The craze for education that we see today has never been witnessed before in the history of human civilization. But we haven't seen such a chaos and crisis in the human world either.
Today, education seems just utilitarian seeking a means to a livelihood. We are lagging way behind in building the true pillars ideal of education self-culture and self-integration.
Sadly, education has become synonymous with factual knowledge – bundle of dry information. It doesn’t take into account the development and integration of the physical, mental and spiritual aspects of the human personality.
Our sole aim has become the growth of the intellectual faculty at the cost of emotional integration and refinement.
Education has to make self culture as its theme, the integration of the human personality as its prime goal. The essence of humanity lies in love, in service before self and sacrifice.
The foundation of a school is a precious investment for personal growth and evolution of a child who is going to hold the reigns of the country. It is to make us think what we owe to our children.
To quote American poet and artist Kahlil Gibran:
Your children they are the sons and daughters of life’s longing for itself...
You may give them your love but not your thoughts
For they have their own thoughts
You may house their bodies but not their souls,
For their souls dwell in the house of tomorrow,
which you cannot visit, not even in your dreams
In the context of today’s scenario, the need of the hour is to create a climate of right values. We all be respectful, righteous, truthful, disciplined, kind, compassionate, benevolent and tolerant.
Good values are embedded in all of us in our formative years. You have the potential to embellish this world and lay the foundations of a great society and civilization. In this abode of learning, you have to be a participant and a healthy competitor. Remember your family, society, nation and the whole mankind are your responsibility. School is the place to unfold your uniqueness and to discover your potential.
These are my views about present education system. I will continue sharing my views in future also.
With best wishes
Love and regards