Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC), Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry, strives to rediscover the genius and outstanding magnificence of Indian culture and works to apply it dynamically to life and all its activities in modern India. It aspires to evoke among the youth a great love for India, pride in their heritage and an aspiration and will to create an even greater future.
Sanskrit has been the language of India’s very soul, the language through which India has expressed herself in every field through the ages. If India is to rise again, Sanskrit must play its true role in education and in national life. One of the most ancient, most perfect and most beautiful of languages, Sanskrit has much to give, not only to India but to the whole world. SAFIC has taken up projects on several aspects of Sanskrit in the context of Indian culture and on popularising Sanskrit.
Our Vision and Mission
“Indian civilisation has been the form and expression of a culture as great as any of the historic civilisations of mankind, great in religion, great in philosophy, great in science, great in thought of many kinds, great in literature, art and poetry, great in the organisation of society and politics, great in craft and trade and commerce.”– Sri Aurobindo
- To work towards generating a love for Mother India and to develop a deeper understanding of her culture that encompasses Spirituality, Yoga, Dharma, Darshana, Literature, Art, Ethics, her social and political ethos as well as the values, ideals and aspirations expressed through these activities.
- To work for the propagation of Sanskrit as a language of consciousness and as a treasure-house of the riches in Indian culture.
- To recover Sanskrit from being solely a historical language to one of daily application with significant use.
- To work towards a great and recharged preparation of the future in tune with India’s unique living.