Overman Foundation aims to recognize the contribution of the scholars, writers and workers of the Aurobindonian movement in various fields. For this purpose, the ‘Auro-Ratna’ award has been created to felicitate the ‘true children’ of the Divine who, as defined by the Mother, are those few who have consecrated all of themselves and all they have—soul, life, work and wealth.
Today, on behalf on Overman Foundation, I take this opportunity to announce the names of the first recipients of the ‘Auro-Ratna’ award. For the year 2009-2010, the ‘Auro-Ratna’ award will be given to K.D. Sethna (Amal Kiran), Prof. Arabinda Basu and the late Jugal Kishore Mukherjee for their invaluable and outstanding contribution in the field of literature, research and philosophy. It will be our privilege to hand over the ‘Auro-Ratna’ award, named after Sri Aurobindo, to three of his most faithful followers.