Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Auroville The Universal City Of Dawn

How did Auroville begin?
The concept of Auroville - an ideal township devoted to an experiment in human unity - came to the Mother as early as the 1930s. In the mid 1960s the Sri Aurobindo Society in Pondicherry proposed to Her that such a township should be started. She gave her blessings. The concept was then put before the Govt. of India, who gave their backing and took it to the General Assembly of UNESCO. In 1966 UNESCO passed a unanimous resolution commending it as a project of importance to the future of humanity, thereby giving their full encouragement.
Why Auroville?
The purpose of Auroville is to realise human unity – in diversity. Today Auroville is recognised as the first and only internationally endorsed ongoing experiment in human unity and transformation of consciousness, also concerned with - and practically researching into - sustainable living and the future cultural, environmental, social and spiritual needs of mankind.

"a day will come,when every nation will follow the model of auroville"

1 comment:

anjali gupta said...

Very informational post. Also known as 'The French Riviera of the East', Pondicherry exhibits a heavy French influence, which is more evident at the destination's old quarters. When it comes to accommodation, there are plenty of hotels in Pondicherry to choose from.