Photographer:Auroville archive | Inauguration at the Amphitheatre. February 28, 1968 Photographer:Auroville archive / | The banyan near the Matrimandir Amphitheatre at the end of the 60'. Photographer:Vijay Nambiar | The banyan (as appear today) partially covering the magnificent Matrimandir.
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AIR 1968 Auroville Inauguration

Listen to an inspiring piece of broadcasting history as Mother announces the inauguration of Auroville live across India on 28 February 1968. The recording was made with Mother sitting in Pondicherry while 5000 founding members of Auroville conducted the inauguration ceremony nearby at the Matrimandir Amphitheater.
Thanks to All India Radio, her reading of the original Charter of Auroville in French was broadcast live to the amphitheater, as well as across India, while soil representing 124 nations and 23 Indian states was placed in the ground.

“Auroville wants to be the first realisation of human unity based on the teaching of Sri Aurobindo, where men of all countries would be at home”.
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