Importance of Love & Sacrifice for a Teacher

Chandana Madam is proud of her students. She has seen them grow from the age of 5. Two of them – Abhishek and Swati – are her real favourites. Abhishek, when he was 5 years of age, came to school shabbily dressed with a running nose.

Happy Gandhi Jayanti

As we celebrate the 150th anniversary of the birth of Mahatma Gandhi, what are the incredible lessons that we can learn from his life ? 1. A deep connection with one’s roots: The Mahatma who eventually became a global icon was deeply

Kids & Gizmos

“A look of quietude has befallen the play grounds, the serene stillness played merry-go-round, those pitter patter which trotted the freshly laid lawns are seeked, bewitched by the gadgets, couched in their rooms, they

Teachers are the Pillars of SSA, Kolkata

Information is not education. Only a receptive mind, one that is open to all possibilities, is the sign of a true educator. An educator absorbs, assimilates and then creates an environment for that information and knowledge to be imparted to others. In SSA each teacher is

Overcoming Challenges to Peace

There are usually two sides to a civil conflict and no matter who strikes first, eventually both sides are wounded. Conflict arises in the first place because both sides stick to their stand, yet to resolve the issue, both need to be made to rise above

Gurudev on Independence Day

“There are two types of freedom – One is political freedom, that we got 71 years ago. The other freedom is to overcome our mental and emotional slavery. This can happen only through education and culture. This is

There’s an Artist in Everyone

Fortunately, I was born into a family where people were passionate about music. My mother’s side of the family has a lot of singers. My parents & their siblings, all had been initiated into classical singing training. I grew up in that environment, so it was

Agriculture in Punjab – The Tragic Story

Friday, the 27th of July, 2018. It is Guru Poornima. Today is also the day Fazilka becomes a new district in Punjab. Under cloudy skies we are driving to the Mahavir/Sadqi Pakistan border near Fazilka to witness the Flag unfolding ceremony at sunset. The paddy fields

Adding Value to Education

Only a human values oriented approach in education can impart true intelligence. Today, every parent envisions that their child grow up to be a well educated and happy human being with good values. However, education often fails to fulfill its true goal — happiness. 

Education: Information or Wisdom?

What is Education? How Did We Perceive It Being Students Ourselves? Being toppers throughout school and colleges and now being scientists ourselves, this definition of education from Albert Einstein truly makes sense when we look back – “Education is what remains after

Education – Mind Engineering (Part 4)

Building Other Faculties Of Brain Than Just Memory With the advent of the Internet, with more and more information becoming available online, students no longer will need to utilize their memorizing and information storing skills. Just as calculators

Education – Flaws and the Answer (Part 3)

Flaws of the present day Education System In the present day education system, creativity has taken a backseat while students are stressed with information from text books stuffed into their head. In this scenario, there is hardly any conceptual

Education – Important Viewpoints (Part 2)

Let us look at some of the prominent views on education by eminent Indian leaders like Rabindranath Tagore, Rajaji, Rajiv Gandhi and others. Rabindranath Tagore Santiniketan, a town in the Birbhum district of West Bengal was established by

Education – Then and Now (Part 1)

Education, a Vehicle for Knowledge An Education system is the knowledge delivery system for a civilization. Education is a vehicle, a Vahana for Knowledge, Jnana. An effective education should deliver comprehensive knowledge, comprising of

What is ‘Real’ Education?

“This is not education,” I said to myself over and over again. I was sitting at the back of a Statistics class in the second year of my college undergrad course.  It didn’t matter where I sat because

How To Be a Good Parent

When it comes to children, parenting is a sacred responsibility. Our responsibility is not just providing food, shelter, and education. We are also responsible to ensure that their mental outlook, emotions, intellect, thought processes and behavior are on the right track. This is

The Environment of Education

For each one of us, our time in school was what shaped us into who we are today as adults. We all have our favorite and memorable stories of school life, our special teachers, lunch time tales, secrets with friends, scraping through classes of some of

What Kids Can Do For The Summer Vacation

Every parent dreads the arrival of Summer – it’s vacation time for kids and a big ordeal for parents to keep them occupied. The sound of the school bus horn never sounded better!   A few parents find summer workshops nearby or

Holistic Education makes kids Smarter!

By the time a person graduates from High School, they have spent an average of 4000 days in the Education system. An individual’s education and their experience in the Education system determines their future path in life. What kind of an education system actually creates smart well rounded kids ?

Bhanu Didi on Education

Anna daanam param daanam vidya daanam atah param Annena kshanika truptih yaavajjevam ca vidyayo. These verses say that offering food to the needy is very noble. But giving the gift of education is the highest. While food brings temporary satisfaction, true knowledge brings contentment