Issue No. 351, October 2018
Journey of Auroville festival in Vadodara
The Journey of Auroville is a project under the special grants from the Government of India for Auroville’s 50th anniversary. Officially started with the Auroville Expo in Delhi, which took place in November 2017 and comprised an exhibition and two conferences at the Indira Gandhi Centre for the Arts and the UNESCO Office, this 50th anniversary commemorative project has evolved into a festival format to reflect the many facets of Auroville’s vision and realities over the past fifty years. A few months back, we started making plans for the first Journey of Auroville festival – to the city of Vadodara (earlier called Baroda) located in Gujarat. We called it the Journey of Auroville: Baroda Festival as a nod to Baroda College, the predecessor of The Maharaja Sayajirao University (MSU) of Baroda, where Sri Aurobindo was a member of the faculty and Vice Principal after his return from England in 1893. The festival took place fro...