Visit of the Honorable Prime Minister of India - Report

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(From the 22nd Interim News Summary,
30 December 2019)


Dear Friends,

The Honorable President of India Shri Ram Nath Kovind visited the Matrimandir in the evening of 23rd December 2019 with his family.

He was received by Thiru D. Jayakumar, Minister for Fisheries and Personnel and Administrative Reforms representing the Tamil Nadu Govt., Shri V.K. Siljio, Director Unesco Division at the Ministry for Human Resources Development, Shri Madan Gopal, member of the Governing Board, Mr Srinivasmurthy, Acting Secretary of the Auroville Foundation and Mr Ranjith, representing the Working Committee of Auroville.

He was accompanied in the Chamber by Smt Kiran Bedi, Lieutenant Governor of Pondicherry, by Prof Sachinanda Mohanty, member of the Governing Board, and by Srimoyi.

The visit was also attended by other members of the Matrimandir Team and the Working Committee.

The Honorable President spent half an hour in the Chamber and exchanged a few words at the exit with the representative of the Tamil Nadu Govt and members of the Governing Board and Working Committee. During the very short conversation the Honorable President enquired with the representative of Tamil Nadu govt about the status of proper public transport access to Auroville, and members of the Working Committee indicated the need for a suitable land protection for Auroville.

Please find a few photographs of the visit on Auronet.

Youtube link:

With Regards,
The Working Committee