Mr Sethia, through the N. Sethia Foundation partly funded the construction of “Bharat Nivas” also known as The Pavilion of India in Auroville, Pondicherry.

Since several years BHARAT NIVAS has been serving the physical and cultural necessities of the whole Auroville community. The alleged unfinished buildings of Bharat Nivas have been the centre of activities of life in Auroville through housing majority of its service units coupled with some of the important services of Auroville Community. This facility provided the most crucial place for practicing these activities detrimental to the growth of Auroville as a whole.