Arhandicraft's R & D section, located in the
New Creation settlement, is an undertaking enabling artisans
in the villages surrounding Auroville to produce traditional
art objects and helps them market the same.
The organisation works
from the conviction that when each individual is given the
opportunity to offer the best of his/her ability, we can all
together reach the state called human unity. "Unless
everybody in the world will have the chance to progress as
a free person, to share the result of their work and be given
the right place they merit, we cannot expect a better world."
Presently they oversee
some 35 local handicraft units throughout the entire Auroville
bioregion and arrange for them to have connections with Third
World Organisations abroad.
and Rajasekar , some of the artisans
of Auroville’s bio-region who got a start-off via Arhandicraft,
tell us about their achievements.