Elucidating the vision

Sri Sri Ravi Shankar

– Founder – Sri Sri University

Human values should be universal and rational. Values are imbibed, not taught and the right environment can enable a student instill this within.

There is a need for ushering in value education. Only a human values oriented approach in education can impart true intelligence. We need to integrate values of compassion, care and sharing in our education system.

Education should not only be about getting good grades so that one can secure a good job later; instead it must lay the foundation for long-term prosperity of the society as a whole.

The need is for restoring the respect, honour and dignity that education has had historically.

The need of the day is a broad-minded education system accompanied by a warm and caring heart.

Education should be holistic and should create opportunities that facilitate one’s cognitive, physical, emotional, social, and spiritual growth. A good system of education must instill self-esteem, life-skills and creativity in students. It must help nurture a free, un-obsessed, anger-free and relaxed mind. Such a well-rounded education system can also prevent fanaticism in young minds.