On the 28th of February 2018, Auroville turned 50 years of age. This anniversary was celebrated by giving a twist to the yearly morning meditation: this year, it included a water ceremony. Water from all over the world was collected and brought together in a basin. It echoed the inauguration of Auroville in 1968, when soil from 124 countries and 23 states of India was brought together in the urn at the centre of the Amphitheatre.
For whoever could not manage to be physically present, Marco Saroldi, an Aurovilian, has captured the atmosphere of the 50th anniversary ceremony in a series of beautiful pictures. There is also this nice video to give an impression of the day. Copyright is with Outreach Media Auroville. Enjoy!