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Mr. Laksminarayanan, former AD panchayat, Govt. of Tamil Nadu, & Currently liaison officer, SLI ( Sustainable Livelihood Institute ).
He has over 40 years of experience in working with the grassroot governance institutions. He delivers a powerful presentation, educating the locals upon the up coming panchayat elections. Mr. Laksminarayanan emphasis on the fact that every voting member is a part of ‘graham sabha ‘ and in turn has judiciary powers of the elected panchayat official, if required so. He educates, that Tamil Nadu has had a history of local panchayat governance right from 700 A.D. , and points out to various policies for qualification and disqualification of elected members which have been made clear, even in that era. He emphasis on the role of the Graham Sabha and highlights to the fact, every voting member is automatically a member of the graham sabha and has judiciary powers over the elected members and can bring them to accountability if required. Mr. Laksminarayanan dwells upon these serious issues with a rather jolly mood and reminds the people that, gone are the days when elected members of panchayat can favoritism of any kind and the elected members must work diligently to make sure all the basic needs of villagers are met. He is responsible in his professional life, to have lead and caused up to 31 panchayat elected official, to be disqualified and resign.
For the first time, Auroville celebrated the Pongal Thanksgiving Festival traditionally. Pongal was celebrated at Friday in front of the solar kitchen. As it was organized by Tamil people and some Auroville units, the city got an authentic glimpse of Indias most important festival. A Soundcollage with Soundscape, music and interviews.
‘Go Push go’ were the words heard from the group of people supporting Pushpanath for the 450 km long walk, which commenced from Gandhi Thidal in Pondicherry on the 20th of November, Friday.
The intention of the walk is to create awareness about climate change and support the newly proposed Fair Trade Twin Towns – Pondicherry and Auroville.
Even though the 64 year old activist has ‘ageing legs’, as he said, the ‘extra-ordinary’ downpour of rain, in fact encouraged him more for the walk, as the cause for the same was more important and needed for the living community around the globe.
The first stop being Auroville, we saw Push sipping cups of chai and grabbing some pieces of cake at the Visitor’s Centre. Listen to what he has to say about the incredible journey and his ideas of climate change.
Join hands with him by knowing more about his stops between Pondicherry and Ooty, his final destination. The walk ends on the 10th of December!
We explored the town hall offices and interviewed as many people as possible. Learn about their work, their responsibilities, what makes it fun or difficult and what they would do if they had a super-power!
An International Day of Yoga was declared by UNESCO to be celebrated on 21st of June. 190 countries today all over the world celebrates it. Ministry of AYUSH of Government of India proclaimed – “Practice Yoga. Live Life to its full potential. Rejuvenate with Yoga: Live Life to its full Potential.” Here in Auroville we celebrated it with Surya Namaskar at Savitri Bhavan, International Zone early in the morning.
Embrace The Moment – Yoga Music to enhance your practice – Herrin
Spiritual Ascension Music _ Meditation
BRAHAMA BREATH – Yoga Class Mantras ft Nitai Pada Kamala
OM SAHANA VAVATU – Yoga Class Mantras by Sandro Shankara, Piero Granti & Felipe
GURU PUJA – Yoga Class Mantras – Yoga Class Mantras
SHIVA SHANKARA NAMA SHIVAYA – Yoga Class Mantras by Sandro Shankara, Piero G
SABMIL BOLO – Yoga Class Mantras by Sandro Shankara, Piero Grandi & Felipe Mercandelli
MOLA MANTRA – Yoga Class Mantras – Sandro Shankara, Piero Grandi, Felipe Mer. SHIVA SAMADHI – Yoga Class Mantras – Sandro Shankara, Piero Grandi e Felipe Mercandelli
Shavasana Song – Yoga Class Mantras ft. Nitai Pada Kamala
Nawang Khechog – Peace Through Kindness from Music for Yoga
Anandi presents Auroville, featured by the local radio in Casa Plena, San Cristóbal de las Casas, Chiapas – Mexico.
With thanks to www.SanCrisTV.com – La televisión cultural, alternativa e independiente en San Cristóbal de Las Casas, Chiapas, Mexico for sharing the interview with the Auroville Radio.