Indore, India, March 15, 2018 --(PR.com
)-- In the present scenario, where violent incidents are happening not only in the society but also on school premises, many parents are considering not sending their children to school and are eager to find other options for education. It is notable that due to this scenario in the USA and other western countries, many parents do not send their children to school and adopt other options like home schooling, community schooling, etc. But the question is whether these options are effective and efficient in the prevention of violence and in the upliftment of society, or if there is a need to re-establish our fundamental education system - "Gurukul system," in which the purpose of education is not to collect information or collect certificates but to build character, personality and skills. To discuss this subject matter, a six-day seminar was organized at Gauranga Institute from March 3 to 8, in which seven scholars from four states gave their presentations. The seminar was also webcast an online (webinar) which was seen and heard by teachers and parents of six Indian states as well as from London.
Gauranga Institute organized a National Seminar (Webinar) from 3rd to 8th March on "Truly Education" topic. During the seminar, speakers gave presentations on various topics like Ideal and Scientific Education, How to Teach Ayurveda, Panchkosh and Ayurveda, Child Development and Education, Alternative Education and Self-Education, Conventional and Non-Conventional Career Options, Child Care, Pregnancy, Kitchen Chemist and others.
In the seminar, Dr. Mehul Acharya, Ph.D. (Ayurveda and Philosophy) Director: Samskruti Arya Gurukulam Rajkot, Smt. Jigyasa Acharya, MA, M. Phil., HG Anandavrindavana dd, Director: Sri Jiva Academy and Former Teacher, Waldorf Education, Chicago, USA, HG Bharat Chandra Das, Founder and President: Center for Traditional Education, Mrs. Archana Parsai Gehlot, M.Tech., IIT Mumbai, Founder: Asmakam - Self Learning Space, HG Tarini Radhika dd, Bhakta Prahalad Shiksha Samaj, Chennai, Dr. Nandan Garg, Ph.D. Wayne State University, USA, addressed.
Shri Mehul Acharya and Mrs. Jigyasa Acharya are running Samskruti Arya Gurukulam at Rajkot. In Gurukul, various Vedic subjects are taught with Vedic teaching methods to students. The institution proposed to build 108 Acharya-centric Gurukulam of the entire Vedic Vidya at various places in the next 5 years. Explaining the principles of Ayurveda and Gurukul education as experimental in present day life, Shri Mehul Acharya said that if one brick of Gurukul is kept, our society will not have to keep the bricks of ten jails.
HG Anandavrindavana dd is working as a teacher. Her objectives include the development of youth on the basis of the teachings of Bhagavad-Gita and Shrimad Bhagavatam, strengthening families from the fundamental level, simple and holistic life and high thoughts. She explains the stages of child development.
HG Bharat Chandra Das is publishing a series of books based on Veda for the promotion of traditional education. He has done extensive research in Vedic knowledge. His books, "Nimitta Jnana," "Garbhadhana Samsakara" and “Timeless Stories of Gomata” are published. His book, "Krsna Krda," is based on the art of engaging children's playful attitude. He said that children have a natural attraction to play and the playful pastimes of Krishna are a natural attraction for the soul. Hence from the beginnings of their lives, children can very naturally cultivate a taste for devotional service. By playing, they can become Krishna-conscious. It is the success of engaging the children's natural playful attitude.
Mrs. Archana Parsai Gehlot is the founder of "Asmakam." She said that we do not have to teach children the problems of the United Nations. If we keep the real problems of our home, city and neighborhood in front of children, they will find solutions to those problems with their creativity and will be ready to rise above those problems in the future.
HG Tarini Radhika dd provides a valuable education to more than ten thousand students per week in various schools in Chennai through Bhakta Prahalad Shiksha Samaj. She said that efforts to provide good qualities and a valuable education without any personal relationship will fail. Therefore, if we wish to teach good qualities and provide a valuable education to children, then it is very important to establish their relationship with God, Krishna.
Dr. Nandan Garg, Ph.D. from Wayne State University, USA (Computer Science) has worked as an Assistant Professor at Trine University, Indiana, USA for six years. He discussed the measures to meet the physical and emotional needs of children.
Mr. Harsh Vardhan Jain, Director of Gauranga Institute is dedicated to youth development through educational reforms. He has been an Assistant Professor in Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET), Devi Ahilya University, Indore. He has also served as the Research Fellow in the Research Project of UGC at School of Economics and as Executive (Relationship Manager) at Axis Bank. He concluded the seminar by saying that Gurukul Education comprises the goodness of modernity and ancientness, so this system will be effective in establishing such a society in the future, where the love for every creature, nature and the source of both, the Supreme God will be of paramount importance and thereby solving other problems will be easy.