The Bioregional Sports Festival was organized by AVSRC, the Auroville Village Action Group (AVAG), Paalam and Dehashakthi. The events happened in June 12th (Athletics), June 19th (Volleyball Juniors) and July 3rd 2016 (Volleyball Seniors). The Athletic events took place in Dehashakti and Volleyball  at New Creation Sports Ground.  Preliminary matches were played in the villages and the quarter, semi and final matches were played at NC sports ground.  Prizes and certificates were distributed to the 1st and 2nd place teams (girls and boys).  These events give Auroville a rich opportunity to foster connection and friendships with the local youth and to move towards human unity.  Around 600 participants from the surrounding villages participated in this Bioregional Sports Festival.