Dear Friends and Well-wishers,
On the occasion of Darshan Day (24th April 2016) Sri Aurobindo Sakti Centre of New Alipore (Kolkata) had organized a two-day long exhibition titled Sri Aurobindo Ashramer Adikatha (Early Years of Sri Aurobindo Ashram) depicting—through a large collection of rare photographs from the Archives of Overman Foundation—Sri Aurobindo’s journey from Calcutta to Pondicherry and his early years, notable events like the arrival of the Mother in 1914, publication of the Arya, the gradual development of Sri Aurobindo Ashram under the Mother’s guidance and leadership, India’s independence, Sri Aurobindo’s physical withdrawal and the formation of the Sri Aurobindo Ashram Trust.
Handkerchiefs used by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother, two saris of the Mother, books and cards autographed by Sri Aurobindo and the Mother—borrowed from Overman Foundation especially for the said exhibition—were also displayed.
This exhibition—which was the first of its kind in West Bengal—was inaugurated by Mr. Biswajit Gangopadhyay, Managing Member of Sri Aurobindo Bhavan, Kolkata, in the morning of 23rd April and it continued till the evening of 24 April 2016.
With warm regards,