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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.


Funeral of Maharana Pratap

funeralFACT’s latest exhbition on Maharana Pratap, a model for modern politicians, as he was devoted to Mother India, fearless, a Rajput who did not collaborate with the invaders, but fought them, lived a simple life, respected Human Rights of even his enemies and provided for an uncorrupted and just administration. Exhibition will be inaugurated on 3rd February 2012 in Delhi’s Ramlila grounds by HH Sri Sri Ravi Shankar.FACT, which is committed to highlight India’s ancient and magnificent heritage, without hiding the savage onslaughts it was subjected to during the centuries, is building a Museum of TRUE Indian History in Pune, dedicated to Shivaji Maharaj. You can view FACT’s work at This is a noble, but extremely difficult project, as most philanthropists today are politically correct and will donate to a hospital, a school, but not to a private Museum of Indian History. Hence we appeal to all of you to help us. Those who are willing to, can contact me at We have US, UK and Indian tax exemption above 10.000 Rs. Best. Fgautier