“Education is the Manifestation of the Perfection already in Man”.
Swami Vivekanda’s idea of Education was very clear and holistic, as is evident from these famous sayings. An individual’s education is not complete unless he realizes and learns to use his true potential. Our Vedic education system was based on these ideals and hence India could produce great minds like Aryabhata, Sushruta,Bhaskara etc.
But slowly our traditional systems were eroded and corroded by the colonial ideas of education as a means to get job in the British India. A report from Lord Macaulay on Education system in 1835 reads like this:-
“I propose that we replace India’s old and ancient education system, her culture, for if the Indians think that all that is foreign and English is good and greater than their own, they will lose their self-esteem, their native self-culture and they will become what we want them, a truly dominated nation.” By embracing the western Education System blindly, we have been rolling out millions of unemployed and unemployable youths year after year, as it does not empower an individual on the moral and spiritual aspects of life which form the core of any healthy society.
Swami Vivekanada’s fight against such harmful practices is still continued in Divine Park through programs such as ‘Vidhyashree’ , ‘Vidyarthi Deepa’ and ‘Raja Sangama’.
While ‘Vidhyarthi Deepa’ is conducted by the local Divine Sparks nearby, ‘Vidyashree’ and ‘Raja Sangama’ are conducted at Divine Park, Saligrama under the auspicious presence of Shri Guruji and Poojya Doctorji.
It is a specially tailored One Day workshop for Highschool and College students. The whole objective is to make a student excel in all aspects of studies by guiding him on, Physical,Moral ,Intellectual and Spritual development. A proper grooming in these formative years will make sure they don’t drift away from their course when they are part of the mainstream.
Few areas of focus in this program are:
- How to make the student life meaningful
- Secrets of improving Memory power
- How to remould behavior and be an ideal individual
- Effective Preparation for exams and how to face with confidence
- How to get grace of God easily
- Maintaining same enthusiasm throughout the academics
- Simple exercises for physical fitness
- Participation in extra-curricular activities.