15 August 2015 - Acres for Auroville Phase 2 Launch -
On the Occasion of Sri Aurobindo's Birthday
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.