8 August, 2015
As you may know, in November 2014 I started fundraising for the project of bringing to Auroville a special big, human height plate bell, made by the inventor of the Russian Singing Bells, which most of you were able to enjoy listening to in Auroville.
The Peace Bell is intended to be a symbolical contribution from Russia to the overall International Zone development. The aspiration is that its deep and long resonating tone will help to focus energies on the work, that the Mother, the founder of Auroville, meant for this area – discovering the souls of nations and manifesting them here, exploring their diversity and oneness as the means to overcome the causes for controversies between nations and grow consciously together towards peaceful and harmonious life on our planet, becoming one humanity, capable to manifest the New Consciousness of Oneness.
People of good will from 22 countries contributed towards making the Peace Bell for Auroville and a total amount of 2.5 lakhs rupees was raised, which was the estimated cost of the project. Due to technical reasons the manufacturing of the Peace Bell had to be shifted to Moscow, instead of Auroville. This increased the expenses for the project, which are now nearing 4 lakhs. Friends of Auroville from India stepped forward and have generously offered fifty thousand rupees, so now we are short of the final 1 lakh rupees (equals to 1600 USD or 1450 Euros).
The project team is now working on delivering the Peace Bell from Moscow to Auroville, and if the miracle happens, we may be even able to hear and enjoy its magnificent tone on the 15th of August in the Matrimandir Amphitheater!
I would like to deeply thank all those people, who helped to make it happen – beautiful hearts from Russia, India, China, Netherlands, Germany, Canada, USA, Belarus, UK, Bulgaria, Israel, Moldova, Ukraine, Sweden, Turkey, France, Japan, Colombia, Switzerland, Venezuela, Australia, Hungary and of course, Auroville (please let me know in case I forgot somebody!)
Please join in in our efforts and contribute generously. Let it be done in a spirit of supporting the good will for peace from your country, even with a token donation.
Our accounts detail:
For transfers from outside India:
SWIFT Code: SBININBB474
Bank Name: State Bank of India
Branch Code: 03160
A/C Holder: Auroville Unity Fund Foreign
A/c Number: 10237876508
Beneficiary: Auroville Unity Fund
Purpose: PEACE BELL PROJECT
State Bank Postal address: Auroville International Township Branch
Main Road Auroville
Auroville 605 101
Ph. 0413 2622137
In case of cheque or draft please make payable to “Auroville Unity Fund”
AV Unity Fund postal address:
Auroville Unity Fund,
Town Hall, Auroville
605101, Tamil Nadu, India
For transfers inside India (80G, 50%):
MICR code 60 500 2007
A/c with State Bank of India
Branch: Auroville International Township Branch
AUROVILLE 605 101
A/c Holder Auroville Unity Fund Main
A/c Number 10237876031
Purpose: PEACE BELL PROJECT
Please DO REMEMBER to specify the purpose Peace Bell project and kindly inform Vera at firstname.lastname@example.org, cc to email@example.com
For transfers within Auroville kindly use Financial Service “Peace Bell” account # 251862
Your support is much appreciated!