11 Facts About Auroville


Auroville is an experimental township in Viluppuram district, mostly in the state of Tamil Nadu, India, with some parts in the Union Territory of Pondicherry in India.

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Auroville wants to be a universal town where men and women of all countries are able to live in peace and progressive harmony, above all creeds, all politics and all nationalities.

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Later that year, the Auroville Foundation Act 1988, was passed by the Indian Parliament.

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All three governing bodies are meant to work in harmony and collaborate to accomplish the ideals of Auroville as mentioned in the charter, as per processes defined in the Auroville Foundation Act.

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Auroville Foundation, headed by a chairman, is an autonomous body under the Ministry of Human Resource Development.

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Residents of Auroville are expected to make a monthly contribution to the community.

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Auroville website provides open as well as restricted forums for various projects, interests, organizations, and outreach which make up the life of the community.

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At present, any filming within and about Auroville requires land permission from the Government of India.

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Auroville wrote that Auroville "represents humanity's aspiration for peace and goodwill" and that it is "a unique symbol of human unity".

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Auroville referred to the Auroville Charter and the basic principles of life in the community.

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Auroville filed an official complaint to the BBC that the report was biased, untrue and contravened BBC editorial ethical guidelines.

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