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An SAS Journal (Blog). Updated fortnightly.

Sustainable Development

In recent times there is a growing awareness about Sustainable Development and it is playing an increasingly important role in planning systems and industry all over the world. It is also raising some critical issues and fundamental questions which do not admit of an easy answer. Too often the driving force of change is fear, which creates its own problems.


AuroSpace is an International Institute for Sustainable Development, Design and Architecture based on the principles mentioned above, where young students, professionals, experts could come and participate in this important field, with a new, deeper approach.

This Institute will be housed in a magnificent heritage building, right on the sea, with a unique fusion of traditional French and Tamil architectures.


AuroSpace has already designed the National Centre of Excellence for Rural & Sustainable Development called ‘Sharanam’, which is part of SARVAM, our integral rural development programme. The construction of the Centre is nearing its completion. Sharanam has been chosen by the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) as one of the most sustainable and green buildings in India and placed on their website.

AuroSpace is now working on the designing of the management, health, youth and educational centres at Puducherry and other places.



Sustainable Development - AuroSpace

Seminar on Organic Farming Held at SHARANAM

On February 22, 2018, a seminar on ‘Organic Farming’ was organized at the SHARANAM Campus of Sri Aurobindo Society, Ousteri, Puducherry. The event was jointly organized by Agriculture Technology Management Agency, Department of Agriculture, Government of Puducherry and the Rural Development Wing of the Sri Aurobindo Society.

View Info | Feb 22, 2018


Sustainable Development - Matrikunj

Educational Trip for Farmers’ Producer Organization

On September 19, 2017, Matrikunj—‘Mother’s Garden’, the sustainable development arm of Sri Aurobindo Society, organized a day-long Educational Trip for a Cuddalore-based NGO named Rural Education and Action for Liberation (REAL). Their aim of the workshop was to understand how livelihood could be sustained and enhanced through organic farming methods

View Info | Sep 19, 2017


Sustainable Development - Matrikunj

‘Learning from Nature’—Visit of Education Camp Participants to Matrikunj

From May 10 to 20, 2017, ICIE conducted its annual workshop on Integral Education for teachers, principals, educationists and parents. As a part of their ‘Learning with Nature’ module, the participants visited Matrikunj and experienced first-hand that Nature too is an influential and inspirational teacher.

View Info | May 15, 2017


Sustainable Development - Matrikunj

A Walk Down the Organic Farm Lane’—One-Day Retreat at ‘Matrikunj’

Matrikunj—‘Mother’s Grove’, the sustainable development arm of Sri Aurobindo Society, organized a day-long retreat for a first-hand, up-close experience of a self-sufficient practice of natural, organic and conscious farming on March 25, 2017.

View Info | Mar 25, 2017


The Sri Aurobindo Society aims to bring together all those who would like to work for the advent of a new world. Participate with us—come visit, volunteer, contribute, learn and grow in a way and in a field that interests you.

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