On April 29, 2022, a group of 38 university students and research scholars visited Sri Aurobindo Society for a 2-hour orientation programme. The group included M.Ed. Students from the School of Education, Pondicherry University, and NIEPMD (National Institute for Empowerment of Persons with Multiple Disabilities). AuroBharati planned the visit.
With the theme, ‘Introduction to Sri Aurobindo,’ the interactive learning programme included a detailed walkthrough of the AuroBharati poster exhibition titled ‘Sri Aurobindo and India’s Freedom’ with the students.
After a brief meditation, the programme began with Dr. Beloo Mehra from AuroBharati giving a brief introduction to the exhibition highlighting the Yogi-revolutionary aspect of Sri Aurobindo. The students asked some interesting questions.
For the next 40 minutes, the group walked through the exhibition, with Dr. Mehra pointing out some key points from some of the posters. Interesting anecdotes about the Indian freedom movement, especially concerning the work of revolutionaries, came up during the interactions.
After the tea break, the students had an interactive session with Mr. Shivakumar of AuroYouth on the theme of Sri Aurobindo and the Youth of India. Mr. Shivakumar and Dr. Beloo Mehra gave a brief introduction to Integral Education to the students.
Dr. K. Chellamani, Dean, School of Education, and a few faculty members also accompanied the group. All the participants highly appreciated the programme.