaise Pondichéry hosts the European Union Film Festival 2017 from 15 July until 03 August !22 Films from 22 different European Union Member States are screened in our Auditorium every other day (in original version with English subtitles)

Lord , we are upon earth to accomplish Thy work of transformation. It is our sole will, our sole preoccupation. Grant that it may be also our sole occupation and that all our actions may help us towards this single goal.
Words of The Mother, Vol. 13

Horses in Auroville

Horses and Humans share a special relationship with each other through love and understanding. In conversation with Achilles and Mahi from Baraka and Priyamvada from Horse-Friends at Deha Shakti, we get to know more about the horses and their activities at the farm.

WC Shares, Water Scarcity

The Working Committee informs that the next meeting of the Governing Board of the Auroville Foundation is scheduled for August 13 and 14.

The Working Committee share The former members of the International Advisory Council sent us the attached letter to all Aurovilians.

Water Groupn informs that we are in the worst Tamil Nadu Drought in 140 Years, Reservoirs 81% down. Auroville Water Table Falling at 50cm a month.
What each of us can do to save the water……

Wednesday 19th July at 5 pm Hall of Peace, Unity Pavilion Korean Tea Ceremony With Tea-master Jeong Ok. Kim from Korea together with Kyong Hyon Lee, Mi Kyung and Jeon.

This soul of desire is a separative soul of ego and all its instincts are for a separative slef-afirmation; it pushes always openly or under more or less shining masks, for its own growth, for possession, for enjoyment, for conquest and empire.
The Synthesis of Yoga by Sri Aurobindo

Mr. Anathoo speaking on SAFE FOOD

An interactive session with Mr. Anathoo at Sustainable Livelihood Institute (SLI)
– An activist with deep commitment towards sustainability and involved in setting up several amazing ventures related to organic farming including ReStore (www.restore.org.in),OFM (www.ofmtn.in) and Tula (tula.org.in), an orgnaic cotton initiative. He has also been recently involved with the anti-GM Mustard campaign as well as the force behind organising the National Seed Savers & Diversity Festival at Anna University, Chennai.
Mr. Anathoo clearly states how commercialization of the agriculture industry is literally poisoning our food and our lives. In his talk in SLI, he presented with some serious facts and figures clearly pointing out the trend the agriculture industry in adopting by allowing practices like genetically modifies seeds which is a great fraud to our nutritional needs but also encourages the culture of heavy fertilizer and pesticide use. He stresses on the urgency on the consumers to become aware and start demanding for standardized and organic produce which is not only healthy to human but also keep the natural cycle of cultivation in check which supports the entire biosphere connected to producing and harvesting crops.

Marc's Coffees

The Growing Culture Of Coffee In India

India is the sixth largest coffee producer in the world, and although the vast majority of Indians still prefer to start their day with tea, the trend of coffee consumption is changing in India. More and more European style cafés and eateries, where friends can gather and socialize over a cup of coffee, are now popping up all over urban India.
This café trend has introduced in India a variety of espresso, cappuccino, latte and more to people who had far fewer options before. Coffee drinkers now start to develop a palate for quality coffee and crave for more variety.

In the past, because coffee was seen as an export crop only, high-quality Indian beans were sold to European companies who would process them and blend them with other beans. Retailers would then import such products to sell to their own customers. Today entrepreneurs like Marc’s Coffees are starting to change all of that.
A number of cafés today are popping up in cities all over India, buying and roasting Indian coffees especially for the domestic market.

India still exports almost 80 percent of the beans it produces, but in the past ten years, the consumption of coffee in India has increased by 40%.
For farmers, this recent domestic demand for coffee is giving hope of expansion and increased profit.

Our Local Food at Solitude

Solitude Farm invites us on 12th of June to experience a week of eating food only grown in Auroville. Participants will be invited to learn how to use the local ingredients, will also be able to get involved with harvest and we will touch on how to make our own gardens and explore how to bring our community together to create change.

Auroville Institute of Applied Technology signed MOU with 6 companies in Tamil Nadu 
and Pondicherry to be partner, and consolidated industry stipend for 96 students under the Dual System of Training. That way Auroville youth have a unique opportunity to learn technology in various disciplines in the Dual System of Training at Auroville Institute of Applied Technology.

WC informs us that for the full month of June 2017, the Working Committee Secretariat will be open only in the mornings from 9:30am to 12:30pm

When you awake, you cross a line of no return, and you never see the world in the same way. You are still dreaming—because you cannot avoid dreaming, because dreaming is the function of the mind–but the difference is that you know it’s a dream.
Don Miguel Ruiz

Water Crisis

Few days back working groups announced the water crisis, and pleaded the community to be careful in usage of our water. This morning we hosted Tom and Ing-Marie from Water group with updates, and currents situation on water .
Tom in details explains where do we get our water from, and what would be the steps in extreme situation or crisis, in which we are headed if there would be no rainfall in near future. Ing-Maries shares some tips on how to save water, with emphasis that those, and more, are available on the web page of Water Group.
The group sees future of our water in rain harvesting.
Still, situation is severe, and it will take an awareness, and committed acts of each of us to face water crisis.


Comments: 0 Date: 31 May 2017

Water, RAD on TDC, Heat

The Water Group, AVC, FAMC, TDC and WC ask that you please
conserve water wherever you can! http://aurovillewater.in/for-aurovilians/ .

The Residents’ Assembly Decision-Making campaign has started.
– Voting ONLINE (use your personal link sent via RAS’ mass mail on Saturday, May 13); or
– ON PAPER (vote forms have been attached to last week’s News & Notes. Fill in the form, bring it to the RAS’ office – Monday-Friday from 10 am to 12 pm up to May 26). 

The Working Committee informs us on AADHAAR Camp in Auroville from 24 to 30 May at the Auroville Foundation building.

SUMMER PROGRAM AT KINDERGARTEN Auroville Kindergartens at Center Field are offering during four weeks a Summer Program of crafts, games, swimming pool and more to children age 4 to 7 (not for Jallam and Yellow groups) – on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays, from 9 a.m. to 12.00

The Auroville Library of Things (AloT) is now ready to serve the community – 10am to 1pm and 3pm to 5pm Monday to Saturday. Location – Container opposite PTDC.

All our nature must make an integral surrender, it must offer itself in every part and every movement to that which seems to the unregeneratedsense-mind so much less real than the material world and its objects.
The Synthesis of Yoga
Sri Aurobindo

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