150th Birth Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo 

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150th Birth Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo 

Part of: Prelims and GS-I -History and culture 

Context The Prime Minister chaired the first meeting of the High Level Committee (HLC) which has been constituted to commemorate 150th Birth Anniversary of Sri Aurobindo 

Key takeaways 

  • The Committee comprises 53 members from various walks of life.
  • The Prime Minister said that the two aspects of Sri Aurobindo’s philosophy of ‘Revolution’ and ‘Evolution’, are of key importance and should be emphasized  as part of the commemoration.
  • The commemoration celebrations of Sri Aurobindo were proposed to launch from Puducherry coinciding with the celebration of National Youth Day.

About Sri Aurobindo

  • Sri Aurobindo was an Indian philosopher, yoga guru, maharishi, poet, and Indian nationalist.
  • He was also a journalist, editing newspapers such as Bande Mataram.
  • He joined the Indian movement for independence from British colonial rule, until 1910 and then became a spiritual reformer.
  • At Pondicherry, Sri Aurobindo developed a spiritual practice called Integral Yoga.

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