A development activist, public policy advocate, social innovator and leadership trainer
Swami Vivekananda’s thoughts and ideas on education have been studied, often quoted and has inspired several Institutions to start schools and colleges. From the conceptual understanding of what education needs to be, to making it both pragmatic at the individual and community level, Swami Vivekananda’s ideas are both relevant and necessary. With the National Education Policy in India (NEP) now having become a reality, this is the appropriate time to understand and integrate Swamiji’s views into the mainstream education system across the nation. Listen to a talk where I shared my understanding of his message on education at an event
Swami Vivekananda’s life and message continues to inspire millions of people around the world. Describing him and his work is like trying to describe God…One can do it in so many ways depending on one’s beliefs, experiences and perspectives. Instead of spending time on trying to unpack him and his message intellectually, it is more rewarding to try and live it on a daily basis. This is indeed easier said than done. Recently, I had the opportunity to share some of his thoughts with Indian students in Germany as part of the Vivekananda Jayanthi celebrations of 2021. Apart from the
I found meaning to my life when i first discovered Swami Vivekananda and his message of self discovery as a young, impressionable 17 year old. From then on, till today his life and message has been my guiding compass. It is as though, he sits on my shoulder watching and guiding my every move. Words indeed, are inadequate to describe the unlimited inspiration that I get from the ‘presence’ that one needs to experience first hand. Though i tried to capture some of my thoughts in my book about him, I know how they are only a snapshot of how
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