Auroville Governing Board to focus on township development
Rajesh B. Nair The Hindu Monday, Jul 27, 2009 PUDUCHERRY:
The Governing Board of Auroville Foundation met here from July 24 to 26 to discuss issues pertaining to the development of the international town at Auroville.
Board chairman Karan Singh told The Hindu that issues pertaining to the development of the township dominated the deliberations. “Since the construction of Matrimandir is over, our next focus is the development of the international township. There are certain issues pertaining to acquisition of land and availability of fund for development of the township.”
Development of the township was the key to Auroville’s future, he said.
The vision was to have 50,000 Aurovillians. At present, there were 2,000 persons from India and abroad living there.
Dr. Singh said he appealed to Puducherry Chief Minister V. Vaithilingam to constitute a committee for organising an event on April 4, 2010 to mark the centenary of the arrival of Sri Aurobindo in Puducherry.
Members, including Ajoy Bagchi, Ameeta Mehra, Aster Mira Patel, Malini Parthasarathy, Mallika Sarabhai, Balkrishna Vithaldas Doshi and the Government of India representative in the Governing Board Amit Khare, Joint Secretary (Planning and UNESCO), Department of Secondary Education and Higher Education, Ministry of Human Resource Development, attended the meeting.