Sri Aurobindo Society State Committee , Karnataka and Sri Aurobindo Complex Trust , Bangalore are jointly organising a One – Day National Seminar with a theme ” The Renaissance of India and Indian Nationalism in the light of Sri Aurobindo ” on the occasion of commemorating 150th Birth Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo on Sunday , the 7th August , 2022 at NIMHANS Convention Centre , Bangalore . The program will be from 9:00 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. in three parts .. Part I : Inaugural Ceremony with the Key note address and Releasing of Souvenir . Talks on the Theme of the Seminar . Part II : Part III : Cultural Program by Professional Artists . Sri L.S. Tejasvi Surya , Hon’ble Member of Parliament , Bangalore South will be the Chief Guest . Dr. Ajit Sabnis , Chairman , Sri Aurobindo Society State Committee , Karnataka will preside over the Program . About Sri Aurobindo : Sri Aurobindo ( born Aurobindo Ghose ; 15th August , 1872 – 5th December , 1950 ) was an Indian Philosopher , Yogi , Maharishi , Poet , and Indian Nationalist . He was also a Journalist , editing newspapers like Bande Mataram . He joined the Indian movement for Independence from British colonial rule , till 1910 was one of its influential leaders and then became a spiritual reformer , introducing his visions on human progress and spiritual evolution .
He passed the Indian Civil Service examination . As he did not want to serve the British Government , he refused to join ICS . But in 1893 , he accepted the appointment in the Baroda State Service . He worked for 13 years and rose to the post of principal of the Baroda State College . He learned Sanskrit ; read the Vedas , the Upanishads , Epics , Marathi , Gujarati , and his native language Bengali . Sri Aurobindo involved in nationalist politics in the Indian National Congress . He was arrested in Alipore bomb blast conspiracy . However Sri Aurobindo was be convicted and imprisoned for writing articles against British colonial rule in India . He was released when no evidence could be provided . During his stay in the jail , he had mystical and spiritual experiences , after which he moved to Pondicherry , leaving politics for spiritual work . At Pondicherry , Sri Aurobindo developed a spiritual practice he called Integral Yoga . The central theme of his vision was the evolution of human life into a divine life in divine body . He believed in a spiritual realisation that not only liberated but transformed human nature , enabling a divine life on earth . In 1926 , he established Sri Aurobindo Ashram that has witnessed tremendous growth over the years . His important works at glance : – The Divine Life his major works includes Essays on the Gita ( 1922 ) – Collected Poems and Plays ( 1942 ) – The Synthesis of Yoga ( 1948 ) – The Human Cycle ( 1949 ) -The ideal of Human Unity ( 1949 ) – Savitri : A Legend and a Symbol ( 1950 ) – On the Veda ( 1956 ) This year long Birth Anniversary program of Sri Aurobindo will be concluded on 15th August , 2022 ( 1872-2022 ) at Pondicherry .
- Dr. Ajit Sabnis , Chairman , Sri Aurobindo Society State Committee Karnataka
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