PM participated in a programme commemorating Sri Aurobindo’s 150th birth anniversary
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi participated in a programme commemorating Sri Aurobindo’s 150th birth anniversary, on 13th December, 2022 via video conferencing.
The Prime Minister released a commemorative coin and postage stamp in honour of Sri Aurobindo at the event organised at Kamban Kalai Sangam, Puducherry under the aegis of Azadi Ka Amrit Mahotsav.
About Sri Aurobindo
Aurobindo Ghose was born in Calcutta on 15th August 1872.
He was a revolutionary, nationalist, poet, educationist, yogi and philosopher.
At the age of seven he was taken to England for education. There he studied at St. Paul's School, London, and at King's College, Cambridge.
He became a state service officer on his return to India in 1893.
He worked for the next thirteen years in the service of the Maharaja in the princely state of Baroda and as a professor at Baroda College.
Aurobindo's practical strategies to break free from British rule marked him as the "prophet of Indian nationalism".
From 1902 to 1910, he participated in the struggle to free India from the British.
As a result of his political activities, he was imprisoned in the year 1908 (Alipore Bomb Case).
In Pondicherry he established a community of spiritual seekers, which took shape in the year 1926 as the Sri Aurobindo Ashram.
Aurobindo Ghose died on December 5, 1950.
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