Relevance of educational philosophy of Aurobindo Ghosh in the context of national policy on education-1986
Author(s): Haris Chandra Sabar and Dr. Keshab Chandra Ratha
Since time immemorial, India has been the land of philosophers, sages and social reformers as well as some recognized great personalities. Aurobindo Ghosh in modern era is one of them who is regarded as one of the most gifted philosophers of the twentieth century. He was a great nationalist and his contribution to the Indian politics is quite different because he has no significant role in politics. And one important thing in his life is know about how nationalist revolutionary life of Aurobindo Ghosh has been turned into moralist, spiritualist, as well as educationist. He was mostly known for his ideal concept of Integral Education which has been divided into five categories, namely; Spiritual, Physical, Mental, Vital and Psychic. Apart from that he also occupies a central position in the field of education and political science. And his contribution in the field of education is more relevant because he always wanted for all round development of the students. He always emphasized on value education. He suggested that education should be value based. He also believed that education is a type of instrument which can be used to realize oneself and to find out the place and position of a man in the society. Taking his Integral Education into account, several educational policies relating to Indian education system have been recommended for its implementation. Aurobindo Ghosh also gives the concept of three principles of true education in the light of Integral Education where he mentions the teacher is not the instructor or taskmaster, but can guides and helps for the future generations. According to his view, the teacher cannot impose or command forcibly. Keeping in view the aforementioned above it is clear that the existing educational system should adopt the principles and systems of Integral Education conceived by Aurobindo Ghosh which may help for developing innate values, spirituality and divinity. This paper seeks to highlight the relevance of Educational Philosophy of Aurobindo Ghosh in the context of National Policy on Education 1986.
Haris Chandra Sabar, Dr. Keshab Chandra Ratha. Relevance of educational philosophy of Aurobindo Ghosh in the context of national policy on education-1986. Int J Political Sci Governance 2023;5(1):29-35. DOI: 10.33545/26646021.2023.v5.i1a.198