Chronology of Events
29th July 1960
Smt. Lakshmi Devi Loyalka offers the property at 3, Regent Park, Calcutta to The Mother, in memory of her deceased husband.
The Mother says: "We shall call it Lakshmi's House and it will be The home of Grace"
3rd Feb 1968
"Grihapravesh" - a simple house-warming ceremony at Lakshmi's House. Sri Arun Tagore takes up residence here as "caretaker". Sri Pradyot Kr. Bhattacharya starts staying here on his visits to Calcutta.
13th Nov 1968
"Shakti Centre" starts with The Mother's Blessings: Smt Asha Rajgharia is the Secretary, Smt Maya Mitra is the music teacher and Smt Rekha Sen is in charge of embroidery etc
4th Sep 1972
Arun Nursery School is started with The Mother's Blessing: Smt Bharati Dutta is the Head-mistress, Number of children is 3
Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture is registered as a Society under West Bengal Societies Act,1961
17th July 1975
Sri Arun Tagore returns to The Mother's feet
Winter of 1975-76
Annual Exhibition is started
"Devasangha" is started
Arun Flower Nursery is started
24th Jun 1977
Sri Aurobindo's sacred relics are installed
22nd Nov 1978
West Bengal Government recognizes Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture as a charitable institution.
Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture is recognized as a "nominee" of Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust, Pondicherry
"Health & Healing" Unit is started
Sri Aurobindo's statue is installed in Meditation Room
The expanded school (later named TFFS) is started with Joya Mitter as Principal
31st Aug 1984
The name "The Future Foundation School" is approved by the Trust.
22nd Nov 1984
Sri Pradyot Kr. Bhattacharya returns to The Mother's feet
02nd Aug 1986
Provisional affiliation for Indian Certificate of Secondary Education (ICSE - Year 10) course is received from Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations
Dyuman Bhai visits the Lakshmi's House
3rd Jan 1988
Dyuman Bhai inaugurates "Hall of Light"
8th Oct 1990
Provisional affiliation for Indian School Certificate (ISC - Year 12) course is received from Council of Indian School Certificate Examinations
First batch of ICSE (Class X) students from F.F.S.
First batch of ISC (Class XII) students from F.F.S.
6th Jan 1993
Foundation stone of the school's new building is laid by Dr Karan Singh
7th Jan 1995
Galerie La Mere is started
9th Aug 1996
Sri Aurobindo Research Centre is started
15th Aug 1997
"Sri Aurobindo Parichay" gallery is started
21st Feb 1998
The Mother's statue is installed in the Meditation room
1st Aug 1998
"Sanskriti" Museum is started
15th Aug 1998
"Smaraniya Bichar Sanghra" at Alipore Court
24th July 1999
Smt Joya Mitter returns to The Mother's feet
Sri Ranjan Mitter takes up the post of Prinicipal of the school
2nd June 2000
Affiliation for ISC and ICSE courses is confirmed by CISCE
Humanities stream for ISC course is started with the permission of CISCE
Academie Mondiale starts
15th August 2004
Sri Aurobindo's statue is installed in Darshan Room