Issue No. 345, April 2018
8000 people attend Auroville Sangamam
Sangamam in Tamil means ‘confluence’ or ‘a group of people coming together’ and this was very much the spirit of this year’s gathering on the 4th of March that brought together around 8000 people from Auroville, its beautiful bioregion, and many friends and guests from around the world. In fact, this Sangamam was the largest event of Auroville’s 50th birthday celebrations. It was held in honour of all those who have come together over the last 50 years in Auroville to transform this landscape in a true spirit of human unity. These include many local as well as foreign pioneers. The festival was inaugurated at 9:00 am with an invocation and lighting of the lamp, called the “kuthu vilakku”, by the chief guest, the Auroville Foundation Secretary, Thiru. Mohan Verghese Chunkath I.A.S (retd.) and by Thiru. P.R. Srinivasmurty. On the stage were many Aurovilian pioneers who came to share their experiences, t...