Important Events in the History of Bhavan

Introduction of Sri Aurobindo Memorial Act 1972 at the West Bengal Legislative Assembly for establishment of Sri Aurobindo Samiti and Sri Aurobindo Bhavan at 8, Shakespeare Sarani, Kolkata 700071.

 The Mother handed over Sri Aurobindo’s Sacred Relics to Bolanath Sen and Himanshu Niyogi on 15 January, 1973.

 Reception of Relics at the Sri Aurobindo Bhavan on 16 January, 1973.

 Enshrinement of Sri Aurobindo's Relics at Sri Aurobindo Bhavan on 16 February, 1973.

 Opening of “Srinvantu” office on 1st January, 1974.

 Installation of the bust of Sri Aurobindo by the then President of India Fakuruddin Ali Ahmed on 30 December, 1974.

 National seminar of Relevance of Sri Aurobindo – 1975.

 Installation of the Statue of Sri Aurobindo in front of Victoria Memorial by the then Vice President of India B. D. Jatti on 16 August, 1975.

 Celebration of Mother's birth centenary – 1978.

 Opening of children's library – 15 August, 1980.

 Celebration of Nalini Kanto Gupta’s birth centenary – 1988.

 Opening of new picture gallery of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother in the first floor hall of Bhavan – 1995.

 Exhibition on the life of Sri Aurobindo and the Mother at Kolkata Information Centre – 1996.

 Celebration of 125th birth anniversary of Sri Aurobindo – 1997.

 Installation of Sri Aurobindo’s portrait at Raj Bhavan, Kolkata on 2nd August, 1997.

 Silver Jubilee celebration of Sri Aurobindo Bhavan – 1997.

 Institution of Sri Aurobindo Puraskar – 15th August, 1997.

 Opening of Sri Aurobindo Hall – 15th August, 1997.

 Institution of Sri Aurobindo Puraskar – 15th August, 1997.

 Release of special postal cover on Sri Aurobindo by the Post & telegraph deptt., Govt. of India – 15th August, 1997. Installation of a marble plaque "at the Service of Truth" blessings to the Bhavan by the Mother on 16 February, 1973.

 Participation at the Kolkata Book-Fair with Sri Aurobindo Pathamandir, Kolkata in 1998.

 Participation at a flower show at Agri Horticulture Society, Kolkata in the light of the Mother's "Spiritual significance of flowers" in 1998.

 National Seminar on "Aspects of the Constitution of India – Some Aurobindonian Perspective" – August, 2000.

 Opening of open air stage, 2001.

 Bhavan collaborated with Doordarshan Kendra, Kolkata in making two documentaries on Sri Aurobindo.

Doordarshan Programmes

Bhavan is also preparing two other documentaries on Sri Aurobindo in collaboration with Doordarshan, New Delhi.