[WORLDKINGS] Exceptional places around the world (P.1) – Auroville (India): Universal eco city where citizen of all nations are welcome.

11-09-2020

(WorldKings.org) Auroville is the largest existing eco-city attempt in the world. Located in the south of India near the former French colony Pondicherry.

The story begins more than 50 years ago when the Mother of Auroville – Mirra Richard, Indian and French – dreams of a place where humanity can live united, in peace and in harmony with nature, beyond of all beliefs, political opinions and nationalities.

“There should be somewhere on Earth a place which no nation could claim as its own, where all human beings of goodwill who have a sincere aspiration could live freely as citizens of the world and obey one single authority, that of the supreme truth” – Mother of auroville

She joins UNESCO and Sri Aurobindo, one of the leaders of the Indian independence movement, also a philosopher, poet and spiritual writer who then developed the new approach of Integral yoga *. Together, with the help of volunteers from all walks of life, they draw a plan in the shape of a spiral galaxy to build what will become Auroville and its different zones: cultural, industrial, residential and international.

From an arid desert, the Aurovilians have managed to create a lush forest that sometimes looks like wild jungle where today live more than 3,000 residents of 70 different nationalities as well as an abundant biodiversity of animals, birds and insects of all kinds that provide a permanent background music concert.

Organized into a hundred work units, each community develops a particular project in fields ranging from agriculture to education, health, holistic medicine, crafts, scientific research, IT or architecture.

Organized into a hundred work units, each community develops a particular project in fields ranging from agriculture to education, health, holistic medicine, crafts, scientific research, IT or architecture.

A kind of social security and cooperative allows residents to meet most of the food and material needs and receive a pension. They also have free access to education, basic medical care, sports and the many cultural activities of Auroville.

According to eco-villages.eu and en.wikipedia.org


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