In a world torn by conflicts and differences in social, economic and political realms, we must try to unlock new ways of viewing problems and open doors to a brand new world of potential solutions and perceptions.
Notwithstanding Mark Twain’s views on schooling, we firmly believe schooling and education should be synonymous, atleast to the extent that schooling needs to be education-oriented. Education means an all-round development of human potential and personality – physical, mental, moral and spiritual. Education, paves the path to knowledge and knowledge leads to wisdom. Merit and excellence should be our watchwords and service to humanity our motto.
We agree with John F Kennedy that, our progress as a nation can be no swifter than our progress in education. We must remember that the human mind is our fundamental resource. Thus, it is essential that we work towards the maximum development of every young mind. Only then will we be able to address our requirements of world leadership, our hopes for economic growth and our demands of able citizenship.
Behind this development are the ideas and aspiration of all stakeholders. It is essential to get the ideas right, adopt them and correctly implement them with a focus on reviewing them constantly in the spirit of innovation.
Each passing year is a learning experience; it is an endless journey which opens up new vistas of development, where there is neither scope nor room for pettiness, disharmony, jealousy, hatred enmity or complacency. Hence, we must all rise above the rhetoric and endeavour to make the world a better place.
Dr Datta V, BSc, MA(Eng), M Ed, Ph D in Edn