• Short Summary

    TEENAGE BOYS AND GIRLS OR MANY COUNTRIES TOOK PART IN CEREMONIES AT THE LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE OF AUROVILLE, A PROJECTED "IDEAL CITY" OF INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP NEAR PONDICHERRY IN SOUTH INDIA.

  • Description

    TEENAGE BOYS AND GIRLS OR MANY COUNTRIES TOOK PART IN CEREMONIES AT THE LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE OF AUROVILLE, A PROJECTED "IDEAL CITY" OF INTERNATIONAL FRIENDSHIP NEAR PONDICHERRY IN SOUTH INDIA. THEY BROUGHT EARTH FROM ANY PARTS OF THE WORLD TO BE ENSHRINED IN THE CITY'S FOUNDATIONS.

    AUROVILLE IS TO BE THE FIRST "WORLD CITY", EXTENDING A WELCOME TO ANYONE INTERESTED IN PROMOTING INTERNATIONAL HARMONY, WHATEVER HIS NATIONALITY, RELIGION, VIEWS, OCCUPATION OR WAY OF LIFE. THE UNDERLYING IDEA CAME FROM THE FOUNDER OF A LOCAL SPIRITUAL COMMUNITY WHOSE PRESENT HEAD, SRI. AUROBINDO ASHRAM, REMAINS ACTIVELY ASSOCIATED WITH THE PROJECT, WHICH IS NOW SPONSORED BY UNESCO AND SUPPORTED BY THE INDIAN GOVERNMENT.

    THE PLANS FRO AUROVILLE ENVISAGE A POPULATION OF 50,000, TO BE HOUSED AND PROVIDED FOR ACCORDING TO MODERN TOWN PLANNING PRECEPTS; THE CONCENTRIC LAY-OUT PROVIDES FOR ZONING INTO RESIDENTIAL, BUSINESS, CULTURAL AND INDUSTRIAL QUARTERS.

    THE PLANS FOR AUROVILLE ARE THE WORK OF A CONSORTIUM OF FRENCH ARCHITECTS LED BY M. ANGER.

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  • Data

    Film ID:
    VLVA2UVKW07X8EYNNG5HIQS8XG1FK
    Media URN:
    VLVA2UVKW07X8EYNNG5HIQS8XG1FK
    Group:
    Reuters - Incuding Visnews
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    03/03/1968
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:21:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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