The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2017: Darshan Day


Parama 2017

21.Feb.2017: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère


Joya di's 81st Birthday

2.Feb.2017:

Artistic Tributes

Sitar Recital by Alif Laila

Vocal Recital by Mitali Banerjee Bhowmik

Celebrations in TFFS

Inter School Art Competition

Tribute by students - Rangoli and Flower-arrangement


Vocal Recital by Mitali Banerjee Bhowmik

2.Feb.2017: Tribute to Joya di on her 81st Birth Anniversary

Tarun Das on Tabla and Anirban Chakrabarty on Harmonium


Sitar Recital by Alif Laila

2.Feb.2017: Tribute to Joya di on her 81st Birth Anniversary

Sudhir Gharai on Tabla


La Mere Annual 2017

7.Jan.2017: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère


New Year's Day

1.Jan.2017: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine on the first day of the year. This was followed by distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry and a calendar from the Institute.


Sri Aurobindo's Mahasamadhi Day

5.Dec.2016: Darshan Day

Mahasamadhi Day

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.



To express our gratitude to Sri Aurobindo we can do nothing better than to be a living demonstration of his teaching.

- The Mother


Siddhi Day

24.Nov.2016: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

The anniversary of the Siddhi day or the day of Victory was the occasion for Collective Meditation around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Durga 2016

30.Oct.2016: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère


Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2016: Darshan Day


Freedom 2016

15.Aug.2016: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère



Songs led by Smt. Swastika Mukhopadhyay

3.Aug.2016: Remembering Atulprasad Sen, Rajanikanto Sen, D. L. Roy and Dilip Kumar Roy

Remembering Atulprasad Sen, Rajanikanto Sen, D. L. Roy and Dilip Kumar Roy


Sri Aurobindo's Sacred Relics

Sri Aurobindo's Relics were enshrined in Lakshmi's House on 24.Jun.1977.

Relics are the living Presence of Sri Aurobindo, imbued with His light and force, just as an atom contains an infinite power in itself....


Rabindra Sangeet by various artists

9.May.2016: Musical Tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his Birth Anniversary by various artists

Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture celebrated Rabindranath Tagore's 155th Birth Anniversary with an offering of Rabindra Sangeet by celebrated artists. Chorus led by Shri Ashish Bhattacharya and Smt. Pramita Mullick. Solo renditions by Mriganka Sarkar, Shreya Guha Thakurta, Iffat Ara Dewan, Debashish Roy Choudhury, Rohini Roy Choudhury, Biswarup Rudra, Anita Pal, Shamik Pal, Imon Chakraborty...


The Mother's final arrival at Pondicherry

24.Apr.2016: Darshan Day

We read, we try to understand, we explain, we try to know. But a single minute of true experience teaches us more than millions of words and hundreds of explanations.

So the first question is: How to have the experience?

To go within yourself, that is the first step.

And then, once you have succeeded in going within yourself deeply enough to feel the reality of that which is within, to widen yourself progressively, systematically, to become as vast as the universe and lose the sense of limitation.

These are the first two preparatory movements.

And these two things must be done in the greatest possible calm, peace and tranquillity. This peace, this tranquillity brings about silence in the mind and stillness in the vital.

This effort, this attempt must be renewed very regularly, persistently. And after a certain lapse of time, which may be longer or shorter, you begin to perceive a reality that is different from the reality perceived in the ordinary, external consciousness.

The Mother


'Poila Baishakh' - Bengali New Year's Day

14.Apr.2016:

New Year's Day in the Bengali calendar

Audio recording of Pradyot da's words was played.

There was Collective Meditation in the Hall of Light.

Offering of Rabindra Sangeet by Shri Ashish Bhattacharya

He was accompanied by Pandit Biplab Mondal on the Tabla, Shri Anjan Basu on the Esraj and Shri Panchanan Boral with Mandiras.


Songs by Ashish Bhattacharya

14.Apr.2016: Offering of songs on New Year's Day in the Bengali calendar

Offering of songs to celebrate New Year's Day in the Bengali calendar


Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Pondicherry

4.Apr.2016:

Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Pondicherry

There was Collective Meditation around the Shrine at Lakshmi's House.


The Divine Adventure

1910. The middle of February.
It is late evening.
4, Shyampukur Lane,
The office of Karmayogin.
A flight of stairs. A bare room.
He is seated on the only cot.
Around Him are the faithfuls.
The air is purposeful yet relaxed.
There is laughter and mirth.
Suddenly a young staff member rushes in.
....more


The Mother's first meeting with Sri Aurobindo

29.Mar.2016:

The First Meeting Day

The 102nd anniversary of the Mother's first meeting with Sri Aurobindo at the Guest House was the occasion for Collective Meditation around the Shrine.

"I came here..... I had an appointment for the afternoon. He was living in the house that's now part of the second dormitory, the old Guest House. I climbed up the stairway and he was standing there, waiting for me at the top of the stairs….EXACTLY my vision! Dressed the same way, in the same position, in profile, his head held high. He turned his head towards me…and I saw in his eyes that it was He... more


Basanta Utsav - Spring Celebration

An offering of Music and Dance to celebrate the onset of Spring


The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2016: Darshan Day


Parama 2016

21.Feb.2016: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère



Joya di's 80th Birthday

2.Feb.2016:

Artistic Tributes

Kathak Recital by Smt Saswati Sen

Jugalbandi between Shinjini Kulkarni (Kathak) and Anubrata Chattopadhyay (Tabla)

Celebrations in TFFS

Inter School Art Competition

Special Assembly to remember Joya di

Tribute by students - Rangoli and Flower-arrangement


Kathak Recital by Smt Saswati Sen

2.Feb.2016: Tribute to Joya di on her 80th Birth Anniversary

The highlight was a brief tabla performance by Pandit Birju Maharaj, who also sang a song he had composed earlier and an emotional performance by Smt Saswati Sen to a song sung by Joya di.


Felicitation of Pandit Birju Maharaj

2.Feb.2016: Joya di's 80th Birth Anniversary

The text of the felicitation document was recited in three languages - English, Hindi & Bengali.


Kathak Recital by Smt Shinjini Kulkarni

2.Feb.2016: Tribute to Joya di on her 80th Birth Anniversary

A Jugalbandi between Shinjini Kulkarni (Kathak) and Anubrata Chattopadhyay (Tabla)


La Mere Annual 2016

7.Jan.2016: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère


New Year's Day

1.Jan.2016: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine on the first day of the year. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


'Aspiration 2015' (11-20 Dec)

20.Dec.2015:


Songs by Aloke Roy Chowdhury

20.Dec.2015: Musical program at Aspiration 2015 - annual celebration of culture

'Swarna Juger Gaan' - Songs by Aloke Roy Chowdhury



Rabindra Sangeet by Shreya Guha Thakurta

18.Dec.2015: Musical program at Aspiration 2015 - annual celebration of culture

'Giti Alekhyo' - Rabindra Sangeet by Shreya Guha Thakurta with Narration by Saswati Guha Thakurta



'Pratham Partha': A drama presentation

16.Dec.2015: Musical program at Aspiration 2015 - annual celebration of culture

Presented by Abdullah Al-Mamun Theatre School Praktoni (Bangladesh)


Anubrata Chattopadhyay (Tabla) & Supratik Sengupta (Sitar)

14.Dec.2015: Musical program at Aspiration 2015 - annual celebration of culture

Solo performances and Jugalbandi


Tagore's 'Shapmochan': A dance-drama

11.Dec.2015: Musical program at Aspiration 2015 - annual celebration of culture

A dance-drama directed by Minu Haque



Sri Aurobindo's Mahasamadhi Day

5.Dec.2015: Darshan Day

Mahasamadhi Day

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.

O mortal, bear this great world's law of pain,
In thy hard passage through a suffering world
Lean for thy soul's support on Heaven's strength,
Turn towards high Truth, aspire to love and peace.
A little bliss is lent thee from above,
A touch divine upon thy human days.
Make of thy daily way a pilgrimage,
For through small joys and griefs thou mov'st towards God.


Shikha di (1948-2015)

3.Dec.2015:


Siddhi Day

24.Nov.2015: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

The anniversary of the Siddhi day or the day of Victory was the occasion for Collective Meditation around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Durga 2015

12.Oct.2015: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère


Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2015: Darshan Day


Freedom 2015

15.Aug.2015: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère



Songs led by Smt. Swastika Mukhopadhyay

27.Jul.2015: A tribute on the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rajanikanta Sen

A tribute on the 150th Birth Anniversary of Rajanikanta Sen


Sri Aurobindo's Relics Enshrining Anniversary

24.Jun.2015:

Sri Aurobindo's Relics were enshrined in Lakshmi's House on 24.Jun.1977.

The Journey of the Relics can be relived through a collection of photographs.


The Mother's final arrival at Pondicherry

24.Apr.2015: Darshan Day

Anniversary of the Mother's arrival at Pondicherry for permanent stay

Collective Meditation was held around Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and the distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


'Dilip Kumar Roy and Romain Rolland': A lecture by Dr. Chinmoy Guha

24.Apr.2015: IX Dilip Kumar Roy Memorial lecture

'Dilip Kumar Roy and Romain Rolland' - IX Dilip Kumar Roy Memorial lecture on 24.04.2015 by Dr. Chinmoy Guha, Organised by Sri Aurobindo Institute of Culture and Hari Krishna Mandir Trust, Pune


'Poila Baishakh' - Bengali New Year's Day

15.Apr.2015:

New Year's Day in the Bengali calendar

Collective Meditation was held.


Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Pondicherry

4.Apr.2015:

..."The 4th April is the Ashram New Year, date of Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Pondicherry."...  The Mother - 1938



Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Pondicherry - 4.Apr.1910

There was a Collective Meditation around the Shrine.


The Mother's first meeting with Sri Aurobindo

29.Mar.2015:

The 101st anniversary of the Mother's first meeting with Sri Aurobindo at the Guest House (29.3.1914 - 29.3.2015) was the occasion for Collective Meditation around the Shrine.

Her heart unveiled and his to find her turned;
Attracted as in heaven star by star,
They wondered at each other and rejoiced
And wove affinity in a silent gaze.
A moment passed that was eternity’s ray,
An hour began, the matrix of new Time.
'Savitri', Book 5, Canto 2


Parama 2015

21.Feb.2015: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère


The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2015: Darshan Day


Joya di's 79th Birthday

2.Feb.2015:

Musical tributes

Flute Recital by Pandit Ronu Mazumdar

Tabla Jugalbandi by Pandit Anindo Chatterjee & Shri Anubrata Chatterjee

Sarod Recital by Shri Soumik Dutta

Celebrations in TFFS

Inter School Art Competition with Shri Hiran Mitra as Guest of Honour

Special Assembly to remember Joya di

Tribute by students - Rangoli and Flower-arrangement


Flute Recital by Pandit Ronu Majumdar

2.Feb.2015: Musical Tribute to Joya di on her 79th Birth Anniversary

Flute recital by Pandit Ronu Majumdar accompanied by Pandit Anindo Chatterjee on the tabla


Sarod Recital by Soumik Datta

2.Feb.2015: Tribute to Joya di on her 79th Birth Anniversary

Sarod recital by Soumik Datta accompanied by Shri Anubrata Chatterjee on the tabla


Pandit Anindo Chatterjee and Anubrata Chatterjee on the Tabla

2.Feb.2015: Tribute to Joya di on her 79th Birth Anniversary

Tabla Jugalbandi by Pandit Anindo Chatterjee and Shri Anubrata Chatterjee.


La Mere Annual 2015

7.Jan.2015: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère


New Year's Day

1.Jan.2015: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine on the first day of the year. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Sri Aurobindo's Mahasamadhi Day

5.Dec.2014: Darshan Day

Mahasamadhi Day

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Siddhi Day

24.Nov.2014: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

The anniversary of the Siddhi day or the day of Victory was the occasion for Collective Meditation around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Durga 2014

23.Sep.2014: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère


Freedom 2014

15.Aug.2014: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère


Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2014: Darshan Day


Songs by Shri Sounak Chattopadhyay

15.Aug.2014: A musical offering on Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

An offering of songs at the Hall of Light


Sri Aurobindo's Relics Enshrining Anniversary

24.Jun.2014:

Sri Aurobindo's Relics were enshrined in Lakshmi's House on 24.Jun.1977.

The Journey of the Relics can be relived through a collection of photographs.


The Mother's final arrival at Pondicherry

24.Apr.2014: Darshan Day

Anniversary of the Mother's arrival at Pondicherry for permanent stay

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and the distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Rabindra Sangeet by Smt Pramita Mallick

New Year's Day in the Bengali calendar

Collective Meditation was held.

An offering of Rabindra Sangeet by Smt Pramita Mallick was made in the Hall of Light


Rabindra Sangeet by Smt Pramita Mallick

15.Apr.2014: A musical offering on Bengali New Year's Day


Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Pondicherry

4.Apr.2014:

..."The 4th April is the Ashram New Year, date of Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Pondicherry."...  The Mother - 1938



Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Pondicherry - 4.Apr.1910

There was a Collective Meditation around the Shrine.


Centenary of The Mother's first meeting with Sri Aurobindo

29.Mar.2014: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

The centenary of the Mother's first meeting with Sri Aurobindo at the Guest House (29.3.1914 - 29.3.2014) was the occasion for Collective Meditation around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.

Her heart unveiled and his to find her turned;
Attracted as in heaven star by star,
They wondered at each other and rejoiced
And wove affinity in a silent gaze.
A moment passed that was eternity’s ray,
An hour began, the matrix of new Time.
'Savitri', Book 5, Canto 2


Arun da's Birth Centenary

15.Mar.2014:

A Photographic Exhibition on Shri Arunendranath Tagore

Inaugurated by Shrimati Bharati Dutta

Remembering Arun da

Reminiscences by Shrimati Bharati Dutta


Parama 2014

21.Feb.2014: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère


The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2014: Darshan Day


Joya di's 78th Birthday

2.Feb.2014:

A musical tribute by Pandit Srikumar Chatterjee

Pandit Srikumar Chatterjee's mesmerizing musical tribute to Joya di, punctuated by touching anecdotes and reminiscences. An aural treat. A moving experience!

Remembering Joya di

Shri Supriti Mukhopadhyay's recital of Joya di's poem

Shri Jajati Bhattacharya's touching tribute

Pandit Srikumar Chatterjee's touching anecdotes and reminiscences

Celebrations in TFFS

Special Assembly - Rangoli tribute - Inter-school Painting and flower-arrangement competition - Cultural program


Songs by Pandit Srikumar Chatterjee

2.Feb.2014: Tribute to Joya di on her 78th Birth Anniversary

Pandit Srikumar Chatterjee's mesmerizing musical tribute to Joya di, punctuated by touching anecdotes and reminiscences.


La Mere Annual 2014

7.Jan.2014: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère


New Year's Day

1.Jan.2014: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine on the first day of the year. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


'Aspiration 2013' (14-22 Dec)

20.Dec.2013:


Tribute to Manna Dey

20.Dec.2013: Musical program at Aspiration Dec. 2013 - annual celebration of culture

Tributes to Manna Dey by Tarun Majumder, Haimanti Shukla, Abhijit Bandyopadhyay, S. F. Karim, Pallav Ghosh and Santanu Basu


Gouri Guha (Vocal) and Contemporary Dance Program

19.Dec.2013: Musical program at Aspiration Dec. 2013 - annual celebration of culture

Vocal recital by Gouri Guha and a Dance programme by Krishti Cultural Centre conducted by Kaustuv Basu


Baul Songs by Satyananda Baul

18.Dec.2013: Musical program at Aspiration Dec. 2013 - annual celebration of culture


Book Launch of 'Katak Kori Katak Komal'

17.Dec.2013: Musical program at Aspiration Dec. 2013 - annual celebration of culture

Book launch of "Katak Kori, Katak Komal" (authored by Prithwindra Mukherjee), Ranjan Mitter's address, Address by the French Consul General - Fabrice Etienne, Address by Abida Islam, Deputy High Commissioner, Bangladesh, Guest of Honour - Stéfane Amalir, Director, Alliance Française du Bengale.


Siddhi Day

24.Nov.2013: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

The anniversary of the Siddhi day or the day of Victory was the occasion for Collective Meditation around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Durga 2013

4.Oct.2013: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère


Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2013: Darshan Day


Freedom 2013

15.Aug.2013: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère


Songs by Swastika Mukhopadhyay, Play-reading by Supriti Mukhopadhyay

19.Jul.2013: A tribute on the 151st Birth Anniversary of Dwijendra Lal Roy

A tribute on the 151st Birth Anniversary of Dwijendra Lal Roy


Rabindra Sangeet by various artists

10.May.2013: Musical Tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his Birth Anniversary

Kobi Pronam (Salutations to the poet). Group songs directed by: Shri Ashish Bhattacharya and Smt. Pramita Mallick


The Mother's final arrival at Pondicherry

24.Apr.2013: Darshan Day

Anniversary of the Mother's arrival at Pondicherry for permanent stay

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and the distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Pondicherry

4.Apr.2013:

Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Pondicherry - 4.Apr.1910

There was a Collective Meditation around the Shrine.


The Mother's First Arrival Day in Pondicherry

29.Mar.2013:

Anniversary of The Mother's First Arrival Day in Pondicherry - 29.Mar.1914

There was a collective Meditation around the Shrine.


Parama 2013

21.Feb.2013: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

An exhibition of paintings by lady-artists at Galerie La Mere was inaugurated on The Mother's Birthday

The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2013: Darshan Day

The Mother's 135th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Collective Meditation around the Shrine
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House
  • Offering of Devotional Songs by Smt Sraboni Sen
  • Drill display by students, teachers and staff
  • Inauguration of 'Parama' at Galerie La Mere

Devotional songs by Smt. Sraboni Sen

21.Feb.2013: A musical offering on The Mother's Birthday


Joya di's Birthday

2.Feb.2013:

Musical tribute to Joya di

Devotional songs by Smt. Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta

Sitar Recital by Smt. Kalyani Roy

Celebrations in TFFS

  • Special Assembly to remember Joya di
  • Rangoli tribute
  • Inter-school Painting and Flower-arrangement competition
  • Cultural program by TFFS students

Devotional songs by Smt. Swagatalakshmi Dasgupta

2.Feb.2013: Tribute to Joya di on her 77th Birth Anniversary


Sitar Recital by Smt. Kalyani Roy

2.Feb.2013: Tribute to Joya di on her 77th Birth Anniversary


'Aspiration 2013' (7.Jan -13.Jan)

13.Jan.2013:

7.Jan -13.Jan: Annual celebration of Culture

Baul Songs by Satyananda Baul

A presentation of Raga Music Symphony

Play-reading of Rabindranath's 'Rakta Karabi'

Folk songs of Bengal by 'Dohar'

Tabla Lahara by Pandit Sujit Saha



A presentation of Raga Music Symphony

11.Jan.2013: Musical program at Aspiration 2013 - annual celebration of culture

'Aalor Pathe' - A presentation of Raga music symphony.Conceived and conducted by Pandit Shantanu Bhattacharyya.


Play-reading of Rabindranath's 'Rakta Karabi'

9.Jan.2013: Musical program at Aspiration 2013 - annual celebration of culture

Presented by Smt Chaiti Ghoshal and Shri Debdoot Ghosh



La Mere Annual 2013

7.Jan.2013: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Annual exhibition by various artists

Galerie La Mère is named after The Mother and was opened in homage to the Divine Artist on 7th Jan 1995. The annual exhibition was inaugurated as always on the same day this year.


New Year's Day

1.Jan.2013: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine on the first day of the year. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Siddhi Day

24.Nov.2012: Darshan Day

Darshan Day

The anniversary of the Siddhi day or the day of Victory was the occasion for Collective Meditation around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


Durga 2012

15.Oct.2012: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Theme: Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga was the central theme for all exhibits.


Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2012: Darshan Day

Sri Aurobindo's 140th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Mother's Salute by TFFS Prefects
  • Hoisting of the National Flag
  • March-past by TFFS Students
  • Drill-display by TFFS Students
  • Teacher's performance and Drill-display
  • The Principal's Address
  • Singing of the National Anthem
  • Collective Meditation
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House

Freedom 2012

15.Aug.2012: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Theme: 'Freedom'

An exhibition of paintings and drawings at Galerie La Mere was inaugurated on Sri Aurobindo's Birthday.


Rabindra Sangeet by various artists

4.May.2012: Musical Tribute to Rabindranath Tagore on his Birth Anniversary

Kobi Pronam (Salutations to the poet)


The Mother's final arrival at Pondicherry

24.Apr.2012: Darshan Day

Anniversary of the Mother's arrival at Pondicherry for permanent stay

Collective Meditation was held around the Shrine. This was followed by a visit to the Darshan room at Lakshmi's House and the distribution of the Darshan Message from Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Pondicherry.


'Poila Baishakh' - Bengali New Year's Day

14.Apr.2012:

New Year's Day in the Bengali calendar

There was a Collective Meditation around the Shrine.

An offering of Rabindra Sangeet by Smt Rajashree Bhattacharya was made in the Hall of Light


Rabindra Sangeet by Smt Rajashree Bhattacharya

14.Apr.2012: A musical offering on Bengali New Year's Day


Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Pondicherry

4.Apr.2012:

Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo's arrival in Pondicherry - 4.Apr.1910

There was a Collective Meditation around the Shrine.


The Mother's First Arrival Day in Pondicherry

29.Mar.2012:

Anniversary of The Mother's First Arrival Day in Pondicherry - 29.Mar.1914

There was a collective Meditation around the Shrine.


The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2012: Darshan Day

The Mother's 134th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Collective Meditation around the Shrine
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House
  • Drill display by students, teachers and staff
  • Musical Offering at Hall of Light
  • Charts on 'Flowers - their spiritual Significance'
  • Inauguration of 'Parama' at Galerie La Mere

Parama 2012

21.Feb.2012: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

An exhibition of paintings by lady-artists at Galerie La Mere was inaugurated on The Mother's Birthday

Joya di's Birthday

2.Feb.2012:

Celebrations in TFFS

  • Special Assembly to remember Joya di
  • Rangoli tribute
  • Painting competition
  • Flower-arrangement display
  • Cultural program by TFFS students

La Mere Annual 2012

7.Jan.2012: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Annual exhibition by various artists

Galerie La Mère is named after The Mother and was opened in homage to the Divine Artist on 7th Jan 1995. The annual exhibition was inaugurated as always on the same day this year.


Durga 2011

27.Sep.2011: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Theme: Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga was the central theme for all exhibits.


Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2011: Darshan Day

Sri Aurobindo's 139th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Mother's Salute by TFFS Prefects
  • Hoisting of the National Flag
  • March-past, Drill-display and Program by TFFS Students
  • Singing of the National Anthem
  • The Principal's Address
  • Charts on Sri Aurobindo's Humour by TFFS Students
  • Musical Offering by Shri Swapan Gupta

Freedom 2011

15.Aug.2011: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Theme: 'Freedom'

An exhibition of paintings and drawings at Galerie La Mere was inaugurated on Sri Aurobindo's Birthday.


The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2011: Darshan Day

The Mother's 133rd Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Collective Meditation around the Shrine
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House
  • Drill display by students
  • Offering of Songs by Smt. Swastika Mukhopadhyay
  • Inauguration of 'Parama' at Galerie La Mere

Parama 2011

21.Feb.2011: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

An exhibition of paintings by lady-artists at Galerie La Mere was inaugurated on The Mother's Birthday

Joya di's Birthday

2.Feb.2011:

Musical tribute to Joya di

  • Offering of Vocal recital by Smt Kaushiki Chakrabarty Desikan
  • Offering of Sitar recital by Ustad Shahid Parvez, accompanied by Pandit Anindo Chatterjee on Tabla

Celebrations in TFFS

  • Special Assembly to remember Joya di
  • Rangoli tribute
  • Inter-house Painting competition
  • Inter-school Painting competition
  • Flower-arrangement display

Sitar recital by Ustad Shahid Parvez

2.Feb.2011: Musical Tribute to Joya di on her 75th Birth Anniversary

Sitar recital by Ustad Shahid Parvez, accompanied by Pandit Anindo Chatterjee on Tabla


Vocal recital by Smt Kaushiki Chakrabarty Desikan

2.Feb.2011: Musical Tribute to Joya di on her 75th Birth Anniversary

Vocal recital by Smt Kaushiki Chakrabarty Desikan accompanied by Shri Anubrato Chatterjee among others


La Mere Annual 2011

7.Jan.2011: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Annual exhibition by various artists

Galerie La Mère is named after The Mother and was opened in homage to the Divine Artist on 7th Jan 1995. The annual exhibition was inaugurated as always on the same day this year.


'Aspiration 2010'

24.Dec.2010:

18-24.Dec: Annual celebration of Culture

Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar (Hindustani Classical Vocal)

Sitar Recital by Pandit Soumitra Lahiri

Sarod recital by Shri Alam Khan

Sarod Recital by Pandit Tejendra Narayan Majumdar

Bisarjan - a Drama enacted by students of TFFS


Sarod recital by Shri Alam Khan

23.Dec.2010: Musical program at Aspiration 2010 - annual celebration of culture

Shri Alam Khan, son of Ustad Ali Akbar Khan and scion of the Senia-Maihar Gharana, presented Raag Marwa and Raag Pilu Barwa. He was accompanied by Shri Anubrata Chatterjee, an alumnus of The Future Foundation School, on the Tabla.


Sitar Recital by Pandit Soumitra Lahiri

20.Dec.2010: Musical program at Aspiration 2010 - annual celebration of culture

Pandit Soumitra Lahiri, disciple of legendary Pandit Manilal Nag and representing the Bishnupur Gharana, presented Raag Maru Bihag. He was accompanied by Shri Subhankar Banerjee on the Tabla.


Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar (Hindustani Classical Vocal)

20.Dec.2010: Musical program at Aspiration 2010 - annual celebration of culture

Pandit Ulhas Kashalkar combined the nuances of Gwalior, Agra and Jaipur Gharanas in his recital of Raag Lalita Gauri, Raag Chayanat and Raga Basanta. The accompaniments included vocals by Omkar Dadarkar and Sameehan Kashalkar, his son, who also happens to be an alumnus of The Future Foundation School, Shri Jyoti Goho on the Harmonium and Shri Subhankar Banerjee on the Tabla.


Durga 2010

7.Oct.2010: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Theme: Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga was the central theme for all exhibits.


Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2010: Darshan Day

Sri Aurobindo's 138th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Mother's Salute by TFFS Prefects
  • Hoisting of the National Flag
  • March-past, Drill-display and Program by TFFS Students
  • Singing of the National Anthem
  • The Principal's Address
  • Charts on Sri Aurobindo by TFFS Students
  • Offering of 'Puratoni Bangla Gaan' by Shri Buddhadev Guha

Freedom 2010

15.Aug.2010: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Theme: 'Freedom'

An exhibition of paintings and drawings at Galerie La Mere was inaugurated on Sri Aurobindo's Birthday.


The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2010: Darshan Day

The Mother's 132nd Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Collective Meditation around the Shrine
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House
  • Drill display by students
  • Offering of Songs by Shrimati Manini Mukhopadhyay
  • Inauguration of 'Parama' at Galerie La Mere

Parama 2010

21.Feb.2010: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

An exhibition of paintings by lady-artists at Galerie La Mere was inaugurated on The Mother's Birthday

La Mere Annual 2010

7.Jan.2010: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Annual exhibition by various artists

Galerie La Mère is named after The Mother and was opened in homage to the Divine Artist on 7th Jan 1995. The annual exhibition was inaugurated as always on the same day this year.


Durga 2009

18.Sep.2009: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Theme: Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga was the central theme for all exhibits.


Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2009: Darshan Day

Sri Aurobindo's 137th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Mother's Salute by TFFS Prefects
  • Hoisting of the National Flag
  • March-past, Drill-display and Program by TFFS Students
  • Singing of the National Anthem
  • Charts on Sri Aurobindo by TFFS Students
  • Offering of devotional songs by Shri Supratik Das
  • Inauguration of 'Freedom' at Galerie La Mere

Freedom 2009

15.Aug.2009: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Theme: 'Freedom'

An exhibition of paintings and drawings at Galerie La Mere was inaugurated on Sri Aurobindo's Birthday.


The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2009: Darshan Day

The Mother's 131st Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Collective Meditation around the Shrine
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House
  • March-past and Drill display by students
  • Offering of Devotional Songs by Shri Srikumar Chattopadhyay
  • Inauguration of 'Parama' at Galerie La Mere
  • Charts on The Mother by students

Parama 2009

21.Feb.2009: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

An exhibition of paintings by lady-artists at Galerie La Mere was inaugurated on The Mother's Birthday

Joya di's Birthday

2.Feb.2009:

Musical tribute to Joya di

  • Offering of Songs by Haimanti Shukla

Celebrations in TFFS

  • Flower-arrangement display

La Mere Annual 2009

7.Jan.2009: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Annual exhibition by various artists

Galerie La Mère is named after The Mother and was opened in homage to the Divine Artist on 7th Jan 1995. The annual exhibition was inaugurated as always on the same day this year.


'Aspiration 2008'

4.Jan.2009:


Sitar recital by Shri Purbayan Chatterjee

Musical program at Aspiration 2008 - annual celebration of culture

Pt. Abhijit Bandopadhyay accompanied on Tabla


Durga 2008

28.Sep.2008: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Theme: Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga was the central theme for all exhibits.


Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2008: Darshan Day

Sri Aurobindo's 136th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Mother's Salute by TFFS Prefects
  • Hoisting of the National Flag
  • March-past by TFFS Students
  • Singing of the National Anthem
  • Charts on Sri Aurobindo by TFFS Students
  • Offering of songs at Hall of Light
  • Inauguration of 'Freedom' at Galerie La Mere

Freedom 2008

15.Aug.2008: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Theme: 'Freedom'

An exhibition of paintings and drawings at Galerie La Mere was inaugurated on Sri Aurobindo's Birthday.


The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2008: Darshan Day

The Mother's 130th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Collective Meditation around the Shrine
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House
  • March-past and Drill display by students
  • Inauguration of 'Parama' at Galerie La Mere

Parama 2008

21.Feb.2008: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

An exhibition of paintings by lady-artists at Galerie La Mere was inaugurated on The Mother's Birthday

Joya di's Birthday

2.Feb.2008:

Homage to Joya di

  • Invocation to Sri Aurobindo (liked by Joya di)
  • Shri Supriti Mukhopadhyay's reading of the original Bengali version of 'Karakahini'
  • Inspiration from Joya di: A talk by Shri Sraddhalu Ranade

Celebrations in TFFS

  • Flower-arrangement display
  • Offering of a song by Prerona

'Karakahini' : Shruti-Natok (Book-reading)

2.Feb.2008: Tribute to Joya di on her 72nd Birth Anniversary

Shri Supriti Mukhopadhyay's evocative reading of the original Bengali version of 'Karakahini' - Sri Aurobindo's account of his life as an under-trial prisoner.


La Mere Annual 2008

7.Jan.2008: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Annual exhibition by various artists

Galerie La Mère is named after The Mother and was opened in homage to the Divine Artist on 7th Jan 1995. The annual exhibition was inaugurated as always on the same day this year.


Durga 2007

10.Oct.2007: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Theme: Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga was the central theme for all exhibits.


Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2007: Darshan Day

Sri Aurobindo's 135th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Mother's Salute by TFFS Prefects
  • Hoisting of the National Flag
  • March-past and Drill-display by TFFS Students
  • Singing of the National Anthem
  • Offering of Patriotic Songs by Smt. Subhra Guha
  • Inauguration of 'Freedom' at Galerie La Mere

Freedom 2007

15.Aug.2007: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Theme: 'Freedom'

An exhibition of paintings and drawings at Galerie La Mere was inaugurated on Sri Aurobindo's Birthday.


The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2007: Darshan Day

The Mother's 129th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Collective Meditation around the Shrine
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House
  • March-past by students
  • Inauguration of 'Parama' at Galerie La Mere
  • Offering of Devotional Songs by Smt. Swapna Ghoshal

Parama 2007

21.Feb.2007: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

An exhibition of paintings by lady-artists at Galerie La Mere was inaugurated on The Mother's Birthday

Joya di's Birthday

2.Feb.2007:

Homage to Joya di

Offering of Sitar Recital by Pandit Krishna Mohan Bhatt, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee on Tabla

Celebrations in TFFS

  • Flower-arrangement display
  • Special Assembly

Sitar recital by Pandit Krishna Mohan Bhatt

2.Feb.2007: Musical Tribute to Joya di on her 71st Birth Anniversary

Sitar Recital by Pandit Krishna Mohan Bhatt, Pandit Anindo Chatterjee on Tabla


'Aspiration 2007'

7.Jan.2007:

29.Dec.06-7.Jan.07: Annual celebration of Culture

Reading from Sri Aurobindo's Play - 'Perseus the Deliverer' in Bengali by Shri Supriti Mukhopadhyay

Santoor Recital by Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya

Thematic Programme on different tunes of Bande Mataram

Thematic Programme with songs of Atulprasad Sen, Rajanikanto Sen, Dwijendralal Roy & Dilip Kumar Roy

Baul songs by Shri Satyananda Baul

Dhrupad Recital by Pandit Falguni Mitra


La Mere Annual 2007

7.Jan.2007: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Annual exhibition by various artists

Galerie La Mère is named after The Mother and was opened in homage to the Divine Artist on 7th Jan 1995. The annual exhibition was inaugurated as always on the same day this year.


Santoor Recital by Pandit Tarun Bhattacharya

4.Jan.2007: Musical program at Aspiration 2007 - annual celebration of culture

Tabla by Shri Subrata Bhattacharya



Durga 2006

22.Sep.2006: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Theme: Goddess Durga

Goddess Durga was the central theme for all exhibits.


Sri Aurobindo's Birthday

15.Aug.2006: Darshan Day

Sri Aurobindo's 134th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Mother's Salute by TFFS Prefects
  • Hoisting of the National Flag
  • March-past by TFFS Students
  • Singing of the National Anthem
  • Offering of Patriotic songs by Pandit Arun Bhaduri at Hall of Light
  • Inauguration of 'Freedom' at Galerie La Mere

Freedom 2006

15.Aug.2006: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Theme: 'Freedom'

An exhibition of paintings and drawings at Galerie La Mere was inaugurated on Sri Aurobindo's Birthday.


The Mother's Birthday

21.Feb.2006: Darshan Day

The Mother's 128th Birth Anniversary

  • Hoisting of The Mother's flag
  • Collective Meditation around the Shrine
  • Visit to the Darshan Room at Lakshmi's House
  • March-past and Drill-display by students
  • Inauguration of 'Parama' at Galerie La Mere
  • An offering of devotional songs by Smt Rachaita Roy in the 'Hall of Light'

Parama 2006

21.Feb.2006: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

An exhibition of paintings by lady-artists at Galerie La Mere was inaugurated on The Mother's Birthday

Joya di's Birthday

2.Feb.2006:

Homage to Joya di

  • Offering of songs by Shri Arun Bhaduri
  • An art exhibition by Shri Ramananda
  • Dr. Arun Ghosh released a book - "Pradyot-da" - on Shri Pradyot Kumar Bhattacharya

Celebrations in TFFS

  • Flower-arrangement display
  • Special assembly

Ramananda 2006

2.Feb.2006: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Tribute to Joya di

2.Feb.2006: Tribute to Joya di on her 70th Birth Anniversary

A solo exhibition of paintings and drawings at Galerie La Mere by Shri Ramananda Bandyopadhyay


'Aspiration 2006'

8.Jan.2006:


La Mere Annual 2006

7.Jan.2006: Art Exhibition at Galerie La Mère

Annual exhibition by various artists

Galerie La Mère is named after The Mother and was opened in homage to the Divine Artist on 7th Jan 1995. The annual exhibition was inaugurated as always on the same day this year.


'Aspiration 2005'

16.Jan.2005:


 


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