It is an undeniable fact that the present education is considered merely an accumulation of knowledge. However different people in different parts of the world, understand the concept of education differently.
According to western concept, education is external in nature. According to John Deway “education is the development of all the capacities in the individual which will enable him to control his environment”
The Indian view strongly emphasizes the innate faculties and development of these to the maximum to acquire knowledge.
Shri. Shankaracharya says “education is the realization of self”. In the same chain of thought, Swami Vivekananda says “education means manifestation of the divine perfection already existing in humankind “According to the Upanishad” Saa Vidya Yaa Vidya Vimuktya, which means education, is for liberation.
In the Indian Context education liberates students from the Shackles of economic poverty, ignorance, superstition, social evils makes him or her free Human Being.
Holy Spirit is in its steady stride of progress and activities, embryonic stage to full today.
Together with the Rabindranath Tagore, let us raise our future generation to “In to that heaven of freedom my father let my countrymen awake”.