Cyclone Thane came and wiped out over 70% of forest cover.
The clean up is going on steadily. Yesterday morning at one of Auroville’s sports grounds there were about 50 Brazilian tourists who came and volunteered in the clean up efforts. The Brazilian group that came made the work load a lot easier and they helped clear most of this particular sports ground of auroville. The work of getting life back to normal is a long and hard road ahead. There are so many places such as schools and public spaces that need as many of helping that can be spared to accelerate the cyclone Thane clean up. what is needed most is helping hands and above all .. good will and if you or any knows about efficient ways to clean up and restore or rather improve the cleanup efforts please don’t hesitate to contact auroville cyclone Thane relief
at the following email address. firstname.lastname@example.org
Today 13.12.2012 From 9:00 am onwards a few cleanup groups will be cleaning up Certitude Sports ground.
If you feel like coming by and helping it would be great 🙂 bring a hat, sunscreen and a water bottle.
The aftermath of Cyclone Thane is still being dealt with.
Some parts of Auroville has finally gotten 5% of its electric power back. The rest of Auroville still has no Electricity.There are many teams of people who are clearing up high tension electric lines and Low tension electric lines.Other teams are clearing public spaces and Schools, and the task at hand is enormous. There are many volunteers who have joined the clean up groups and it is a beautiful sight to see so many people coming out and leaving all they have to do in their personal lives to come out and give a hand in restoring Auroville to some normalcy. It’s truly a time of deep reflection and introspection for Aurovilians and the idea of the human unity concept. we need more helping hands in getting the work done as soon as possible.
If you have the time and the goodwill to help you are more then welcome. If you are in the Auroville area then come to Townhall every morning and join one of the cleanup crews. its fun and you will meet all walks of life. may we suggest that you bring a hat and sunscreen and a water bottle. 🙂 The main work goals in the next month is bring electricity and potable water to all areas of Auroville and the surrounding areas