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Sri Aurobindo’s statue in UNESCO, Paris

Sri Aurobindo's statue in UNESCO, Paris

To Mrs Irena Bokova
Director General UNESCO
Paris, France

Dear Mrs Bokova,

We met once: I have been Le Figaro’s correspondent in South Asia for ten years
I was recently in UNESCO and saw the beautiful statue of Sri Aurobindo, India’s great avatar of the 20th century and got photographed in front of it (attached)
It’s a pity that the statue is not well oriented and unkempt, as it has value for millions of Indians
I am trying to organize with Dr Vinay Sheel Oberoi, India’s UNESCO representative, an exhibition on Dara Shikoh, who was a sufi saint of the 17th century that initiated a unique interfaith dialogue very much needed today.
I am attaching a brief below
Warmly yours
François Gautier
Rédacteur en chef La Revue de l’Inde
41 Jorbagh, New Delhi 110003, Inde.

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5 responses to “Sri Aurobindo’s statue in UNESCO, Paris

  1. well done francoise- u r a friend of india,s hindu culture- tres bien

    lalit bagai,danmark

  2. Tarsem sharma

    Many thanx 2u sir, for being so nice 2 Indian cause.

  3. Francois Gautier apart from being an erudite scholar of hinduism is like many of us also an ardent devotee of Sri Aurobindo. It is only natural that his sensibilities would be affected if he saw our master’s statue in a neglected state. But full credit to him for trying to take remedial measures.

  4. Many thanks to you…

  5. It is really great to see that there is a statue of Sri Aurobindo in Paris from where the Mother came to Sri Aurobindo’s Ashram in Pondicherry.My family joins me to thank Francois Gautier for his thoughts about India and its saints. Kalyan Roychowdhury, Kolkata.

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