Purpose of Education
ANANDA MARGA COLLEGE
The Ánanda Marga College was founded on 1966. We believe as per our founder, "Education is for Liberation". Education means the simultaneous development in the physical, mental and spiritual realms of human existence. By this, dormant human potentialities will be awakened and put to proper use. Shrii P.R.Sarkar said that real education leads to a pervasive sense of love and compassion for all creation; in the Ananda Marga's education system, special emphasis is given to moral education and the inculcation of idealism together with a "psycho-pedagogical approach" and a blending of occidental extroversial science and oriental introversial philosophy.
While Humanism extends the recognition of equal rights to all humans, Neohumanism, is instead the elevation of Humanism to Universalism, thus expanding an inclusive spirit of welfare to all living beings including Plants and animals. Studying about the “web of life” helps one to understand the interconnections between self, others and the natural environment. Neohumanist Education fosters love and respect for all, regardless of culture, religion, race or nationality, and for animals and plants and the earth’s ecosystems. Children learn these principles both through lessons and teacher modeling, as well as through developing their own intuitional feeling about the interconnectedness of all things. Its methodology is flexible, creative and culturally sensitive, making it adaptable to different cultures and parts of the world.
-SHRI P.R. SARKAR