Issue No. 339, October 2017
Auroville's 50th anniversary
In a General Meeting on September 25th, Auroville residents were informed about the ongoing preparations for Auroville’s 50th anniversary. On February 28th 2018, Auroville will celebrate the anniversary of its 50th year. The occasion presents an unprecedented opportunity to honour the birth and vision of Auroville, to increase the recognition of its relevance for India and the world, to attract people of all ages from India and abroad to visit Auroville and participate in the events, and to document and share its journey of 50 years. The Chairman of the Governing Board of the Auroville Foundation, Dr. Karan Singh, who once described Auroville in Parliament as an ‘arrow shot into the future’, writes: “Auroville is poised for significant growth while moving towards its Golden Jubilee for which a broad array of projects has been planned.” In 2015, Auroville’s 50th preparatory team was beginning to be deeply involved in envisioning what Auroville’s 50th birthday could lo...