Last updated: 23 Jun, 2020

Visit of the honorable President of India to Auroville

The Honorable President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind visited the Matrimandir in the evening of 23rd December 2019 with his family.
He was received by Thiru D. Jayakumar Minister for Fisheries and Personnel and Administrative Reforms representing Tamil Nadu Govt, Shri V.K. Siljio Director Unesco Division at the Ministry for Human Resources Development, Shri Madan Gopal member of the Governing Board, Mr Srinivasmurthy Acting Secretary of the Auroville Foundation and Mr Ranjith representing the Working Committee of Auroville.
He was accompanied in the Chamber by the Lieutenant Governor of Pondicherry Smt Kiran Bedi, by the member of the Governing Board Prof. Sachinanda Mohanty and by Srimoyi.
The visit was also attended by other members of the Matrimandir Team and the Working Committee.

The Honorable president spent half an hour in the Chamber and exchanged a few words at the exit with the representative of the Tamil Nadu Govt and members of the Governing Board and Working Committee. During the very short conversation the Honorable President enquired with the representative of Tamil Nadu govt about the status of proper public transport access to Auroville and members of the Working Committee indicated the need for a suitable land protection for Auroville.

Please find attached photographs of the visit and the Youtube video link :
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