Issue No. 304, November 2014
One Community – One Family
With over 210 participating Aurovilians, the Auroville Singing Festival 2014 was doubtless the year’s largest cultural event. Spread over two evenings in October, with Bharat Nivas auditorium bursting at its seams, more than 36 groups and soloists showed their talents. The OM choir, a choir from The Learning Centre, a team from Future School, a children’s choir from Deepam, the Auroville Children’s Choir, many adults groups and some individuals sang for their friends and family and for the community. “Auroville is one community, one family,” said Minsoen, who directed the festival. “Do you remember when your family sang for you at your birthday party, or when you sang your favourite song along on the radio, or when on a picnic with friends you sang together? You remember that inner joy? This festival is meant to bring that out again, not only for your small group of friends and family, but for your ‘family’ in the extended sense of all Aurovilians together.” This was Auro...