Women in Sports

The “Women in Sports” program for the bio-region was organized by Valli, Uma, Priya, Sarasu, Shanthi, Anitha, Viji, Savitri, Jothi and Fred at New Creation sports ground on 22nd March 2015. The AuroviIIe Sports Resource Centre has been spear-heading the interaction through Sports and Culture programs with the village-population around AuroviIIe.   AVSRC received a boost by the financial support of the GOI through the AVF.  Following the successful completion of a sports-event for the bioregion in 2014, we took up the empowerment of the girls and women in the surrounding Panchayats. AVSRC organized a women core-group, consisting of female Aurovilians, women from the rural area and initiated sports and cultural programs supporting women-groups. With the help of many volunteers, from India and abroad ( The German organization ‘ Weltwaerts ‘ deputed a volunteer for one year 2013 – 2014 to AVSRC ) this effort culminated in the program of : ‘ Women in Sports ‘ and the production of a short video with the same title.  It not only had a colorful one-day program of children and women participating in traditional & fun games and athletics, but also cultural and educational performances.  Along with this, AVSRC organized a free Medical Camp, Dental Camp and Eye-camp offered by AuroviIIe’s medical team and by the ARAVIND Eye Hospital.

This video was produced recording this event as experienced by a young girl: