Dr M.S. Swaminathan's Views on Auroville

World-Renowned Indian Scientist

 The late Dr Swaminathan's acceptance speech to the Auroville residents as the new Chairman of the Governing Board of the Auroville Foundation on 27th February, 1997

From Desert To Spiritual Flame

(An excerpt from Dr Swaminathan's speech...)

" I traveled in this area where you are now and I remember how it was a desert. You have made this desert bloom. Let the spiritual flame that is Auroville always remain an affirming flame in the midst of the sea of despair that we see all around. Let this flame be bright so that darkness can be dispelled. Thank you again for the privilege of serving this project."