The Sri Aurobindo Ashram was established in the early 20th century by Sri Aurobindo and his Mother whose vision was the integrity of mankind. At the inauguration, soil samples of 124 nationalities were brought and put in the Urn which is in the amphitheatre. Auroville gives hope to children and youth.
In one word “Human Unity”.
It has many organizations under it. To name a few, they are as follows:
This is a primary school for village children that helps them understand the basics of life. Principles of Sri Aurobindo are followed here. Vocational activities like carpentry, tailoring, clay work, electronics, computers, sports, music and dance and taught here.
Health Care and Education:
Auroville Institute of Applied Technology:
AIAT conducts industry oriented international programmes which help in personal development and help them live a life of dignity.
In this project, 600 fisherwomen make dolls with raw materials of industrial waste. This project runs on social support. Another project “Smallsteps” works on the environmental problem of plastic carry bags.
Solar Village Project:
The villages have been equipped with clean and green energy. This project has improved the quality of life and reduced environmental and health concerns.
There are many more such projects that are being developed such as health centres, pharmacy and village centres that provide regular health checkups to village adults and children.
One might choose to visit Auroville for a fortnight or a week or even a day. We will need to obtain prior visiting permission. Auroville is an epitome of humanity and everyone should make a visit here once in a lifetime!
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