Welcome to the COLAAP Website!
COLAAP is an abbreviation for ‘COLLABORATION FOR AUROVILLE AREA PROTECTION’. Here, on this site, you will receive information about the latest on 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 km north of the Union Territory of Puducherry, earlier known as Pondicherry. Founded on 28 February 1968, today 2400 people from 44 countries reside in Auroville and are engaged in many different 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 collective.
“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.
The Auroville Charter
- Auroville belongs to nobody in particular. Auroville belongs to humanity as a whole. But, to live in Auroville, one must be a willing servitor of the divine consciousness.
- Auroville will be the place of an unending education, of constant progress, and a youth that never ages.
- Auroville wants to be the bridge between the past and the future. Taking advantage of all discoveries from without and from within, Auroville will boldly spring towards future realisations.
- Auroville will be a site of material and spiritual researches for a living embodiment of an actual human unity.
Slowly, we are advancing along this parth. 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 acting upon the task at hand.
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, Auroville still needs to purchase 200 acres or 16% of the land required. 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, and your creativity. Do get in touch with us. 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 (or go to ‘Donate’ section). By doing so, you will be collaborating in an essential way in the development of Auroville.
In 2018, Auroville will celebrate her 50th 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) firstname.lastname@example.org
More information about Auroville on www.auroville.org