Shri Gopal Bhattacharjee Born in 1936, in a village of East Bengal in In- dia, Sri Gopal Bhattacharjee had his early education in the University of Gauhati, in Assam. At the age of 19, in 1956, on seeing a book with Sri Aurobindo's picture on the cover at a railway station in Assam, he was ins- pired to meet The Mother in Pondicherry He met Her on 16th October, 1956, and immediately on return, opened a Centre in Digboi, Assam, where he was engaged as an apprentice. The same year, with The Mother's blessings, he left for England to pursue higher training in engi- neering. While in England, he maintained contact with the Mother through personal letters. In 1972, he organised Sri Aurobindo's Birth Cente- nary celebrations in different states of India, and opened many Centres. After that, as Joint Secretary of the Society, he has travelled abroad and visited more than 120 countries in order to spread the teachings of Sri Aurobindo and The Mother, and to let the people of the world know of Sri Aurobindo's integral Yoga. His articles and interviews have been published by the na- tional dailies in different countries, including the U.K. and the U.S.A. He has also given talks on radio, and has appeared for interviews in many countries. Sri Aurobindo Society is a consultative member of UNESCO. Mr Bhattacharjee has represented the Society at the UNESCO Conference of Non-Governmental Organisations at Paris many times. At the 22nd Annual Conference in Paris in 1990, he was elected, by an overwhelming majo- rity, a member of the UNESCO Executive Committee in Ca- tegory B of NGO.