Appeal for a Japanese Garden


As many of you know, the Botanical Gardens is home to many beautiful natural creations, including the new Labyrinth, Ornamental Garden, Cactus Garden, Arboretum, Orchid and Fern Houses, and Tropical Dry Evergreen Forest. We are now planning to create a Japanese Garden with designs by our fellow Aurovilian Jyoti Naoki Eri  (see full designs in […]

Acres for Auroville (A4A) – Update


Auroville has acquired a new piece of land – 1.6 acres right next to the Matrimandir Gardens, at the very heart of the City, where it is protective of the precious atmosphere of the Matrimandir. The purchase of this vital new piece of Auroville land is a direct result of Acres for Auroville – our […]

Roy of New Creation Left His Body


In the evening of February 29th, Roy (Alistair Wicks) of New Creation passed away in his UK home in the presence of his daughter and son, due to failure of kidneys. He was 92 years old. In 1989, British Roy, a retired police sergeant and school welfare officer, visited Auroville after the demise of his […]

New Era Secondary School Newsletter


New Era Secondary School (NESS), previously known as After School, located in the Last School campus in Auroville, was started with the purpose of having a more integral program for village students and Tamil Aurovilians who wanted to study for their 9th to 12th grades, so being able to pass their National Certificate Examinations exams […]

Landing Auroville


Created by Rakhal and the Auro-Image team, in cooperation with Auroville’s land fundraisers, this 8-minute film is a stirring call for completing Auroville’s body – its land. Over shots of the barren land that once was, Landing Auroville begins by asking “Who could imagine a poorer and more desolate land to create ‘the City the […]

Acres for Auroville – Darshan Day


Dear friends & well-wishers of Acres for Auroville, Warm Greetings! A special feature of the A4A campaign is that we recall and re-activate our goodwill and commitment for a unified Auroville around 4 significant dates. These dates, called “Darshan Days”, commemorate landmarks in the lives and work of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. They were, […]

Aikiyam Newsletter October 2015


Aikiyam at this time of the year is always busy, and as usual we have some wonderful volunteers. Teachers have been meeting parents and sharing their programmes and the children’s progress. Students are enjoying their lessons, vocational classes and sports. We are busy upgrading the campus with new class rooms. Aikiyam is also concentrating on upgrading our class and special needs teachers […]

Together, for Progress – AVAG Newsletter September 2015


Founded in 1983, Auroville Village Action Group (AVAG) is an NGO committed to grass roots community building with the villages neighbouring Auroville.  Since its inception, AVAG has developed into a solid and reputable organisation for positive social change. The latest AVAG Newsletter can be viewed here

Acres for Auroville – Darshan Day Appeal


Dear Friends, April 24th is a memorable day since it was then in 1920 that the Mother returned to Pondicherry definitively to work with Sri Aurobindo. It is one of the 4 days in the year that holds a special significance for the work of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother. For this occasion, Acres for […]

AVIUK Newsletter March 2015


In this issue we are introducing a more youthful direction for AVI UK including a ‘new look’ for our Open Meetings with an emphasis on more involvement with our younger participants. We feature some important developments in Auroville itself with a focus on sustainable  living and livelihoods: the Sacred Groves project which is both an […]