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Lands for Auroville Unified (LFAU) 

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Lands for Auroville Unified (LFAU)

Auroville Centre for Urban Research, Administrative Area,

Auroville – 605101, Tamil Nadu, India. 24th April 2022

Today, 102 years ago, a vastly significant event took place from the perspective of creation of a new world, and a new India – the Mother’s permanent return to Pondicherry. A line from Savitri sums it up: “The united two begun a greater age.” The reference, of course, is to the collaboration between the Mother and Sri Aurobindo.

A question was put to the Mother: “Sweet Mother, How should I prepare myself for the April 24th Darshan?” She replied:

“Look attentively into yourself to find out what for you is the most important thing, the thing you feel that you couldn’t do without. It is an interesting discovery.”

This answer from The Mother calls for consulting our conscience to find out what is most important thing in our individual lives. It is a summons to be alone with our own highest aspirations, with God or, if you don’t relate to the idea of God, with one’s North Star, one’s goal in life.

To consult one’s conscience, to find out what is the most important thing in life, becomes easy with the growth of what Sri Aurobindo and The Mother called the psychic being, our true divine individuality. Then, one has the right indications, has the right thoughts, feelings, attitudes in everything. With the growth the psychic being, our ability to see the “right” and our firmness to follow the “right” increases.

One of the reasons for the creation and existence of Auroville is to facilitate the discovery of the psychic being: to create a collective environment for individuals to follow the indications coming from the psychic being, and to learn to live in the light of the psychic being, with its peace, purity and strength to guide our lives.

Our campaign “Acres for Auroville” was born and is carried on the wings of conscience: we are convinced it is the right thing to safeguard and protect the planned area for the emergence of a city that can be the world’s North Star. We believe that your goodwill and collaboration, too, is carried on the wings of the same voice of conscience. Collectively, we can aspire and together try to do our best. The rest is in the hands of the animating Force that carries Auroville onward, and will continue to carry Auroville onward for centuries to come.

With trust in Auroville’s bright future,

Aryadeep                                                                                                            Mandakini

Please specify your donations for “ACRES FOR AUROVILLE” via check, bank transfer or online.

Donating & Tax Deductibility information: https://land.auroville.org/new-banking-information/

News, videos, and land information: www.land.auroville.org

Contact: +91-413-2622657 lfau@auroville.org.in


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- A4A 24th APRIL NEWSLETTER: 

A FRESH UPDATE FOR OUR EXTENDED AUROVILLE FAMILY

In English - avec le pdf en français - பிடிஎஃப்பில் தமிழ்ப் பதிப்பு) https://land.auroville.org/a4a-24th-april-newsletter-family/     


LFAU is a subsidiary of the Land Board. LFAU currently has two ongoing fundraising campaigns for securing Auroville lands: Acres for Auroville and GreenAcres.

Lands for Auroville Unified (LFAU) aims to:

  • Provide information and create public awareness of the importance and urgency of securing the land within the designated Auroville Township area.
  • Appeal to all people of the world for support to acquire the land for this evolutionary project.
  • Enhance and expand global outreach through united networking with the Auroville International Centers and allied organizations worldwide. 
  • Develop and maintain collaborative relationships with foundations, funding agencies, and governmental and non-governmental organizations.

Escalating Land Prices

Land prices within the Auroville Township have increased by almost 500% over the past 10 years. The rates at which land is being traded in the Auroville area are determined by:

  • the close proximity of Pondicherry , one of India 's fastest growing cities;
  • the quick transition of the surrounding rural area into a semi-urban region due to the tremendous population pressure;
  • Auroville's own development from a small community into an emerging town.

The rapid escalation of land prices is not only a reality for land within the designated Auroville Township , but also for other areas in the surrounding region.

Speculators and Real Estate Developers

Real estate speculation and developments within the township area, inconsistent with Auroville's Master Plan, are on the increase. Real estate developers and outside business people are eager to profit from Auroville's growth and its worldwide attraction of visitors and guests. Restaurants, guesthouses, travel services, massage centres and shops are already booming on the edge of the Auroville township area. Currently, strategic pieces of land within the Green Belt have been bought by outside parties for real estate development. (The Green Belt area has been reserved for environmental conservation and water resource management).

Strip Development along Access Roads

Over the past few years commercial development by outside business owners has mushroomed along the two access roads to Auroville. Further encroachment is very likely to happen where land has not yet been acquired by Auroville. Approximately 150 acres of land along the major access roads needs to be acquired to prevent further detrimental development and to preserve the integrity of the township's master plan and vision.

Auroville's current task is to overcome these challenges in order to acquire the remaining land that is still needed.

Auroville’s land and all assets are legally held by the Auroville Foundation by virtue of Auroville Foundation Act, 1988 passed by the Parliament of India.

The Master Plan of Auroville has been approved by the Town & Country Planning Organisation, Ministry of Urban Development and Poverty Alleviation, and subsequently published in Part III of the Gazette of India. Hence, the land foreseen for Auroville’s master plan area could be acquired under the Land acquisition Act.

The Secretary of Auroville Foundation acts as Estate Manager under Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorised Occupants) Act.

For more information, please contact:

Lands for Auroville Unified (LFAU), 
Centre for Urban Research, 
Town Hall,
Auroville - 605 101, Tamil Nadu, India

https://land.auroville.org/

Phone: +91 (0)413 2622657 Fax: +91 (0)413 2622055
E-mail: lfau@auroville.org.in

Bulletin trimestriel des dons pour les terres – 

24 avril 2022


Dans ce bulletin nous honorons la date historique du 24 avril et le 150e anniversaire de la naissance de Sri Aurobindo avec 8 articles inspirants y compris l'annonce de nouveaux achats de terres https://land.auroville.org/news/ :

1. DEPLIANT A4A : Mère a écrit: « le rêve est sur le point de devenir réalité » car, malgré le manque de capacité humaine ou la conscience nécessaire, ce que nous avons, c'est l'aspiration — individuelle et collective — une force capable de surmonter toutes les oppositions et difficultés. En anglais, tamoul et français. Sur https://land.auroville.org/a4a-flier-24th-april-2022/

2. LETTRE LFAU : Un événement d’une importance inestimable pour la création d'un monde nouveau et d'une Inde nouvelle a eu lieu il y a 102 ans : le retour permanent de Mère à Pondichéry, pour sa collaboration avec Sri Aurobindo. Comme Il l'a écrit dans Savitri : « Les deux réunis ont commencé un âge plus vaste ». En anglais, tamoul et français. 

Sur https://land.auroville.org/lfau-letter-24th-april-2022/


3. TROIS NOUVELLES PARCELLES DU PLAN DIRECTEUR — GRÂCE À VOTRE SOLIDARITÉ ! 

L'année 2022 a commencé par l'achat de 3 nouvelles parcelles de terrain du plan directeur dans la Ceinture verte d'Auroville : deux à Pitchandikulam et une à Fertile, toutes trois financées par des dons pour les terres !

A https://land.auroville.org/new-plots-master-plan-thanks/


4. A GRATEFUL BEING (Un être reconnaissant) — par B (William Sullivan) Après avoir découvert Sri Aurobindo, B s'est installé à Auroville en 1974 et travaille sans relâche depuis 48 ans à plusieurs développements clés. Avec un regard plein d'humour, B passe en revue les hauts et les bas de ses expériences à Auroville.

Sur https://land.auroville.org/grateful-being-b-william-sullivan/


5. THE SEEKER IS THE FINDER (Celui qui cherche est celui qui trouve) — par ELLIE, NOUVELLE AUROVILIENNE VENUE D'IRAN

Ellie est arrivée comme bénévole et est devenue Aurovilienne en 2021. Expert Comptable agréé, elle apporte ses compétences à deux unités d’Auroville. Elle dit : « Auroville est devenue une belle maison chère à mon cœur ».

Sur https://land.auroville.org/the-seeker-is-the-finder-by-ellie/


6. SOLIDARITÉ : GARDEN OF THE UNEXPECTED – CARTES POSTALES & AUTOCOLLANTS. LES RECETTES VONT À A4A ! 

Le GOU a été créé pour les enfants comme « lieu d'émerveillement et d'apprentissages inattendus ». Cet ensemble d'œuvres artistiques solidaires célèbre le GOU et soutient l'achat des terrains.

Sur https://land.auroville.org/solidarity-for-a4as-fundraising/


7. LA 150ème ANNÉE : UNITÉ HUMAINE, INSPIRATION & RESSOURCES. Auroville a été fondée pour créer l'unité humaine, avec au centre les enseignements de Sri Aurobindo. Cette année, des représentants de ses enseignements présentent des aspects de sa vision, dont nous fournissons quelques exemples inspirants, avec des contacts.

Sur https://land.auroville.org/150th-year-inspiration-contacts


8. CITATIONS INSPIRANTES — 24 AVRIL 2022. Sri Aurobindo et Mère ont partagé tant de perspectives utiles sur la vie humaine, nos rôles personnels, et les attitudes nécessaires pour être et agir dans le monde. Voici sept citations tirées de leurs conférences et de leurs écrits, une boussole pour les temps turbulents.

Sur https://land.auroville.org/inspiring-quotes-24-april-2022/

Nous vous remercions pour votre soutien aux terres !


Contact : lfau@auroville.org.in et +91 413 2622657 Informations pour les donateurs : https://land.auroville.org/new-banking-

information/ et https://land.auroville.org/donate/


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