This blog is in response to My performance as a Guardian and Counsellor in Higher Education by Dr. Mahesh Chandra Panda
I believe, as Swami Vivekananda as put, education is not the amount of information that is put into the brain and run riot there. It a process of discovering the knowledge within the individual. It should be, life-building, man-making, character-making experience.
We cannot teach a child any more than we can grow a plant. Every individual must choose a way of life, on their own. This should be in accordance with his/her nature, skills and ambition rather than fitting into social stereotypes, failing which life becomes rat race and an exhausting experience despite all achievements and acquisitions in this world.
What we can, and should, do is to provide the right environment, inspiration and guidance; guidance to bloom as an individual; not as we want them to do but rather what they are meant to be in tune with their nature, skills and dreams