We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded and by which one can stand on one’s own feet. – Swami Vivekananda.
Education sector has received tremendous impetus in recent times. With both government and private players active in the field, several educational institutions have mushroomed. The effect: more and more youth are getting educated, fulfilling their materialistic pursuits through lucrative employment.
However, the larger question remains: Has education truly contributed to building inner strength and character of individuals leading to a positive social transformation? Is the world a better place to live than ever before?
The answer is a definite NO. The missing factor is “EMPHASIS ON CORE VALUES“. Today’s system focuses on the 3 Rs’- Reading, Writing and Arithmetic. This gears students to compete in the job market, but leaves them inadequately equipped to face the challenges of life.
Need of the hour….
There is a compelling need to evolve a more holistic approach, an enriching blend of academics and value initiatives. A profound understanding of this great country and its glorious culture forms the very foundation of value education. Imparting these time tested values is what makes education complete.
This wholesome approach helps youngsters evolve into better human beings with character, integrity and social responsibility. These strong values are the bedrock on which a nation can progress towards prosperity and peace.
DISHA is non-profit social initiative (started in 2005) that aims to plug this vital gap. Using value education as a vehicle, DISHA Endeavour’s to guide and catalyze young minds to carry forward the rich and glorious legacy of our nation.
The workshop conducted by DISHA, Focus on three aspects:
Activities based one day sessions encourage self introspection, create a platform for free and frank discussion, develop a spirit of inquiry, promote creativity, provide exposure to social issues and above all instill a sense of pride in our roots. One could transform into a better individual only when the body, mind, and soul are in balance. The sessions are designed to enhance the physical, intellectual, emotional, social and spiritual quotients. An insight:
Physical Quotient: Yoga, Pranayama, Physical Exercises and Desi Games.
Emotional Quotient: Self-Introspection and counseling by professional experts/specialists in the field, Self-awareness tests, case analysis and group discussions
Intellectual Quotient: Quiz, Interactive Sessions, Lecturers, Debates, Puzzles etc.
Social Quotient: AV interactions, Group dynamics, experience sharing, field visits and community service projects.
Spiritual Quotient: Talks by eminent speakers, interactions, meditation sessions, Karma Yoga
These workshops are a blend of learning, reflection, fun and are highly motivating. Undoubtedly, it helps students anchor their life in the right direction(DISHA).