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Posts Tagged ‘Weather’

Vox Pop on Monsoon

An interview with the people of Auroville discussing the arrival of monsoon, the difficulties that come with it and precautions to be taken before the onset of rains.

Environment in Architecture

Environment plays an important role in the society we live in. In this presentation by Omar, get to know about environment dating from prehistoric times to the 21st century.

VOX POP on Summer

We, Yona and Leela, are two Future School students who came to do their first week of volunteering in the AV Radio. We learned to make play lists, edit recordings and for the day before our last we went to two schools in order to ask a couple people the same questions about a hot topic in Auroville at the moment, SUMMER!
No one can escape the heat, not even with the latest rains (which we are all extremely grateful) so we decided that instead of trying to forget about or ignore the weather, we will bring it up and see what people have to say.

Feedback on EP, MM closed

RAD on restructuring TDC/L’Avenir d’Auroville was ratified by 81% of votes.

RAS shares that on 11th May, 2017, an information-sharing General Meeting (GM) was held, where the Entry Task Group (ETG) presented the proposed changes to the Entry Policy 2015. We are invited to answer some questions on this topic (the feedback period will run for two weeks until Wednesday, June 14)

Auroville Institute of Applied Technology signed MOU with 6 companies in Tamil Nadu 
and Pondicherry to be partner; and thus aquired industry stipend for 96 students under the Dual System of Training.

The Matrimandir Team informs us that Matrimandir will be closed to visitors for urgent renovation and repair works from 5.6.2017 to 5.7.2017. For Aurovilians, concentration the Matrimandir will be open from 6 – 8 am and from 5.30 to 8 pm only.

Be honest towards yourself -(no self-deception). Be sincere towards the Divine – (no bargaining in the surrender). Be straightforward with humanity -(no pretence and show).
The Mother, 25th of June 1963

Water, RAD on TDC, Heat

The Water Group, AVC, FAMC, TDC and WC ask that you please
conserve water wherever you can! .

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

Solar Kitchen Roundabout Meeting

An open discussion on the Solar Kitchen roundabout.  The objective is to look at positive and negative aspects of the design and see which features need to be modified and improved. The conference took place at SAIIER conference room L’avenir d’Auroville  and all community people were invited for the open discussion.

Comments: 0 Date: 16 Jun 2016

Mother's Q & A – 30/11/55, Part 1

Mother’s Questions and Answers, November 30, 1955, Part 1

Mother explains that weather conditions are caused by small entities which we can talk to if we want a change in the weather. She teaches that all forces are personal and all things in Nature are personal, but if we consider them as impersonal things our relationship with them is impersonal. It seems that at the time of this class there is a lot of rain which could interfere with a performance if it is not stopped. Mother speaks about her investigation into the real reason for the rain. This week there is no original French tape recording of Mother’s class.

Pondicherry Equestrian Challenge

The Pondicherry Equestrian Challenge (PEC) 2016 has been organized for two weeks at the RED EARTH RIDING SCHOOL, Auroville. Many riders from Bangalore, Chennai, Cuddalore, Tirupur, Pondicherry and Auroville have participated in the wonderful event.

The local residents and guests and visitors of Auroville enjoyed the Jumping Challenge at this PEC 2016. Events like these make youth energized says a visitor.

Parents should make sure of making their children involve in various sports and extra curricular activities which helps their growth in an inclusive manner rather than forcing them to stick to books alone. Books provide knowledge and wisdom and activities like these promotes holistic development.

Cash prizes were given to the winners in three categories. CAT A: 135 Cms, CAT B: 120 Cms and CAT C: 110 Cms.

The interesting thing about these competitions was that students of grade 8 have taken part. Therefore, there were various levels of competitions depending on the height of their strengths.

Programs like these should be encouraged by governments and the civil societies to develop a spirit for Equestrian culture, says Sri, a resident of Auroville.

Some photos courtesy by

Comments: 1 Date: 07 Mar 2016

Water is gone, problems rise

After the flood, damages and health problems in the villages come to light
The program is in English and Tamil.
Crossing a village like Bommapalayam near the beach, everything seems well. The main street, which has been flooded two weeks ago, is dry, woman are sitting in front of their houses sieving grain.
But when we ask them how they are, lots of them get angry: They have been all flood victims, but none of them got any help. Water stood into their houses and damaged walls, ground water got polluted by entering flood water. In Edayanchavadi, we met families whose members are completely infected by a skin illness, having perforated feet.
It is always the poorest, low caste, the woman and children who are suffering most, like the little son of Venkatesh, who works in Auroville Town Hall. And sometimes, they need only small amounts. In Kuilappalayam,In front of New Creation, the property of one family is still flooded completely. It attracts invasions of mosquitoes, and lately, they had a group of water snakes in front of their door.
Auroville has set up a help fund for affected villagers which coordinates material and financial support. Donations are very welcome.

See also the interview with help relief coordinator Anita

How to donate:

Financial Service Account No. 251220
For transfers from Indian bank.
Auroville Maintenance
Account number – 163101000118
ICICI bank Auroville
Ifscode – ICIC0001631
Description – Flood relief
For transfers from abroad
State bank of India Auroville township.
Purpose: Flood relief
Branch Code – 03160
Swift Code – SBININBB474
Account – Aurovill unity fund
Account Number 10237876508

We are living in a disaster area

Help is still very much needed into the affected villages

Anita, Aurovillan from North India, is a woman with a big heart and all the energy to move things. People like her are very much needed in our region right now. ”We are in a natural disaster” she says, ”but we are not in the disaster areas set up by the government, like Chennai”. So the villages around Auroville which had been flooded have few hope to get any support if not from Aurovillans. But there are lots of houses damaged or even destroyed, waste water entered drinking water taps, insects are increasing rapidly and, as Anita warns, there is a high epidemic risk right now. During the rainy season, the most heavily affected people had to live in public halls like village schools. Now, the majority of them went back into their houses – and had to face all the damage and the stink around. ”We are entering in a new phase of disaster help”, Anita says: to clean up, and to prevent the outbreak of more illnesses. For this purpose, every day, sometimes every hour counts.

Auroville has set up a help fund for affected villagers which coordinates material and financial support. Donations are very welcome.

How to donate:

In Auroville:

Financial service account no. 251220
ACCOUNT NUMBER – 163101000118
Ifscode – ICIC0001631
Description – FLOOD RELIEF
Branch Code – 03160
Swift Code – SBININBB474
Account Number 10237876508

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