Prime Minister Narendra Modi today visited the Sri Aurobindo Ashram here and paid homage to its founder spiritual leader Sri Aurobindo.
After arriving here from Chennai, Modi reached the ashram where he was received by the officials.
He paid floral tributes at the memorial of Aurobindo and meditated for a few minutes.
Later, he interacted with the children of the International School of Education run by the ashram.
He then left for Auroville (City of Dawn) International Township situated in neighbouring Villupuram district of Tamil Nadu to participate in the golden jubilee celebrations.
The international or universal project envisioned by the Mother of Aurobindo Ashram (Mirra Alfassa) is dedicated to the ideal of human unity.
Earlier on his arrival at the airport here, Modi was received by Lt Governor Kiran Bedi and Chief Minister V Narayanaswamy among others.
01:07 pm: The fact that Auroville has brought together such huge diversity of people and ideas makes dialogue and debate natural. Indian society is fundamentally diverse. It has fostered dialogue & a philosophic tradition. Auroville show-cases this ancient Indian tradition to the world: PM
01:06 pm: As the world progresses materially through science and technology, it will increasingly long for and need spiritual orientation for social order and stability. At Auroville, the material and the spiritual, co-exist in harmony: PM
1:05 pm: Maharishi Aurobindo’s philosophy of Consciousness integrates not just humans, but the entire universe. This matches with the ancient saying: “ईशावास्यम इदम सर्वम्.” This has been translated by Mahatma Gandhi to mean “everything down to the tiniest atom is divine”: PM
1:00 pm: Auroville has brought together men and women, young and old, cutting across boundaries and identities. I understand that Auroville’s Charter was hand-written in French by the Divine Mother herself. According to the Charter, the Mother set five high principles for Auroville: PM
12:55 pm: PM Modi addresses golden jubilee celebrations of Auroville township: Watch here
11:15 am: PM Modi mentioned his visit to Auroville in his monthly radio show 'Mann ki Baat'
Paying tributes to Maharishi Aurobindo. pic.twitter.com/sRmOEOrmdK— PMO India (@PMOIndia) February 25, 2018
10:49 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi visits Sri Aurobindo Ashram in Puducherry.
10:31 am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi arrives in Puducherry, received by Lt Governor Kiran Bedi and CM V. Narayanasamy.