Education is an important tool, which is very useful in everyone’s life. Education is what sets us apart from other living beings on earth. It makes man the smartest creature on earth. It empowers human beings and prepares them to face the challenges of life efficiently.
The word education is derived from the Sanskrit root ‘shiksha’, which means to teach or to teach. That is, the process by which study and teaching takes place is called education.
different definitions of education
According to Gita, “Sa Vidya Vimukte”. That is, education or learning is that which frees us from bondage and expands us in every aspect.
According to Tagore, “Our education has become selfish, driven by the narrow motive of passing the examination, a means of getting a job as soon as possible which is being shared in a difficult and foreign language. This has pushed us in the direction of memorizing rules, definitions, facts and ideas from childhood. It neither gives us time nor motivates us to stop and think and imbibe what is learned.”
According to Mahatma Gandhi, “True education is that which uplifts and inspires the spiritual, intellectual and physical aspects of children. In this way we can say in essence that according to him education meant all round development.”
According to Swami Vivekananda, “Education is the expression of the perfection inherent in the individual.”
According to Aristotle, “Education develops the powers of man, especially the mental powers so that he may become capable of contemplating the Absolute Truth, Shiva and the Sundar.”