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Karan Singh for furthering Indo-French ties

BOOK RELEASE: The Chairman of the Auroville Foundation, Karan Singh, releasing a book in Auroville on Thursday. The Consul-General of France in Chennai Michel Seguy is also seen. — Photo: T. Singaravelou

BOOK RELEASE: The Chairman of the Auroville Foundation, Karan Singh, releasing a book in Auroville on Thursday. The Consul-General of France in Chennai Michel Seguy is also seen. — Photo: T. Singaravelou  

Suggests construction of a French pavilion at Auroville international zone

Staff Reporter

PONDICHERRY: The Chairman of the Governing Board of Auroville Foundation, Karan Singh, has suggested that a French Pavilion be constructed in Auroville's international zone to further Indo-French ties.

Speaking after releasing two books on Thursday, Dr. Karan Singh said the French, unlike the Portuguese, gave up their possessions in India very peacefully.

The French Consul-General Michel Seguy, members of the Auroville's governing board Ajoy Bagjhi, Aster Patel and Roger were also present.

The books that Dr Karan Singh released were "Unir des Hommes: Jean Monnet" by Christine Devin, which is about the Father of Europe; and "Pondicherry: Perspectives of a British Consul- General" by Claude Arpi.

Book exhibition

Also an exhibition of around 100 books, all penned by Aurovilians, was held.

The books that were on display were right from the 1970s and were on a wide range of subjects including environment, poetry, history, education, photography and even technical books.

On Wednesday, the Governing Board of Auroville met and discussed various matters of importance to the international township.

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