Today we have published a set of photographs of the inauguration ceremony of Auroville which took place on 28 February 1968.
We are thankful to Ms. Gauri Pinto of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry, for sharing these photographs with us and also allowing us to publish them in the forum of Overman Foundation.
With warm regards,
The Urn with soil from 124 countries and 23 Indian states.
The Charter of Auroville written by the Mother and the soil of the Samadhi being taken to the Urn by Kiran and Vijay Poddar.
K. Amrita reading out the Charter in Tamil.
Udar Pinto and Roger Anger preparing for the inauguration.
Fabienne and Kalya (the Mother’s great-grandchildren) placing the soil of Auroville in the Urn.
Nolini Kanta Gupta and his eldest son Samir Kanta Gupta sealing the Urn.
Udar Pinto with the General Secretary of UNESCO.