We need Gandhi even after 70 years because
Today marks the 70th anniversary of the assassination of Gandhi by Hindutva fanatics. Beyond Teaching is reproducing his thoughts & reforms on the educational system.
"By education, I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man-body, mind and spirit.”
Literacy according to him is neither the end of education nor even the beginning according to him, “literacy means the education of the hand-the one that visibly distinguishes man from beats.”
By saying that “Basic education links the children, whether of cities or the villages, to all that is best and lasting in India” he clearly states that, rural India should also be the part of our national schemes.
Gandhi always believes in the power of questions. So he said, “Persistent questioning and healthy inquisitiveness are the first requisite for acquiring learning of any kind.”
Mahatma Gandhi was the one who initiated SARVODAY SOCIETY. In which ‘Progress for All’ or ‘Universal Uplift’ was the main motive behind the philosophical terms. This thought transformed into an idea of social reforms and most importantly educational ones. From there we have taken out the concept of “Sarvodaya Shiksha”, education for all the sections of society.
Emphasizing the social aim of education he said that the individual has a responsibility to work for the welfare of the whole society. “Willing submission to social control and restrain for the sake of the well-being of the whole society” were considered by him important attitudes to be developed in the people through education.