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Posts Tagged ‘Sustainability’

49th Foundation Day of Auroville

Right after the sunrise bonfire at the Matrimandir, Aurovillians have participated in the photo gathering at Tibetian Pavilion on 28 February 2017 to celebrate the 49th Foundation Day of Auroville.

Participants were formed in the shape of ‘The Mother’s symbol’ which resembles the message of human unity and and divine consciousness. The photos were captured by the drone camera organized by Max and other members of Auroville International.

Speaking to Auroville Radio, Mr. Julia, an American who has been at Auroville International since its foundation said that this 49th Foundation Day is just special because Auroville would be gearing up for the golden jubilee celebrations next year and would cherish all the activities done so far at Auroville. He also thanked the local authorities especially the people of Pondicherry who have been generous is extending help and the helping spread the mission of human unity and peace for global development and divine consciousness.

Kavitha from Youth Link and Anandi from the Realization of Auroville have expressed their views at the program.


Comments: 0 Date: 19 Mar 2017

Integral Economy

Jean Francois Noubel leads a special gathering at the Unity Pavillion sharing his knowledge, ideas and experience about moving to an Integral Economy.
Now we need to take a deep breath and explore ways to start, to begin, this evolutionary and spiritually economic shift here in Auroville, then the world.

CAT06 Jean-Francois Noubel Shares

On Thursday the 12th Janurary 2017 Jean-Francois Noubel shared his insights, knowledge and experiences about the implementation of “The Gift Economy” and about the power and necessity of “Collective Evolution” with many helpful pointers and tools.
His approach was so inspiring and perfect for the need of the moment, prioritizing the utmost importance on bringing silence and presence into all of our daily interactions.

70% output with Solarus Solar

Eureka! Mankind has crossed yet another milestone in sustainable energy and all credit due to Solarus Solar.
A company set out to revolutionize the world with their patented innovative technology, which not only gives comparatively four times the solar output but is the only unique product in the market which can heat your water at the same time as producing electricity. We met with the Mr Leen Zevenbergen, CEO of Solarus Solar, who is here in Auroville doing their first ever installation in India. This historic accomplishment was made possible by enormous efforts and good will from Auroville Consulting and Sunlit Unit from Auroville.
It is very impressive to hear from Leen the core values on which this technology and his company is operating from, it goes to strengthen the ideology of clean energy and clean values.
The company was given a prestigious award ‘Accenture Innovation Award’ and were granted membership to the social stock exchange of London.
More details and contact info is available from their website www.solarus.com. Also joining the conversation are Nagarsammi, their representative in India and Jeron, who is working with Auroville Consulting.


Comments: 0 Date: 08 Jan 2017

Sharing Space with Service Space

Nipun! Just as the name means, ‘a clever man’, Nipun Mehta was like a Santa Claus with fresh ideas. In an introduction meet, organized by Manoj Pavitran and friends. The Participating Aurovilians got a treat this christmas when Nipus, whose name literally means Rishi, talking about ‘Gift Economy’. As Nipun suggests, we have many kinds of capital amount, to trade and deal in, money need not be the only option. Nipun along with his wife and brother started an organization, leading successfully in the world, ‘Service Space’.
The core principles of this organization are:
1. Totally volunteer operated
2. No fund-raising
3. Focus on small
He emphasis on the point of positive volition is what is required to create the desired ripple effect. When we create the correct atmosphere, the desired mind set within society can be achieved. The meet ended with a BIG group hug and people signing up for the 21 day kindness challenge. Smile cards and other positive symbols where distributed amongst Auroville as a gesture of love, for all of us to Pay-It-Forward.


Comments: 0 Date: 26 Dec 2016

'Accessible Puducherry'- Workshop

Satya Special School organized a Workshop on “ACCESSIBLE PUDUCHERRY – A STEP TOWARDS AN INCLUSION” on 21st October 2016 at Convention cum Cultural Center, Pondicherry University (A Central Univeristy). Department of Social Work has taken a profound initiative by hosting the event.

India has an estimated 70 million disabled people. Most of them remain confined to their homes due to complete lack of accessible infrastructure. Any attempt to travel, enter buildings, parks, shops etc can be impossible, unsafe or humiliating. They, therefore remain unseen, unheard, unaccounted and are rightly called – an invisible minority.
Accessibility has been one of the most neglected issues in the disability sector in India and is probably one of the crucial factors that can free up the potential and availability of opportunities for disabled people.

The Disability Act (Equal Opportunities, Protection of Rights and Full Participation) was passed by the Indian Parliament in 1995. The Act mandates non-discrimination in transportation and the built environment. However, there has not been much progress so far on these aspects, in India.

Access and Accessible refer to the freedom of choice to enter approach, communicate or make use of a situation or environment without assistance and undue difficulties.
Keeping the above, the following objectives were focused at the workshop:

1. Create awareness on accessibility among various stake-holders
2. Current status on accessibility in Puducherry
3. Road map towards an inclusive Puducherry

And the distinguished Speakers for Accessibility workshop are:

Dr. Chdambaram for the topic ‘Accessibility in Educational institutions – Pondicherry University’ ; Mr. Alkahj for ‘African Perspective on Accessibility – CIAI Pondicherry’ ; Mr. Sudhakar for ‘Accessibility Aids and its Importance – Mobility India’; Dr. Srinivas Murthy for ‘Accessibility for persons with mental disability’ ; Ms. Susmita for Accessible Auroville and Dr. Gulam for ‘Accessibility in Developed countries’ – Pondicherry university

The True Stories Of Volunteers

Tony Radet presented a an interesting talk about his alternative energy projects and his experiences while volunteering in Sacred Groves.


Comments: 0 Date: 17 Oct 2016

Jazz Cafe

In today’s news we are featuring Amando and Dhani inviting us to Jazz Cafe on Saturday 22nd at 8pm at Visitor’s Centre.

Tuesday 18th of October from 10 a.m. to 12 noon Sustainable Livelihood Institute (SLI) is presenting Lecture:on Tamil Culture: A Curtain Raiser

18th October, Tuesday, 5 – 6:30 pm within BHAVISHYATE talks at Sri Aurobindo Center of Studies – Bharat NivasI NDIA: past, present and future challenges Next session By Professor S.Swaminathan, with Topic: Indian painting tradition – Ajanta to modern times

Joy of Learning team (Alan, Lalit, Mike, Mila, Min, Sophie) announcing Tuesday October 18th 4.30 to 6.30 pm at SAIIER Auroville and Beyond….Exploring Auroville’s Bioregional Activities

Within Peace Month a Peace Walk on Saturday 22nd October Early Morning around 6:30 AM ~ 1 hour walk, starting at Visitor’s Centre.

If the growth of consciousness were considered the principal goal of life, many difficulties would find their solution.
The Mother

Why AV, IZ? War and Peace

As part of the regular discussions at CHIRU at Auroville Town Hall, Giacomo  has taken a lead in organizing a talk on ‘war and peace‘. This concept has to be much discussed and addressed in the present global era. Leo Tolstoy has written a piece on ‘war and peace’ which is very relevant in the present situation and people should learn living in peace than in war.

Giacomo  has stated that ‘peace means unity and there can be no peace without partnership and harmony.

Andrea has discussed on various wars that took place in history mainly during the 14th to 19th century. He said that Wars have been a part of human life since history and the usage of atomic bombs during the second world war have shaped the world into a nuclear driven nation-states and threaten a happy society.

Ego, Arrogance, Supremacy and Conflict between two main super powers have disturbed the innocent societies of the world. The speakers at the discussion have also discussed on the number of atomic bombs exploded during 1945-1998, it was 2053 and USA tops the list with a nuclear explosion of 1032 times. The main reason for these explosions was not to wage a real war but to create ‘deterrence’ and showcase the strength of their military to their opponents and the weaker nations.

Finally, Aryamani concluded the discussion by saying that Auroville and the International Zone of the Auroville can take a pioneer role in promoting the Unity and Peace among individuals and nations.

“We don’t realize wars when we live in peace”


Comments: 0 Date: 05 Aug 2016

Goals of IYD

In today’s news we are featuring short interview with Nikethana from Youth link inviting us to the International Youth Day which will be celebrated here in AV on Friday 12th and Saturday 13th at Unity Pavilion.

Today at 3.30pm CHIRU invites us all to Aurovilian Conversations on second floor in Town Hall. Today’s topic by Juergen, Andrea, Giacomo and Luigi – Why Auroville, why International Zone: War and Peace

Saturday 6th of August Summer Night event at SveDame from 7pm onward starting with dinner, screening the movie, continue with live band, followed by DJ.

The whole life turned towards the Divine, offered to the Divine, at the service of the Divine, to become little by little an expression of the Divine.
The words of The Mother, Vol. 14

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