On February 28th, 2018, Auroville celebrated its 50th Birthday. In addition to the traditional reading of the Auroville Charter in French, English, Sanskrit and Tamil and the bonfire, water from all over the world was poured by Auroville youth into a large bowl. Each was accompanied by a blue “drop-shaped” sign with the name of the source which spanned from the Hudson River to a sacred Irish well to water from Antarctica.
The joining of the waters of the world symbolises unity and the unity of the waters of the world. However, the very nature of water, which transcends boundaries of nations, gave a more universal quality in the ceremony. Water is like the Mother’s force, which permeates into every nook and corner of the universe and is there for all.