Past Events

Unmeṣa: Explore, Evolve, Realise – A Residential Study Camp for Indian-American Children

Dates: July 28-August 22, 2019 Venue: Sri Aurobindo Society, Pondicherry This is a brief report summarising the recently concluded 25-day residential study camp “Unmeṣa: Explore, Evolve, Realise” which was designed by Sri Aurobindo Foundation for Indian Culture (SAFIC) in collaboration with Agastya Gurukulam. This unique camp which included 15 children, ages 13-18 from various parts …

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SAFIC Special Lecture by Sandeep Balakrishna, August 10

Date: August 10, 2019 Venue: Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry SAFIC organised its fourth Special Lecture of the year 2019 on August 10, 2019. The special invitee for this programme was Sandeep Balakrishna, who delivered an enlightening lecture titled “Luminaries from Modern Indian Renaissance: 1857-1947” Sandeep Balakrishna is a Bengalaru-based author, independent scholar, columnist and public …

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SAFIC Special Lecture by Prof. K. Ramasubramanian, August 3

Date: August 3, 2019 Venue: Sri Aurobindo Society, Puducherry SAFIC organised a special lecture by Prof. K. Ramasubramanian on August 3, 2019. The event opened with a brief welcome address by Dr. Sampadananda Mishra, Director, SAFIC, who also introduced the speaker. Prof. Ramasubramanian is Professor at IIT Bombay in the Cell for Indian Science and …

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An Orientation Event for M.Ed. Students from Pondicherry University

Date: July 29, 2019 Venue: Sri Aurobindo Society On July 29th, SAFIC organised and hosted a special orientation event for a group of 50 Master of Education (M.Ed.) students who are currently attending a one-week Capacity Building Workshop on Research Skills and Methodology sponsored by the Ministry of Human Resource Development, GOI, conducted by School …

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SAFIC Special Lecture by Prof. Devdas Menon (IIT-Madras)

June 21, 2019 Location: Sri Aurobindo Society As part of its events to commemorate the 5th International Yoga Day, SAFIC organised a Special Lecture on June 21, 2019 by Prof. Devdas Menon of IIT-Madras. Prof. Menon’s inspiring lecture, titled “Looking for separate self….and never, never finding it.” Prof. Gurmeet Singh, Hon’ble Vice-chancellor of Pondicherry University …

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SAFIC Interaction with Auro Schools

June 13-14, 2019, Sri Aurobindo Society SAFIC team recently conducted two-day intense discussions with selected representatives from four Auro schools (Chandigarh, Patiala and Jodhpur and Bengaluru) on the theme: Incorporating Topics and Insights from Indian Culture into Curriculum. This interaction was part of a programme organised by Shri Pradeep Narang, Chairman, Sri Aurobindo Society. Representatives …

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Special Lecture at Pondicherry University: “Human Elements in Online Teaching”

June 3, 2019 The UGC–Human Resource Development Centre (UGC-HRDC) at Pondicherry University invited Dr. Beloo Mehra, Senior Associate – SAFIC, to deliver a special lecture at the UGC-HRDC: Academic Staff College. This lecture was organized on June 3, 2019 as a part of the HRDC Refresher Course on Massive Open Online Courses (MOOCs) and e-Learning …

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