Welcome to the COLAAP Website!
COLAAP is a abbreviation for ‘COLLABORATION FOR AUROVILLE AREA PROTECTION’.
Here, on this site, you will receive information about latest situation in land purchase and protection for the harmonious and unified development of Auroville Universal Township.
What is Auroville?
Simply put, Auroville is a growing international community in South India, 12 k.m. north of the Union Territory of Puducherry. Founded on 28 February 1968, today 2400 people from 44 countries reside in Auroville and are engaged in multifarious activities to realize the vision of a unique universal township at the forefront of human progress towards a sunlit future: a new era of peace, human unity, international understanding founded on the growth of culture and consciousness - one’s own consciousness and the consciousness of the society as a whole.
“Auroville is an attempt towards collective realization.” – wrote the Mother, the founding inspiration behind Auroville and the collaborator of Sri Aurobindo, the renowned Indian mystic philosopher and visionary of the new spiritual evolution of the world.
Slowly by slowly, we are advancing towards the great goal – a city of unending education, of youth that never ages, of constant progress. Difficulties on the way – both subjective and objective – are numerous but we keep going, confident of the ultimate success.
One of the major challenges Auroville is facing today is to secure the material foundation, the required lands for the future township. Rather than analyzing the reasons for this state of things, we would prefer to concentrate on finding the way, on resolving the task.
Over the years, Auroville has secured half of the lands for the planned township, which consists of two major components, the City or the urban area and the Green Belt.
In the City or the urban area, Auroville still needs to purchase 200 acres or 16% percent of lands. In the Green Belt, the situation is less advanced with nearly 2000 acres or approx. 55 % of lands still to be secured.
Would you like to contribute? Would you like to help Auroville meet this essential challenge? Well, there are many ways to collaborate. You can offer your time, your talent, your creativity. Do get in touch with us if you are keen to collaborate. We shall be happy to hear from you.
However, if your hands are full, if you cannot offer your time, you may still collaborate by contributing financially towards the land purchase, click here. By doing so, you will be collaborating in an essential way in the development of Auroville.
The following message of the Mother is as valid today as it was when she first issued it in 1971.
“Lands for Auroville are to be bought and can be bought. Money is needed. Will you help?” – The Mother (1971)
In 2018, Auroville will celebrate her 50 anniversary. It is our aspiration to make significant headway in the meantime so that Auroville could manifest her marvellous potentialities for the good of India and the world.
“Lands for Auroville Unified” (LFAU)
More information about Auroville on www.auroville.org