On November 8 and 9, 2015, Dr Sampadananda Mishra, Director, Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture, was invited by the Integral School, Binika in Balangir district of Odisha to deliver a series of lectures on the practice of Integral Yoga in everyday life. The lectures were attended by the teaching staff, students, parents and other devotees of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in that locality. Dr Mishra also visited Kadalipali (10 kms from Binika) and Chadheigudi Relics Center (15 kms from Binika). In Kadalipali he addressed the annual function of a Study Circle, while in Chadheigudi he interacted with students at one of the student’s residence.
From November 13 to 20, Dr Mishra was invited to conduct a training programme for Sanskrit teachers of Seth MR Jaipuria School in Lucknow.
On November 15, Dr Mishra delivered a talk titled ‘From Shoonya to Poorna’ in a panel discussion organized at the India International Center, New Delhi, by Corporate Ashram and Motilal Banarasi Das. Participants in this event were mainly from various corporate sectors.
On November 20, an interschool Sanskrit recitation programme was organized by the Sanskrit department of Seth MR Jaipuria School, Lucknow. Around 50 students of class 6, 7 and 8 from various schools in and around Lucknow and Baranasi participated. The students were asked to recite 18 shlokas from Sri Aurobindo’s one and only Sanskrit poem ‘Bhavani Bharati’. In the prize-giving ceremony, Dr Mishra was invited to speak on the importance of ‘Bhavani Bharati’ in nation building.
On November 21, Dr Mishra was invited to speak on how learning Sanskrit helps in the inner growth of a child in a seminar organized by Global Indian International School, Noida, in collaboration with Corporate Ashram and Motilal Banarasi Das. The event was attended by teachers, principals and administrative members of a few schools in Noida and New Delhi. Other speakers at this programme were Dr Bal Devanand Sagar, Dr Prashant Singh, Prof Bal Ram Singh, Pauk Palmoraza and Venkat Subramanian.
On November 22, Dr Mishra was invited to speak on the ancient perspectives of Man and Nature in a National Seminar on Global Warming and Climate Change organized in Bhopal by the Madhya Pradesh Government.
On November 25, Dr Mishra participated in an internal meeting of the AuroPath initiative of Sri Aurobindo Society in which the Vice-Chancellor of North Odisha University, Baripada and Director, AuroPath, Sushil Deorah, were present to discuss the activities of AuroPath in Odisha.
On November 29, Dr Mishra visited Matrisadan, Sri Aurobindo’s relics centre in Jaipur.