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The Indian knowledge tradition offers a holistic approach to learning: Prof. Kuthiala

April 23, 2024 06:39 PM
The Indian knowledge tradition offers a holistic approach to learning: Prof. Kuthiala

Punjab Newsline, Chandigarh, April 23 -
The Indian Knowledge Tradition Cell of JC Bose University of Science and Technology, YMCA, Faridabad, in collaboration with the Student Welfare Office, Department of Communication and Media Technology, and Vigyan Bharati Haryana, organized a one-day workshop on the theme 'Indian Knowledge Tradition - A Future Roadmap'.
Addressing the event, Vice Chancellor Prof. Sushil Kumar Tomar said that the source of Indian knowledge is our Vedas which contain all types of knowledge. But the knowledge, culture and human values contained in our Vedas have not been incorporated in our modern education, due to which a need was felt to connect the Indian knowledge tradition with education in the new education policy. Prof. Tomar underscored the inclusive nature of Indian knowledge traditions, advocating for equitable access to quality education for all students, irrespective of socio-economic backgrounds.
In his address, Vice Chancellor of Shri Vishwakarma Skill University, Dudhaula Raj Nehru, traced the roots of Indian knowledge tradition to religious and karmic principles. He emphasized the indigenous connection between education and environmental stewardship, contrasting western ideology's focus on external happiness with Indian tradition's emphasis on internal fulfillment. Drawing upon examples like Chaturanga (chess) and Mokshapatam (snakes and ladders) games, he highlighted their role in fostering values and critical thinking within Indian educational traditions. He hailed the resilience of the Indian knowledge tradition amidst various challenges.
The workshop's keynote speaker was Professor Brij Kishore Kuthiala, former chairman of Haryana State Higher Education Council.


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