Auroville was founded on the 28th February 1968: 45 years later, like every year, Aurovilians, guests,
visitors and friends gather at dawn in the amphitheatre, where it is kept the lotus-form urn
in which handfuls of soil from all founding countries were deposited.
In silent concentration, a big bonfire (dawnfire) is lit at dawn, waiting for the new sun to rise on a
new year for this experiment in progress, listening again to the "Auroville
charter" in different languages.
It is a pleasant occasion for meeting friends from Auroville and often from the remotest countries,
who come here for the occasion. This is a short report from 28-3-2013 celebration.