24 April 2016 - Acres for Auroville Flier
On April 24, 1920, the Mother arrived in Pondicherry to join Sri Aurobindo - she called it “the tangible sign of the sure victory” – and she never left again. For the next 30 years, the “united two” collaborated for the establishment of a new Consciousness for humanity and for the Earth. Then the Mother inaugurated Auroville, the City of Dawn, as a concrete, material act for the further evolution of this new possibility. Establishing this spiritual Force in Matter and anchoring it through land was the next crucial step. As she declared:
“There should be somewhere upon earth a place ...”
The Indian Parliament affirmed the goal of fostering Auroville on behalf of Humanity, and designated the intended land. But today the essential task of acquiring this defined land remains an unfinished and urgent task. Land is needed for all of Auroville’s material body – to protect the Matrimandir, to unify the City’s urban center and complete its infrastructure, and to assure the green areas that give the township water, food, life, and protection.
The ACRES FOR AUROVILLE campaign is dedicated to securing the land needed for completing the City Area and for protecting the consecrated atmosphere of the Matrimandir. The GreenAcres campaign is dedicated to securing the land for the Greenbelt.
Let’s give Auroville the land that the Mother envisioned! Later will be too late! The time to do it is NOW!
Please specify ACRES FOR AUROVILLE for your donations:
- via the Auroville Unity Fund (checks/bank transfers) - via the dedicated button www.auroville.com/donations/
- or via your country’s Auroville International center www.auroville-international.org
- For more information & tax deductibility: www.colaap.org
- Also on COLAAP: “GreenAcres” - for land in the Greenbelt
DONATIONS: Please specify ACRES FOR AUROVILLE via the Auroville Unity Fund (checks/bank transfers) or via the dedicated button at www.auroville.com/donations/ For more A4A information, see COLAAP www.colaap.org or the Auroville International center of your country www.auroville-international.org
The ACRES FOR AUROVILLE land fundraiser is a dynamic collaboration of Auroville International and Lands for
Auroville Unified (LFAU) dedicated to acquiring the remaining missing acres
at the heart and center of the City of Dawn. It was launched on Sri Aurobindo’s
birthday, 15 August 2014 with the express goal of building a collective gift
for Auroville’s 50th birthday – the gift of urgently needed land.
The Mother envisaged a vibrant, coherent, and consolidated central urban area for Auroville. Accordingly, A4A aims at raising funds to purchase remaining acres needed for a unified center. Securing urgently-needed land in the CITY area is the Land Board’s biggest priority, and A4A aims to help with this challenge!
Our dedicated target:
- Auroville’s urban area with its four zones
- Residential, Cultural, Industrial and International – surrounding and
protecting Auroville’s heart, the Matrimandir
- Land to ensure a consolidated, coherent, and vital center - for living, education, economic viability, arts, and actions dedicated to human unity and peace
A4A-Phase 1 aimed specifically at land to protect both the Matrimandir, with its consecrated atmosphere, and the International Zone, with its activities dedicated to human unity and peace. This first phase brought a beautiful movement of solidarity among the greater Auroville family. Thanks to A4A donations, Auroville recently bought a key plot next to Matrimandir!
This new Auroville land is now an integral part of Mahalakshmi Park and the Educational zone, near Deepanam school.
Encouraged by this dynamic support and collaboration, the campaign has moved ahead to the next step!
Our just-launched A4A-Phase 2 targets The CITY area as a whole, with its 4 zones – Residential, Cultural, Industrial, International - that encircle the Matrimandir, the “soul” and heart of the City of Dawn. A new Phase 2 accounting ledger has started. All so-far unspent Phase 1 donations are being held in trust for purchase opportunities in the Phase 1 area as they come up.
The need is great, and the time is now! Each acre of unsecured land is in peril! Each year is another year of danger for vital land - at Auroville’s very heart and center - that could be lost forever!
ACRES FOR AUROVILLE has proved that together, we can move some mountains! So, for Phase 2, let’s do it again, this time for an overall consolidated CITY Area!
Together, let’s secure the land the Mother wanted for the center of the City of Dawn!
Auroville’s 50th birthday is coming in 2018, so let’s start building our gift together now!
HOW YOU CAN DONATE TO “ACRES FOR AUROVILLE”
By credit or
debit card through the Auroville
Donation Gateway www.auroville.com/donations/ using the dedicated "Acres for Auroville" button.
By check payable to the “Auroville Unity Fund” at:
Auroville Unity Fund, Town Hall, 605101 Auroville, TN, India
specifying “The Acres for Auroville campaign”
By direct bank transfer to:
“Auroville Unity Fund” State Bank of India – Auroville Township
specifying “The Acres for Auroville
- For donations from outside India:
Branch Code – SBIN0003160 Swift Code – SBININBB474
Account # 10237876508
- For donations from within India for 100% tax-exempt receipts:
IFS Code – SBIN0003160 Account
- For donations within India: ordinary receipts or 50% tax-exempt receipts:
IFS Code – SBIN0003160 Account # 10237876031
Via the Auroville International Center of your country
For information about the possibility of tax deductibility for donations in your country, please consult your country’s Auroville International center
Complete information about Auroville’s land is available on COLAAP (Collaboration for Auroville Area Protection), the official site of Lands for Auroville Unified and of the ACRES FOR AUROVILLE CAMPAIGN www.colaap.org
AND Facebook Page:
Your generosity is very much appreciated.