9th Mile, Ri Bhoi, 19 December, 2018: Noted Gandhian Prof Ashok Bhargav from Banaras Hindu University today took an enlightening session at the University of Science & Technology, Meghalaya where he spoke on the topic “Learning from Gandhi” and said that teachers and educationists of present day have to learn a lot from the views of MK Gandhi on new education or ‘nai talim’.
Addressing a host of university teachers who are also involved in the neighbourhood village adoption programme of USTM, Prof Bhargav said that Gandhi’s concept of imparting education and learning to children and others has proven scientific ground and his methodology is being practiced in many foreign countries, though it is not getting required importance in Indian education system. He said that students should be able to acquire skills of self-learning, they must start with practical first and theory classes later. “The two important aspects of education by Gandhi were: Self-reliance and Imaginative thinking and action”, he added.
The talk was followed by an interactive session on Gandhian ways of education.Dr. Lata Shah, a Gandhian from Banaras Hindu University also participated in the interactive programme. Earlier, the welcome address was made by Prof (Dr) Alaka Sarma, Pro Vice Chancellor, USTM and she introduced the subject of the talk to the participants.