We live today in a world, where in the system of education solely focuses on the academic excellence. The world today is changing at such an accelerated rate and we as educators, need to pause and reflect on this entire system of education.
As Dr. Kalam mentioned above, the best may not be the “excellent”. The focus of the education system has to be modified from producing more intellectuals who can score 90% in exams or can rank first in class, to individuals who can sacrifice for others, who can forgive and forget who can respect and give respect and ultimately who are enlightened.
This paradigm shift has to begin from home to school, from parent to teacher, then to the child. The true education must be engineered to ensure physical, intellectual, moral, emotional, vocational and spiritual development of the individual in an integrated manner.
‘TO MOTIVATE THE WEAK, TO ADDRESS THE AVERAGE, AND CHALLENGE THE GIFTED’ is the teaching vision of our school. Dr. Radhakrishnan said, “ The aim education is neither national efficiency nor world solidarity, but making the individual feel that he/she has within him/herself something deeper than intellect, call it spirit if you like”.
Our ancient scriptures have emphasized that the goal of education is liberation and that education is the journey towards the eternal enlightenment. Therefore, let’s all strive together towards that kind of education, which will cultivate not wealth of muscles, or fullness of knowledge, nor refinement of feeling, but strength of character”.
God bless you all.
With sincere and warm regards