Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Friday, August 21, 2015

Ramli Ibrahim plans a performance on Savitri

The Hindu-August 21, 2015 ANNIE PHILIP

Puducherry holds a special place for dancer Ramli Ibrahim. Greatly influenced by Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, he said he keeps coming back to Puducherry for inspiration. “Puducherry is where you meet your kindred spirit,” he said.

This coastal town represents the spirituality that artistes and dancers want to convey, he said, adding that ‘freedom of expression’ is inherent here.

Among his memorable performances, he named the one at Matrimandir, Auroville and the one at Puducherry a year after the 2004 tsunami.

“Puducherry is already an international centre for arts in a quiet way. The vibrations of this place are so special,” he said.

Mr. Ibrahim also revealed plans to create a performance based on Sri Aurobindo’s epic poem ‘Savitri’.

Lalit Verma, owner of Aurodhan Gallery, and a close associate of Mr. Ibrahim said, “Ramli is great dancer and a greater human being. He is a person who unifies all through his work.”

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bonfire and theatrical presentation of Savitri

M. DINESH VARMA The Hindu, August 19, 2015
It is not that truth-seekers from across the world lose track of their birthdays in the immersive experience of Auroville. While individual birthdays do count in the Aurovillian’s life, it is only two days of the calendar that brings everyone together for a bonfire celebration quite unlike any other.

The only two occasions of the bonfire communion are Sri Aurobindo’s birth anniversary, which coincides with the Independence Day, and Auroville’s own founding anniversary falling on February 28.

In fact, it is with collective meditation and soulful music, though sans the bonfire, that Aurovillians celebrate the birth anniversary of Auroville founder and Sri Aurobindo’s spiritual collaborator Mirra Alfassa, The Mother, who established the experimental universal township in 1968.

“The lighting of the bonfire began in the early years to mark the birthday of Auroville. The Mother’s birthday celebrations which preceded Auroville’s anniversary only by a few days, did not have the bonfire part but it was no less beautiful in its conception,” said an Aurovillian who is part of a team involved in the celebrations of Sri Aurobindo’s birth anniversary for the past several years.

Auroville’s pre-dawn bonfire has always drawn scores of Aurovillians, school children and visitors. And Sri Aurobindo’s 143rd birth anniversary that fell on Saturday was no different.

One of the interns of a few years ago at Auroville’s International House has described the bonfire experience on a website as “a really simple, quiet and sacred ceremony.”

“At around 5.45 am, while the bonfire was already burning, Auroville Charter was read in French, English, Sanskrit and Tamil (the four official languages of the “City of Dawn”). Around the urn in the shape of a lotus bud located in the middle of the Amphitheatre there was a beautiful belt of white flowers and the words “Bénédictions à Auroville” written also with flowers and candles. Lovely…” the student wrote. 

By convention, the bonfire is organised at the Amphitheatre located adjacent to the Matrimandir, the golden sphere which is looked upon as the soul of Auroville, and a banyan tree. This structure was not yet ready at the time of Auroville’s opening, and would be built in phases and took its final form with red sandstone in the 1990s.

“Occasionally, we do have dancers who wish to stage a performance as an offering are allowed to do so provided the theme is in harmony with the setting,” the organiser said.

Preparations for the bonfire celebrations begin a few weeks in advance. There is even a dedicated team at Matrimandir to organise the event to tend to details such as the text to be played, the installations or what flowers to be used for the floral arrangements.

The theme changes every year as do the text or music that is played after the bonfire is lit at 5.15 a.m. There was live music by a couple of child talents—Shandra on the flute and Vera ringing the bell —in fact, the bell was done especially for the Russian Pavilion by a bell master in Russia.

Also, this year the floral decorations reflected symbols of Sri Aurobindo. It was also decided to play the text of The Mother’s readings from the 1960s of a final passage of Sri Aurobindo’s epic poem Savitri.

One of the high points of this year’s celebrations was the theatrical presentation of ‘Savitri, in which The Mother, his spiritual collaborator found “the supreme revelation of Sri Aurobindo’s vision.” Efforts are on to organise a staging at The Ashram theatre later this week.
A really simple, quiet and sacred ceremony
One of the interns at Auroville’s International House

Sunday, August 16, 2015

Tara Didi, Pranjal Jauhar, Mirambika, and Sarvodaya

The 38th day of the peaceful protest was very eventful. The protest site was cleaned up and a floral Rangoli was made on the footpath. The Indian tricolor was hoisted at the protest site in the morning and the national anthem was sung with gusto. Many Sarvodaya residents joined the event. Patriotic songs were sung and applauded. Despite much rain and humidity, dozens of Mirambika parents and children continued to remain on the site after the flag hoisting and their numbers peaked to over 40 by 8 pm.

Through the day Sri Aurobindo’s followers kept trickling into the Ashram to to celebrate his birthday with offerings at the Samadhi, prayers and meditation. As the protesters sang ‘we shall overcome’, ‘saaray jahaan say achcha Mirambika hamara’, ‘hum dekhenge and other songs, the curious ones stopped to talk to the protesters. Some pamphlets about the Save Mirambika campaign were distributed to these followers. Many shared personal experiences and wished the campaign well. Earlier, Pranjal Jauhar sent out a respected Mirambika Diya / teacher to tell the parents not to distribute pamphlets on the road outside Gate No. 6. His demand was ignored. An agitated Tara Didi was seen talking to the Ashram guards and gesturing toward the singing protesters.

Even as all these activities were going on, Mirambika children present quietly engaged in art and craft activities, decorated the tents and the footpath. Every one got water, tea, snacks and sweets. Wax lamps were lit in the evening to make yet another Rangoli. Light to heavy intermittent rains could not dampen the Mirambikan spirit on this wonderful day!



Friday, August 14, 2015

Life of the young revolutionaries at Maniktolla Gardens

Reminiscences
— Nolini Kanta Gupta
ISBN: 978-93-5210-015-6
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 145
Price: Rs 90

In these reminiscences Nolini Kanta Gupta narrates events from his student years, the time he spent as a revolutionary and as a prisoner in Alipore Jail, the early years in Pondicherry with Sri Aurobindo, life during the two World Wars, and his years as both a young footballer and an elderly athlete. The book also includes some early memories of the Mother. As most of the recollections were originally talks given by Nolini in Bengali to his classes, they reflect the intimacy and charm of his relation with the students. These memoirs first appeared in English in 1969 along with the reminiscences of two other early disciples, K. Amrita and Suresh Chakravarti. In this edition only Nolini’s memoirs have been included.

A Pilgrimage to Sri Aurobindo
— Amrita
ISBN: 978-93-5210-036-1
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Ashram Publication Department, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 69
Price: Rs 60

These reminiscences tell the story of how Amrita, at the age of fifteen, conceived a great desire to meet Sri Aurobindo and pursued this dream for more than three years until he finally met his Master in 1913. Amrita writes of his early life in his village, his days as a student in Pondicherry, his contact with the poet Subramania Bharati, his efforts to meet Sri Aurobindo, his studies in Madras, and his gradual initiation to Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga. This brief narrative, written in 1962 in Tamil, was translated into English in 1969 and published under the title Old Long Since as part of the larger book Reminiscences. In this book, the English translation of Amrita’s memoir is being published for the first time as an independent book.

Sri Aurobindo and the Logic of the Infinite
Essays for the New Millennium
— Rod Hemsell
Publisher: University of Human Unity, Auroville
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 319
Price: Rs 325

This collection of essays, many of which were originally presented as lectures, readings, and workshops, attempts to examine the writings of Sri Aurobindo in the context of philosophy and to present the ideas of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in relation to topical subjects and concerns. It is the author’s conviction that only through the radical transformations – individual and collective – proposed by them that pressing global concerns such as war, poverty, exhaustion of natural resources, and the destruction of the biosphere will be effectively addressed. Ranging across diverse subjects, there are also essays on Auroville, spirituality in healing, Sri Aurobindo’s Savitri, and the work of supramental transformation done by the Mother.

The Inner World of Sri Aurobindo Ashram
A firsthand account of an unprecedented spiritual adventure in the modern era
— Kush Sen
Publisher: Kush Sen, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 161
Price: Rs 65

A collection of essays written mostly over a span of twenty years, this book looks at certain aspects of Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy and Integral Yoga and provides a personal perspective on spiritual practice in the Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Topics include the meaning of the terms spirituality, yoga, and surrender in Sri Aurobindo’s lexicon, the role of the Divine Mother in the supramental transformation, and the special character and purpose of the Ashram. The essays in the final section attempt to examine and explain the hidden, complex inner dynamics of sadhana as practised individually and collectively in the Ashram.

In Awareness
— Sundaram
Publisher: Sri Aravind Krupa Trust, Ahmedabad
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 445
Price: Rs 400

These musings, poems, and essays by Sundaram, a well-known Gujarati poet and a member of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram from 1945 until his passing in 1991, represent in English some of the different facets of his writings. The first, long section comprises pithy expressions of some inner musings and insights, presented in a journal format covering ten years. The second part, “Vijaya Poems”, is a collection of English poems written for Ashram students and teachers. Parts Three and Four are English translations of some of Sundaram’s Gujarati poems. The final section contains eight essays, including a long piece, “Sri Aurobindo: The Poet”.

The Path of Later On
— A Story by The Mother; Illustrations by Ruchi Mhasane
ISBN: 978-93-82474-01-2
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo International Institute of Educational Research, Auroville 
Binding: Hard Cover
Pages: 37
Price: Rs 690

Written by the Mother as a school essay in 1893, this simple story of a young student points to the moral lesson of heeding one’s inner voice and choosing the right path, and never postponing that choice for a later time. The story has been illustrated as a picture book for children.

The Way of Gratitude
— Selections from the Works of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother
ISBN: 978-81-7060-370-2
Publisher: Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry
Binding: Soft Cover
Pages: 41
Price: Rs 30

Friday, August 07, 2015

Peaceful sit in protest has entered its 30th day

Save Mirambika – getting more & more support from one and all - Famous author @chetan_bhagat tweeted / retweeted twice in support of #SaveMirambika today. After YouTube video support from famous fashion photog @tkhiwal,...

“Dear Friends, For 8 years my kids went to a dream school called Mirambika.
Stemmed on the teachings and principles of Sri Aurobindo, this school professed on Integral education, a combination of teachers, parents and natural environment, necessary for the harmonious growth and learning of the child. A small school of less than 150 students, as it had it’s own quirks of no regular syllabus, no numerical comparisons of students but had a whole lot of love, patience and perseverance from the Diyas (teachers) who were the guiding light for every childs’ learning.

The school building was uniquely designed such as to encourage the freedom of learning which helped children to explore, seek, observe, question towards better understanding. The school building (was always inviting us with hundreds of Jade plants hanging from the ledges), was nestled in 5 acres of natural surroundings of gentle wilderness which housed the duck pond, banyan tree, geese, rabbits, turtles, herb garden, sand pit, mud bath pit, neem grove (full of big neem trees), sunlit path….. ( a school setting one can only dream of).

Suddenly mid April, the management of Sri Aurobindo Education Society (SAES) which recently came under the leadership of Pranjal Jauhar, overnight shunted Mirambika out of its settings, caged it in a regular school building, to make way for an Engineering college. The shift was done shoddily and shabbily, all under the claims of saving Mirambika from the Delhi Developmental Authority.

As the parents started protesting of the sudden shift, the management came up with different stories and requested the parents to help save Mirambika (to calm down the hue and cry). On delving into the matter, it surfaced that there was no threat but the management had decided to shift Mirambika out of it’s building and start an Engineering college for pecuniary reasons.

The school that vehemently prophesied Sri Aurobindo’s teachings “to follow the path of truth” was brutally thrown aside for some expansion plans by the management of Sri Aurobindo Education Society.

Some parents have filed a case in Delhi High court against management for the brutal, unjust shift of the school and for its restitution. Some parents have been on a peaceful Dharna since 29 days (living in tents on the footpath) in protest. The management has employed a battery of senior lawyers to fight against the parents.

Unfortunately, the warm, welcoming, ever friendly and peaceful Mirambika is in a Mess and it desperately needs to be preserved in it’s original state and environment. Hence I urge you and your friends for IMMEDIATE SUPPORT. Please sign the petition to take Mirambika back to it’s original setting, before it fades into oblivion. August 6, 2015 - savemirambika 

SAES hits a new low under Pranjal Jauhar – more violation of child rights
Mirambika kids cannot go to the Ashram dining hall for after having thrown them around at will in breach of law on April 14 and July 1 into under construction fire safety failed premises built on residential Ashram land, PJ thinks that kids using the Ashram dining hall is violation of some law. They are brought food, as some children put it, in cages by the zookeepers. What are they being fed for lunch while the Ashramites eat good hot food? Bread, in some cases stale, with sprouts. Rice with peas and sour curd / yogurt. 

Even as some kids have reported sick, a few Diyas justify such violation of child rights as preparation for a situation where what one wants is not available and survival is at stake. For such doomsday scenario preparation, kids are not permitted to bring their own lunch tiffins. Maybe their divine PJ is punishing the kids so that their parents stop opposing his engg college but his tactics will only lead to more determined effort by the parents to restore Mirambika to its rightful pre 14 April ecosystem. August 8, 2015 - savemirambika 

Monday, August 03, 2015

Gandhi was condemning Madanlal Dhingra in 1909

Monday, July 27, 2015

Be Indian, be Sri Aurobindian

Savitri Era of those who adore, Om Sri Aurobindo & The Mother.

Friday, July 24, 2015

Preserving Savitri phonetically

  
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Another purpose of this website is to phonetically preserve Savitri over next thousands of years as outlined in the presentation
This particular site will be around until this webmaster is around this time on Earth. At his ripe age of 68 (as of August 2014) that may not be many years. Hence the webmaster would like many more copies of this site to be made available on the net for future generations. That can be achieved by mirroring this site at your site. It is quite easy and would require only about 2 GB of space at your site, You may contact the conceiver, splicer, editor, designer and webmaster of this site on how to freely mirror this site:
Shreehari Raja Marathe
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Shraddhavan
Ms. Shraddhavan (the voice of this recitation} can be contacted at:
Savitri Bhavan, Auroville 605101, Tamil Nadu, INDIA
Phone:+91(0) 413 262 2922
E-mail : savitribhavan@auroville.org.in
http://savitribhavan.org/

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Anil Kumar Jauhar did not compromise on living out the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother

The Society is missing the leadership of Late Shri Anil Kumar Jauhar as its present leadership pushes it into a self destruct mode. While he was alive, no one dared to propose stupid engineering college type of plans. He did not compromise on living out the philosophy of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. He did not compromise on means for ends. He even approached the courts for enforcing his property rights. One can check out:

Delhi High Court: Anil Kumar Jauhar And Anr. vs Atlas Cycle Industries on 3 March, 1989
Equivalent citations: 38 (1989) DLT 233, 1989 (17) DRJ 83

During his tenure, the allotment of 9.84 acres of land was procured by the Society for Mirambika and related activities. He preserved this allotment through legal action and built Mirambika a home blessed by the Mother. His nephew PJ is doing exactly the opposite. His insistence on having an engineering college in place of Mirambika has got DDA to serve a Show Cause Notice on the Society. If he carries on down the same line and does not let Mirambika re-inhabit its home, the Society is bound to lose the 9.84 acres of land due to misuse for engineering college. If the Society takes DDA to court, PJ’s lawyers alone would become richer and neither the land nor the building upon it would be open for use for at least a decade if not more. Mirambika parents and local residents will join that fight against the engineering college.

Hope the Mother – who blessed PJ as a child – guides him to a grander vision than depriving 170+ children, diyas & volunteers of their ecosystem for free progress integral education to make way for a shaky engineering college on false & hollow foundations.

YIKES July 21, 2015 / 11:38 pm
It isn’t even about what they’re doing. It’s about HOW they are going about their antics. They are destroying every ideal that the Ashram strives for. Used to strive towards. They are mishandling the trust and power that has been invested in them. Pranjal truly believes the entire show is his. And his alone. Who will talk sense and facts into the man? Lest he destroys everything he touches, and before he regrets it, before it’s too late for him.

Once again The MAMA goes out to interview four teenagers and a teacher that state their thoughts on Future Schools approach on clothing. 
Each individual gave their opinion about this new concept. 
They mention that it is more of an approach than a code which some of the students agreed to, and others thought it was their decision to dress the way they felt like.

Thursday, July 09, 2015

Ratnamali Jema had offered the entire land of Matrugram to Sri Aurobindo Ashram

Organisation News (Monthly)
Aspruha - Ganjam
On behalf of Aspruha Zone, there was a Science Exhibition (with participation of 18 Integral Schools and Subject-Conservation of power) on 24th - 25th August,2013 at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Gosani Nuagaon, Brahmapur. Sri Debadatta Pattnaik and Sri Unna Simachalam spoke on the subject to the students. On 14th September,2013, at Badakainchapur village of Ganjam a new Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was inaugurated by Sri Sasadhar Behera. Sri Lakshmi Charana Das and Sri Ramesh Ch Pattnaik participated in the discussion. At Lalsingh, Bhanjanagar, on 15th September,2013 , the Ganjam District Sri Aurobindo Study Circle Conference was organised. Sri Krutibasa Biswal, Sri sasadhar Behera, Sri Raghunath Panda and Sri Shibarama Panda participated in the discussion. On 22nd September,2013 at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education centre, Khallokote, there was a discussion on “Four Austries” by the teachers of Khallikote, Sabulia and Komanda Integral Schools. Sri Sasadhara Behera conducted the programme. Sri Aurobindo Students & Youth Seminar was organised from 23rd to 25th November,2013 at Shyama Sunder Palli of District Ganjam. On this occasion three new Sri Aurobindo Study Circles were inaugurated. Sri Bhagabana Rout, Sri Shasadhar Behera, Sri Shibarama Panda spoke on this occasion. From 30th November,2013 to 1st December,2013, the meeting of Secretaries and Principals of Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centres of Aspruha Zone was organised at Sri Aurobindo Bhaban, Brahmapur. The subject of discussion was “Practical Implementation of Integral Education”. On 1st December,2013, New Life Education Trust Executive Body meeting was held at Sri Aurobindo Bhaban, Brahmapur. Sri Sriballav Panigrahi and Sri Prasad Tripathy conducted the meeting. From 7th to 8th December,2013, Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra, and Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Sabulia observed its 35th and 14th anniversary. Sri Anadi Charan Swain, Sri Sasadhar Behera, Sri Gopala Krushna Senapati, Sri Bhagirathi Mohapatra spoke on this occasion. Physical education demonstration and cultural programme were conducted by school students. On 9th December,2013 Sri Anadi Charan Swain and Sri Trilochana Pala participated in a special session of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle at Tarkirasi. On 11th December,2013, Sri Anadi Charana Swain laid the foundation stone of Sri Aurobindo Sadhana Mandir, Chikili. Sri Anadi Charan Swain, Ratnaprava Das and Sri Arun Tripathy spoke in a meeting followed by this function. On 18th December,2013, Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra, Bania observed its 29th anniversary. Ratnaprava Das, Sri Trilochana Pala, Sri Bhagabana Moharana, Sri Shibarama Panda and Sri Hajari Behera spoke on this occasion. From 27th to 29th December, 2013 , the students meet of Aspruha Zone Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centres was observed at Trakirashi. Sri Unna Shimachalam, Sri Shasadhar Behera, Sri Shibaram Panda and Sri Trilochana Pala conducted the programme.
Astha - Bhadrak
On 12th January,2014 at the anniversary of Dibyakrupa Pathachakra, Sri Dasaratha Panda and Pandit Birendra Panda discussed on the subject “The Aim of Life”. On 14th January,2014 at Dolapadi of district Bhadrak, Dr Golak Behari Sahu, Gobinda Chandra Barik, Kartikeswar Khuntia, Pandit Birendra Panda and Sri Bhaktahari Ratha discussed on the subject “Three fold Life, Work and Sacrifice , The experience of the Divine in Veda”. At Matrupalli Charampa, Smt Anusaya Sahu organised a session of mobile Sri Aurobindo Study Circle.Sri Bhaktahari ratha, Indramani Mahala and Sumanta Chakra participated in the discussion.
Astha - Bhadrak
On4th January,2014, at the anniversary of Manorama Girls High School,(Bilana,Bhadrak) Sri Anadi Charana Swain and Smt Nirupama Nayak spoke on ‘The Role of Women in forming the Future”. From 5th January to 7th January 2014, at the premises of Matrupalli, Charampa, District Bhadrak 44th Sri Aurobindo Youth Seminar was inaugurated by Dr Sanatana Mohanty. The participants were Sri anadi Charana Swain, Bhaktahari ratha, Dr Golak Behari Sahu, Kartikeswar Khuntia, Janardana Acharya, Pravat Nayak and Dr Basanta Manjari nanda.
Astha - Bhadrak
Sri Aurobindo Study Circle (Mobile) observed its special session on 19th January,2014 at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Charampa. Smt Anusaya Behera was the convenor. The meeting was conducted by Sri Bhaktahari Ratha. Sri Indramani Mahala and Sri Sumanta Chakra participated in the discussions on “Ideal mother, Ideal father and the Ideal child.”
Astha - Bhadrak
The 35th All Orissa Sri Aurobindo Women Conference was organised by Sri Aurobindo Mahila Pathachakra, Kohla of district Bhadrak from 24th January to 26th January,2014. On 24th the conference was inaugurated with march past by Sri Aurobindo Study Circle members. The exhibition on health and messages of The Mother was inaugurated by honourable MLA Sri Bijaya Nayak. The Conference was inaugurated by lightning the sacred lamp before the Presence of The Mother and Sri Aurobindo by Dr Malabka Roy. Then 35 members of Sri Aurobindo Mahila Pathachaskra ignited 35 lamps indicating the 35th Women Conference. Namita Nayak recited the Sanskrit hymens. Smt. Anjali Sinha read out the messages of Babaji Maharaj. Bidyutlata Nayak gave the welcome address. Dr Bijayeene Mohapatra spoke on the aim of conference. Bijayeene Moharana introduced the speakers. The souvenir published for the occasion was inaugurated by honourable district Judge Sri Suryamani Mohapatra. The inaugural speech was given by honourable MLA Sri Bijaya Nayak. In her touching speech Dr Malabika Roy explained the real aim of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother on this earth. She spoke that the soul is neither man nor women. Then honourable district Judge Sri Suryamani Mohapatra spoke on the necessity of spiritual Consciousness to solve the life problems. Gadadhar Mishra gave the concluding remarks. Kumari Janaki Mallik gave vote of thanks. This was followed by a cultural programme by the students of the school.
Krupa - Dhenkanal
A new Sri Aurobindo Study Circle(Auro Sadhana Kendra) was inaugurated on 1st January,2014 at the house of Shubhakanta Dehuri . Sarat Kumari Bhanja spoke on the necessity of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle. On 1st January,2014 , a special session of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was observed at Matrupalli, Medinipal. Ajaya spoke on “The Divine-how nearer to us”. A new Sri Aurobindo Study Circle(Sri Aurobindo Madhusmruti Pathachakra) was opened on 14th January,2014 at the house of Mamata Behera, near Dhenkanal Bus stand. Sarat Kumari Bhanja and Shantilata Das spoke on The Mother’s Presence. On 19th January,2014 at the Sri Aurobindo Integral School, Kamakshya Nagar , Sulochana Das spoke on”The Child in a Spiritual Atmosphere”. 34th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle and 27th Anniversary of Sacred Relics Instalation was observed on 20th &21st January at Matrubhaban, Barada. On 22th January ,2014,the anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was observed at Saradeipur, aqt the house of Sri Brajakishore Pratihari. Sulochana Sahoo and Jhili Sahoo discussed on the subject “The Mother’s Grace “. On 28th January 2nd anniversary of Subhra Jyoti Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was observed at Similia Nuasahi at the house of Maheswar Sahoo Smt. Sulochana Sahoo spoke on “Laws of the Age”.
Nishtha - Khurdha
On 12th January,2014 , Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, GGP Colony, Bhubaneswar, observed its annual sports day. On 15th January,2014 , the Sri Aurobindo Study Circle,at Maitree Janapada of Naharakanta observed its anniversary. Sri Anadi Charana Swain and Sri Pravat Kumar Nayak were the speakers. On 17th January, 2014, Sri Aurobindo Study Circle, at the house of Narayana Parida of Jayadev Vihar, Bhubaneswar observed its anniversary. Sri Anadi Charana Swain, Mahendra Swain, Sharat Chandra Ratha, Subasa Kara and Baikunthanatha Jena participated in the discussion. On 19th January,2014, Sri Aurobindo Study Circle, GGP colony, Rasulgada observed its annual day. Sri Ananda Ch Pradhan, Dr Golak Behari Sahu, Mahendra Nath Swain, Dr Sarat Ch Ratha spoke on the subject”Four Powers of The Mother”. On 20th January,2014, Science exhibition was organised by Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, GGP Colony, Bhubaneswar. On 26th January,2014, the anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was organised at the house of Surendranath Sahu of Niladri Vihar, Bhubaneswar. On 30th January,2014, the anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was observed at Naharakanta , Sarala Mohapatra’s house. Speakers were Rabindra Padhi, Mahendra Swain and Sripati Babu. On 1st January,2014 Matruchetana Study Circle of Rabindranath Mohanty observed its anniversary at Bishnu Temple of Sahid Nagara. Speakers were Dharanidhar Pal and Pravakara Mishra. On 2nd February,2014, at the house of Sri Kangali Babu, of Khairapada, Sri Aurobindo Study Circle observed its anniversary. Sri Pradeepta Babu, Ananda Babu, Sri Pravanjan Babu were the speakers. On 4th February,2014, Sri Aurobindo Study Circle at Niladri Vihar(GA/7) in the house of Sri Shubhranshu Sekhar Parija, observed its annual day. The subject of discussion was “The Mother’s Love”. On 8th February, 2014, Sri Aurobindo Study Circle at Matruniketana, Press Chhak, observed its anniversary. Sri Baikunthanath Jena presided over the function. Sri Mahendra Nath Swain, Dr Sarat Chandra Ratha, Rita Chand and Kanaklata Mohanty were the speakers. On 9th February,2014, a Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was organised at Satya Nagara, Press Colony. Many members of Bhubaneswar Sri Aurobindo Study Circle group participated in the function.
Samarpana - Koraput
Semiliguda : A special study circle was organised at Tala sahi , Semiliguda on 10.01.2014. Sri Krushna Sing, Kumari Jhanshi Sing, Koraput Dist. Convenor Sri Prasanta Kumar Swain, Sri Bulucharan Das, Sri Nrupendra Nath Kedar were participated. Local Counsellor Raghuram Padal and N.A.C Chairman participated actively. Medical Colony, Koraput : A special study circle was organised in th residence of Sri Sadashiva Adhikari. Sri Prasanta Kumar Swain, Sri Nrusingha Nath Panda and Sri Tankadhar Behera participated in the discussion. Sri Aurobindo Bhaban, Koraput : On 16.01.2014 (Thursday) a special study circle was organised at Sri Aurobindo Bhaban, Koraput. Sibani Kumari Sahoo, Sri Harihar Sahoo and Tankadhar Behera participated in the discussion. Rathasharma colony, Koraput : On 16.01.2014 the “Annual Study Circle” was organised in the house of Sri Pramod Kumar Pradhan. Sri Tankadhar Behera, Sri Prasanta Kumar Swain took part in the discussion. The topic was - ‘The Aim of Life’ and the first chapter of ‘The Mother’
Sangati - Baragarh
A Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was opened on 12th January,2014 at the house of Sri Manoranjan Biswal of Bhagapalli, Sunalarambha, district Baragad. In this function, Sri Fakir Mohana Mahakura was the Chief Guest and Sri Bhakta Charana Ratha was the Chief speaker. Sri Panchubana Karmi , Principal , Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre , Bheden, was the guest of honour. Sri Manoranjana Biswal was selected as the secretary of the newly formed Sri Aurobindo Study Cirlce.
Sangati - Baragarh
On1st January,2014, Sri Lambodara Hota inaugurated the 1st anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle –Dibya Janani-at the house of Pravash Kumar Hota of village Burdagram,GP –Bakati, district –Baragada. Sri Pravat Kumar Nayak spoke on “Ways of Sadhana”
Sangati - Baragarh
The sixth anniversary of ANANDAMAYEE PATHACHAKRA was celebrated on 5th January,2014 at 7PM at the house of Sri Surendra Meher of New Bheden of District Baragad. Sri Premaraj Meher and Sri Kulamani Sahu discussed on the subject “Life and Yoga”.
Sangati - Boudh
Sri Aurobindo Integral School, Padarapada(Boudha) observed its 18th anniversary on 4th and 5th January, 2014. Zonal Convenor of Sangati Zone Sri Prafulla Kumar Panda, organiser Sri Sudhiranjan Routray, Radhakanta Mishra, Sri Ajaya Kumar Patel participated in the discussions.
Sangati - Baragarh
Sri Aurobindo Mahila Pathachakra of Baradol, Cement Nagar ,District Baragada observed its 27th anniversary on 1st January, 2014. Managing Trustee Sri Khetrabasi Sahu, Kamala Tripathy, Samarendra Lenka, Radhakanta Mishra and Ramesh Chandra Sahu took part in the discussion.
Sangati - Baragarh
From 10th to 14th January,2014 the 18th Sri Aurobindo Integral Schools Students meet of Sangati Zone was organised at Sri Aurobindo Integral school, Baragada. The honorable local MLA Sri Sadhucharan inaugurated the camp.Sri Brajamohana Behera was the chief speaker.
Sangati - Baragarh
On 14th January,2014 Sri Aurobindo Integral School, Kalapani of District Baragad, observed its 18th anniversary along with the 9th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Mahila Pathachakra. Sri Radhakanta Mishra, Tapaswini Panda, Khirasagara Panda participated in the discussion.
Sangati - Baragarh
On 20th January,2014 , Sri Auromira Pathachakra observed its anniversary at the house of Sri Dhirendranath Das of Baragada. On this occasion Sri Radhakanta Mishra discussed on Savitri. On 16th January, 2014, Sri Auro Satsanga Kendra , Saharatikra, Baragada observed its 4th anniversary of Relics installation. Organisers discussed on the subject “Sri Aurobindo’s message to the Mankind”.
Satya - Cuttack
Sri Bishnu Charana Panda, the retired Divisional Manager of BSNL, left his body, on 3rd January,2014, which was his birthday also. He was a member of Matrubhaban and a trustee of Sri Aurobindo Shreekshetra , Dalijoda and worked unceasingly for the development of the Ashram. Our deep gratitude and regards for this great soul who came only to participate in The Mother’s Work in Orissa.
Satya - Kendrapara
DISTRICT KENDRAPADA - Sri Aurobindo Bigyana Parishada, Kendrapada observed its 3rd annual exhibition on 30th & 31st January,2014 at Indupur. The students and teachers of 13 Sri Aurobindo Integral Schools of Kendrapada with 27 Science projects, participated in the function. Sri Prasad Tripathy, Sarbeswar Mohapatra, Jasaswini Roy and Nisith Ranjan Rout addressed the participants and discussed on the activities and objective of Sri Aurobindo Bigyan Parishada.
Satya - Cuttack
Midnight meditation was organised at Matrubhaban,Cuttack on 31st December 2013 from 11.45 pm to 12.15 am. On 1st January ,2014 from 6 to 6.30 am; 10 to 10.30 am and evening 6 to 6.30 pm. New year cards of Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Nabajyoti Karalaya and Matrubhaban were distributed to thousands of visitors. An exhibition on Sadhana with quotations from Sri Aurobindo was organised by Prof. Jasaswini Roy.
Satya - Kendrapara
Sri Aurobindo Bigyana Parishada, Kendrapada observed its 3rd annual exhibition on 30th & 31st January,2014 at Indupur. The students and teachers of 13 Sri Aurobindo Integral Schools of Kendrapada with 27 Science projects, participated in the function. Sri Prasad Tripathy, Sarbeswar Mohapatra, Jasaswini Roy and Nisith Ranjan Rout addressed the participants and discussed on the activities and objective of Sri Aurobindo Bigyan Parishada.
Satya - Cuttack
On 12th January,2014 at the Hall of Sri Aurobindo University, Dalijoda the 2nd All Orissa Quiz programme on the book “Twelve Years with Sri Aurobindo” by Sri Nirodbaran was conducted by Sri Prasad Tripathy, the convenor and Dr Sarat Chandra Mishra, the chief organiser of Sri Aurobindo University.
Satya - Jagatsinghpur
On 2nd February,2014,at Purnagram(Charipolia) of Jagatsinghpur, a special Question-Answer session of Sri CH Nirakar was organised as a part of Silver Jubilee celebration of Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra Trust(The Integral Education Centre). Along with the organisers of Jagatsinghpur District, the teachers , guardians and students also participated. The atmosphere was vibrant with Her Presence. Sri Gurucharan Sahu, the Principal of the School, introduced the speaker Sri CH Nirakar and Dr Shyama Kanungo gave vote of thanks and reminded the 2nd February, as the birth day of Sri Champaklalji, who visited this place and in this meeting place spent sometime.
Satya - Cuttack
On 1st February,2014, the annual Science,Drawing and Hand Work exhibition of Sri Aurobindo Purnanga Bidyapitha was organised at Sri Aurobindo Shreekshetra , Dalijoda. Visitors were charmed to mark the clarity of the students on above subjects. Sri Pravakara Hati, the Trustee of Sri Aurobindo Shreekshetra visited every section of the exhibition and encouraged the students.
Satya - Jajpur
DISTRICT JAJPUR : Sri Aurobindo Yoga Niketana, Panikoili, observed its annual Relics installation day on5th January,2014. The honourable MLA Sri Ramachandra Khuntia, Subodha Das, Dr Biranchi Narayana Mohapatra and Banamali Acharya participated in the discussion on “Mother India”. Sri Ramesh Chandra Rout presided over the meeting. On 5th January,2014 , Matrusadan, Jajpur Town observed its annual Relics installation day. Kishore Kumar Gandhi, Chaturbhuja Sahu and Kirtana Behari Rout participated in the discussion. On 8th January,2014 a discussion was organised at the house of Geeta of Jajpur Road. On 11th and 12th January,2014 Jajpur District Integral Education seminar was organised at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Bachhol. Ajaya Babu, Purusottam Babu and Kailash Babu conducted the programme. From 18th January to 20th January,2014 a seminar on the message of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother was organised at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Mundamala. Sri Anadi Charana Swain and Sri Gobinda Babu conducted the camp. The annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle function was observed on 14th January,2014 at Atimanas Jyoti Bhaban, Dahanigadia. Sri Anadi Charana Swain, Sanjaya Babu, Kirtana Babu, Janardana Babu participated in the discussion. The annual Sri Aurobindo Study Circle conference was observed on 21st January,2014 at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Tarapur, Sri Anadi Charan Swain, Sri Kailash Babu and Leena organised the camp.
Satya - Jagatsinghpur
A new Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was inaugurated on 17th January,2014, at the house of Sri Narayana Sahu, of village Chandapat, of block Kujanga. Sri Sarbeswar Mohapatra, Sri Basudeb Nayak, Sri Gandharba Charana Lenka, Sri Manoj Kumar Manohari and Sri Chaityanya Kumar Jena participated in the discussion.
Satya - Kendrapara
A special session of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was organised at the house of Satyabhama of Kalikagadhia. Ajit and Manoranjana discussed on the subject “Faith and Reliance on The Mother” Sri Rasabehari Jena and Sri Ananta Kumar Sahu also participated in the discussion. The New School of Pattamundai , District Kendrapada observed its 25th anniversary on 24th January,2014 at the school premises. Professor Shankarshan Panda participated as the Chief Guest. He discussed on the subject “The necessity of Integral Education at the present time”
Satya - Jagatsinghpur
Smt Ratnamali Jema the ex MLA of Kujanga, left body at Cuttack, Aswini Hospital at the age of 98. She took birth on 20th September, 2016 and left body on on 29th January, 2014. She became the instrument to offer the entire land of Matrugram to Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry. Her only son the editor of Nabajyoti, Sri Biswamvar Samanta, her daughter Smt Pratingya Samanta, son in law the famous writer of India Prof. Manoj Das are at Sri Aurobindo Ashram. Her younger daughter Dr Bani Samanta who is at present at Kujnaga after her retirement took all care of her mother. She was one of the makers of Paradeep Port. The Future will ever remember the contribution of this rare family to The Mother’s Work in Orissa.
Shanti - Nuapada
The district level (Nuapada) Sri Aurobindo Study Circle Conference was observed on 14th January, 2014 at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Khadial. Principal of the School Manjurani Das conducted the meeting. Chief Speaker Prahasini Padhi, Secretary of the Study Circle Majour Dr Ramachandra Mishra, President Dr Supriya Chatterjee, District Convenor Bhagabana Panigrahi and Sunit Purohit participated in the discussion.

Aspruha - Gajapati
From 5th to 9th December,2013, there was a collective reading of Savitri at Sri Aurobindo Integral School, Paralakhemundi of Gajapati District. On 9th December Smt Geetanjali Dash discussed on ‘Life after Death”.On 15th December,2013 at Purnapitha, there was the celebration of 15th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Integral School. Sri Kalyan Kumar Ratha was the chief Guest. The 34th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Integral school, Paralakhemundi was observed on 21st and 22nd December, 2013.On 21st the chief guest was the Principal of local Women’s college Dr Shankar Prasad Buxi and on 22nd the guest was the district Collector of Gajapati Sri Basudeb Bahini Pati.. The meet of Sri Aurobindo Integral School ex-students of Aspruha Zone was inaugurated by Sri Una Shimachalam at Kairashi Sri Aurobindo Integral School, District Ganjam. Everyday, there was group discussion on different subjects with physical education and cultural programme. 120 students from 20 schools participated .
Astha - Mayurbhanj
Sri Aurobindo’s Relics was installed at Sri Aurobindo Nilaya of District Mayurbhanj, Astha Zone on 10th December,2003 by Prof. Chhote Narayan Sharma. The Centre observed its annual day of installation on 10th December. Prof. Sarat Chandra Mishra, Prof. Jashaswini Roy, Sri Nisith Ranjan Rout and Sushama discussed on the subject “On Sri Aurobindo”.
Astha - Bhadrak
On 18th December,2013, at the house of Dr Sanatana Mohanty, the 258th session of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle(Mobile) was observed. Sri Subodha Kumar Sahu, Indramani Mahal, Dr Golak Behari Sahu and Sri Bhaktahari ratha participated in the discussion. The subject was “The Mother is our aim”and “Threefold Life”. On 29th December,2013 at the house of Sri Madana Mohan Das(Bisani Khaida , Bhadrak) a special session of Sri aurobindo Study Circle was organised. Dr Basanta Manjari Nanda, Bhaktahari Ratha, Indramani Mahala, and Dr Basudeb Barik participated on the subjects-“The importance of body in Yoga”, “The place of gods in Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga”, “The net of Ego”. On December, 31st evening of 2013, Sri Bhaktahari Ratha spoke at Sri Aurobindo Study Circle at Charampa on the subject “We must not forget The Mother”.
Astha - Bhadrak
A seminar was arranged on 8th December,2013 at the house of Dr Sanatana Mohanty at Januganj of Bhadrak District. Sri Endramani Mahala spoke on the subject "Man and the Universe”, Engineer Sri Subodha Kuumar Das spoke on “The Mother is our Goal”and Dr Golask Behari Sahu spoke on “Three Fold of Life”. Sri Bhaktahari Ratha presided over the seminar.
Astha - Bhadrak
To celebrate the 44th anniversary of Matruniketana, Bandalo, district Bhadrak, there was a seminar on “What we have learnt from Sri Aurobindo Study Circle”. On 31st December,2013, the ex-students of Sri Aurobindo Integral School arranged a special Sri Aurobindo Study on “How to participate more effectively in The Mother’s Work”. The participants meditate at 11.45 pm to 12.15 am to welcome the New Year-2014.
Astha - Bhadrak
A seminar was organised by Sri Aurobindo Study Circle , Balipur of Bhadrak district,to observe Sri Aurobindo’s Mahasamadhi day.Sri Manoranjan Jena, the Convenor of Bhadandari Pokhari Block was the chief speaker. He discussed on the subject “The necessity of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle”. Similarly the 9th December was observed at Sri Aurobindo Integral Centre, Bandalo and at Dibyakrupa Sri Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra, Khapuriapada of Bhadrak District.
Astha - Baleswar
Sri Aurobindo Centre of Integral Education, Rajabagicha, Baleswar is observing its annual day celebration on 23rd December,2013. Sri Labanya Nidhi Jena BDO,Sadar,Baleswar will be the Chief Guest and Mr Alok Kumar Sahu, Chairman, Baleswar Municipalty will be the Chief Speaker. Mr Sailendra Nath Parida CA will preside over the function.
Astha - Bhadrak
On 29th December,2013, Sunday, the 19th Sri Aurobindo Science Exhibition was inaugurated by Sri Pradeep Kumar Jena at Sri Aurobindo Integral School, Olanga of district Bhadrak. Sri Akshya Kumar Jena, Madhusudan Dikhit, Akshya Kumar Majhi, Chandrachuda Dikhit, Arjuna Parida and Anima Mohanty participated in conducting the camp.
Astha - Bhadrak
On 21st and 22nd December, 2013, 14TH Sri Aurobindo Yuba-Chhatra Sibira was conducted at Matrupalli, Sohada,of Dhamnagara, District Bhadrak. The subjects of discussion were "The Realisation of the Divine in a transformed mind, life and body”, ”The Role of women at present scenario”. The participant speakers were District Organiser Sri Lakshmidhara Pagala, Sri Indramani Mahal, Smt Bijayeene Moharana, Sri Bholanath Sahu. It was a good gathering from different places of Bhadrak district.
Krupa - Anugul
All Orissa Sri Aurobindo Legal Unit, observed its 4th annual Conference at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Matru Vihar, Athamallik, of District Anugul. Special Judge of Vigilance Sri Parkas Chandra Mohapatra opened the Souvenir. Sri Sriballav Panigrahi, Sri Prakash Chandra Mohapatra, Sri Prasad Tripathy, Sri Prafulla Chandra Biswal, Sri Akshya Kumar Mohapatra, Sri Narayana Pradhan spoke on the subject “The Role of Logic in organising Life’. Many teachers and students participated in this conference.
Krupa - Dhenkanal
Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Dhenkanal observed its 32nd annual sports on 13th December,2013 at Dhenkanal Mini stadium. Students of the institution presented the physical education programme in a splendid atmosphere. The Chief Guest Sri Prasad Tripathy emphasized the role of physical education in the scheme of Integral Education.
Krupa - Anugul
Sri Aurobindo Study Circle, Matruniketana, Anugul observed 18th October,2013 as Physical Education day. A special meeting was arranged for this day in which Sri Arabinda Pradhan, Sri Girish, Sri Karunakara, Sri Antarjami and Sri Akshya spoke on the importance of Physical Education in Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga. All the members participated in the physical education demonstration programme.
Krupa - Dhenkanal
Every year a camp-named Jigyansa (Will to know) is being organised by the ex-students of Sri Aurobin Integral Education Centre, Dhenkanal . This year-2013 the camp was from 25th to 27th December and “On Science” was the theme. On 26th. Prof. Jasaswini Roy and Engineer Sri Nisith Ranjan Rout from Matrubhaban, Cuttack, addressed the campers on Sri Aurobindo Bigyan Parishad. Sambit, Ashis, Rinku, Anil and Himanshu organised the camp.
Nishtha - Khurdha
Sri Aurobindo Sanskruti Sansad of Bhubaneswar of District Khordha is observing 20th Sri Aurobindo Study Circle Conference from 9th to 11th December,2013 at Matru Vihar , Khandagiri, Bhubaneswar . Along with Prof. Sri Biswanath Ray, Prof. Mohapatra Nilamani Sahoo, Sri Satakadi Hota, Prof. Chandrasekhar Ratha and Sri Sriballav Panigrahi also participated in the function.
Nishtha - Nayagarh
All Orissa Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Students Meet was organised by New Life Education Trust from 23rd December to 25th December,2013 at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Rajsunakhala, of District Nayagad. It was inaugurated by Sri Prasad Tripathy, the secretary of New Life Education Trust. The students were distributed in six groups to discuss on the subjects : Mathematics, Science, Odia, Social Science, Creativity and Sri Aurobindo study Circle. The campers presented cultural programme on 23rd and 24th evening. The entire function was organised and arranged only by the students. The concluding session was on 25th December,2013 afternoon.
Nishtha - Puri
Sri Aurobindo Yuba Chhatra Shibira was organised on 22nd December,2013, at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Seula Sahi,Nimapada, of Puri district.Sri Sukanta Kumar Jena and Sri Biswamvar Sahu conducted the camp.Smt Rita Chand discussed on “Daily Life according to Mother’a Ideal”. Ramakanta Sahu spoke on “The Secret of effective Prayer”.Sri Shuratha Swain conveyed the vote of thanks. At the house of Sri Manamohana Mohanty, on 1st January,2014, the second anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle, was organised. The subjects of discussion were “We are responsible for our sufferings”, “The Supramental Yoga”, “The secret of the incarnation of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo”. Sri Praddepta Mishra, Sri Shubhendu Mohanty and Dr Sarat Chandra Ratha were the speakers.
Nishtha - Puri
Sri Aurobindo Yuba Chhatra Shibira was organised on 22nd December,2013, at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Seula Sahi,Nimapada, of Puri district.Sri Sukanta Kumar Jena and Sri Biswamvar Sahu conducted the camp.Smt Rita Chand discussed on “Daily Life according to Mother’a Ideal”. Ramakanta Sahu spoke on “The Secret of effective Prayer”.Sri Shuratha Swain conveyed the vote of thanks. At the house of Sri Manamohana Mohanty, on 1st January,2014, the second anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle, was organised. The subjects of discussion were “We are responsible for our sufferings”, “The Supramental Yoga”, “The secret of the incarnation of The Mother & Sri Aurobindo”. Sri Praddepta Mishra, Sri Shubhendu Mohanty and Dr Sarat Chandra Ratha were the speakers.
Samata - Sundargarh
On 3rd December,2013 Ashok opened one Sri Aurobindo Study Circle at Duduka college. On 5th December,2013 Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra, Darlipalli observed its 19th anniversary. On 12th December,2013 Sri Aurobindo Study Circle , Kulabira observed its 1st anniversary. On 23rd December,2013 ,2013 Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra, Badakhalia observed its 6th anniversary. On 20th December,2013, Sri Aurobindo Study Circle, Diamunda ranged a seminar on the occasion of its anniversary. The subject of discussion was “Who is The Mother and why we are here” From 28h to 30th December,2013, the 18th Sri Aurobindo Youth Seminar (District-Sundergad)was conducted by Sri Buddhadev Patel at Bartenakela.
Sangati - Baragarh
At Sri Aurobindo Study Circle , Bheden, Dist-Baragad, there was a midnight meditation on 31st December,2013, to welcome New Year,2014..Throughout the day of 1st January, discussions were arranged on subjects related to The Mother and Sri Aurobindo. Sri Gandaram Dash organised meeting of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle on 31st December,2013 where Zonal Convenor Sri Sridhar Sahu was the Chief Speaker.
Sangati - Baragarh
On 28th December,2013 and on 29th December,2013 , Sri Aurobindo Nabadiganta Pathachakra, Baragada and Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra, Baragad observed special sessions on”Sri Aurobindo Study Circle”, “The Mother’s Grace”. Sri Sridhara Sahu, Joint Convenor Sangati Zone and Sri Narendra spoke on the subject.
Sangati - Baragarh
From 25th to 27th December,2013 , the 21st seminar of Sri Aurobindo Students & Youth Association and 5th Sri Aurobindo Army of Light Camp were organised by Sri Aurobindo Sahitya Mandir, Cement Nagara, Baradola. Sri Prafulla Kumar Panda,Convenor, Sangati Zone inaugurated the Seminar and Sri Samarendra Lenka the district organiser, Baragada conducted the camp. Participant speakers were Sri Sridhar Sahu (Joint Convenor Sangati Zone) Sri Ramesh Ch Sahu, Tarani Sen, Kshetrabasi Sahu, Tapini Panda, Radhakanta Mishra, Debaraj Behera, Chandrakanta Jayaprakasha, Pratima Guru, Parbatri, Jayanti, Hemangani, Prabhat Kumar Nayak, Upendra Mahapatra, Arun Kumar Panda, Prasanta and Arakhit Students and youths of Sri Aurobindo Study Circles , Baragada extended their loving cooperation.
Sangati - Boudh
The 1st anniversary of Bhabani Mandir at Chaurianpadar of District Boudh was observed on 12th December,2013. Sri Prasad Tripathy presided on the closing ceremony session. Along with the Zonal Convenor Sri Prafulla Panda all the organisers of Distric Committee were present.
Satya - Cuttack
Sri Aurobindo Shreekshetra, Dalijoda observed its annual sports day on 5th December,2013. Sri Gyanaranjan Mohanty, Project Director, DRDA was the Chief Guest. He appreciated the arrangement of beautiful floral decoration in each class room. He too expressed that being an unit of the Ashram, the character building programme along with the usual educational activities taken up by this institution is simply unique. All the sports activities was neatly presented by the students.
Satya - Cuttack
On 11th December, 2013, Sri Aurobindo Engineering & Technical Group observed its monthly session in a very beautiful atmosphere at the house of Engineer, Sri Ramesh Kumar Behera, Mahanadi Vihar, Cuttack. The subject of discussion was “How to utilise personal difficulties to progress in Sadhana”. Engineer Sri B.K.Sinha conducted the meeting.
Satya - Kendrapara
Sri Aurobindo Study Circle Committee, District Kendrapada observed its Annual Sports at Sri Aurobindo Sikshya shram, Belatala, Pattamundai from 1st, 2nd and 3rd December for the year 2013. On 3rd December, on the closing ceremony Sri Prasad Tripathy, Urmila Rout and Binod Debbata participated in the programme. Along with the Zonal Convenor Sri Sarbeswar Mohapatra, all the organisers of District committee were present.
Satya - Jagatsinghpur
Sri Aurobindo Adarsha Pathachakra, Mangarajpur, Balikuda of District Jagatsinghpur observed its anniversary on 25th December,2013. This Sri Aurobindo Study Circle was started in 1970, but in course of time became inactive. From 21st June 2013, again it is functioning regularly. The subject discussed in the seminar of its annual function was –“The Role of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle in our inner progress”. Prof. Jagatananda Mohanty presided over the meeting and participants were Smt. Nirupama Parida, Eng Sri Ambika Prasad Mohanty, Professor Banashreed Rout and Gadadhar Mishra.
Satya - Jajpur
Sri Aurobindo Engineering and Technical Group observed its 16th Annual celebration at Matru Sikshya Kendra, Taharpur in Jajpur district of Odisha. A workshop was organised on the subject “Technology in Everyday Life” with the participation of Sri Gopinath Sahu, Biraja Kinkara Sinha, Ramesh Kumar Behera, Satyajit Mishra, Ardhendu Shekhar Dash, Chinamaya Samal, Ambika Prasad Mohanty, Bipin Kuanr , Binoda Kumar, Nishith Ranjan Rout, Abhimanyu Maharana. Sri Prasad Tripathy gave concluding remarks. The subject of Evening session was “Technology in the service of the Divine” which was addressed by Dr Biranchi narayana Mohapatra and Gadadhar Mishra. Sri Kirtana Bihari Rout concluded the session with his remarks. Sri Ambika Prasad Mohanty gave vote of thanks . Sri Prsad Tripathy coordinate the session.
Satya - Cuttack
The annual cultural programme of Sri Aurobindo Institute of Higher Studies & Research, Matrubhaban, Cuttack was held on 29th and 30th December,2013 at the premises of Matrubhaban. On 29th the programme was started with a group dance accompanying the powerful verses of Katha Upanishad that gave a special vibration to the atmosphere. In all two days programme the participants were students from Nursery to +2 level including the ex-students of the institution.
Satya - Jagatsinghpur
On 21st and 22nd December, 2013, All Odisha Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Girl’s Meet was organised at SriMa Sri Aurobindo Trust Rairpur of Jagatsinghpur District. About 500 participantas from 30 districts of Odisha joined in the conference. Dr Vibha S.Vaishnav, Associate Professor,Department of Electronics, Sardar Patel University, Vallav Bidya Mandir,Gujurat was specially invited for this Conference. The Chief Guest in the inaugural session was Sri Sashibhusan Behera MP, Rajyasabha, The Guest of Honour was Sri Prasanta Muduli, MLA and Sri Satya Kumar Mallik ,the Collector of Jagatsinghpur. An exhibition was organised specially on the problems of teenagers girls and on health. On 22nd December evening at last session of the conference, Dr Bijayeene Mohapatra conveyed vote of thanks.
Satya - Jajpur
On 7th and 8th December,2013, the Annual Sports of Jajapur District was organised at Matrusadana, Jajpur Town. Sri Kirtana Behari Rout gave the Welcome Speech. Teachers, students and organisers of 18 Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centres participated in the function. On 15th December,2013, Sri Aurobindo Sahitya Parishada of Jajpur District, observed its annual day at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre of Sankharidiha, Jajpur District. On 20th December,2013 a seminar was organised at Ragadi, Jajpur District by Sri Banamali Acharya. The subject of discussion was “Sri Aurobindo – the messenger of the Future".
Satya - Jagatsinghpur
Sri Aurobindo Nibas, Jagatsinghpur is observing its 44th Annual day of Sri Aurobindo’s Relics installation for which a camp is being organised from 9th to 11th December. Professor Sri Biswanath Ray from Calcutta addressed the participants on 10th December morning session. The sacred Relics was installed as the pioneering Relics Centre in Odisha, on 9th December,1970 at 10 am by Babaji Maharaj Sri Ramakrishna Das. Sri Udar and Prof. Manoj Das who accompanied Relics from Ashram were also present on this occasion.
Satya - Jajpur
On 30th November and 1st December, 2013 there was a Sri Aurobindo Mahila Pathachakra Conference at Sri Aurobindo Integral Education Centre, Kadamian, Jajpur District organised by Kumudini Swain. The subject of discussion was “A Divine Family”
Satya - Jagatsinghpur
Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra, Koladia, Paradeep of Jagatsinghpur District observed its 24th annual day on 14th December,2013 at U.P.School, Koladia. Sri Prasad Tripathy, Sri Kirtana Brahma discussed on the subject “Need of Sri Aurobindo in our lives”. Zonal Convenor Sri Sarbeswar Mohapatra presided over the meeting. District Convenor Sri Rabindra Kumar Rout gave vote of thanks.

Krupa - Anugul
Sri Ch. Nirakar’s Question –Answer session on Sri Aurobindo’s Yoga was conducted in the district of Anugul from 5th November, 2013 to 8th November,2013. He spoke at Derenga of Kanihini block, Kanabira of Anugul block, Bainda of Kishore Nagar block, Ambapala of Chhenipada block, and at Natada high school. For the members of Matruniketana, Anugul, on 8th November,2013 ,he too participated in a special Question-Answer session. In his clear, simple and luminous way of speaking , he removed the doubt of many.
Krupa - Anugul
Sri Aurobindo Study Circle, Deuligada of Banarpal Block, District Anugul had observed its anniversary on 12th November,2013. The organiser of the Study Circle Kapil presented the annual report. Sri Kirtan Behari Rout, Jali, Sri Fakir, Pradeep, Askhya and Arabinda participated in the discussion.
Samarpana - Koraput
On 17th November,2013 at Sri Aurobindo Bhaban , Jeypore, there was a special Sri Aurobindo Study Circle session on the occasion of The Mother’s Mahaprayana Day. On 19th November,2013 at the new built house of Sri Suresh of paper Mill there was a special Sri Aurobindo Study Circle. On 24th November,2013 at Nakulagudda of Borigumma Block there was a discussion on the subject-“Siddhi Day”. On 26th November,2013, there was a Sri Aurobindo Study Circle seminar on the subject”The Mother’s Symbol”. Those who participated on these discussions are Krushna Ch Ghadai, Sampada Mishra, Lakhmidhara Sahu, Nilamadhaba Mishra, Bhajana Singh, Madhusmita, Harihara Sahu, Chudamani Achari, Suresh, Rashmiranjan Beuria, Padmanava Gouda, Promoda Nayak, Dinabandhu, Kahnai Baida, Pranaya Nayak, Rajendra Mohapatra, Prasanta Padhi, Josna Biswas, Saraswati, Jangyaseni,Hemalata rajak, Kuni Mohapatra.
Satya - Cuttack
The anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Pathachakra at Similipur of Banki, district Cuttack was celebrated on On 24th November 2013. The meeting was conducted by Sri Akhilchandra Birabara Harichandana. The subject of discussion was “The fulfillment of Life in Integral Yoga”. On 25th December,2013,at the house of Sri Ushanath Satapathy, the 8th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle, NAC colony Banki(Cuttack) was conducted by Sri Aparti Charana Mantri. The participants in the discussion were Sri Durga Charana Nayak, Sri Akhilchandra Birabara Harichandana, Sri Damodara Raj, and Sri Koushika Nayak . The subject of discussion was “The necessity of Sri Aurobindo’s Integral Yoga and Sri Aurobindo Study Circle.” On 25th December, 2013, Sri Aparti Charana Mantri conducted the 14th anniversary of Sri Aurobindo Study Circle, NAC, College Road, Banki(Cuttack). The speakers were Sri Akhila Chandra Harichandana, Ramakanta Mohapatra, Mahendra Parida and Koushik Nayak.