सर्वद्रव्येषु विद्यैव द्रव्यमाहुरनुत्तमम् । अहार्यत्वादनर्ध्यत्वादक्षयत्वाच्च सर्वदा ॥
सब द्रव्यों में विद्यारुपी द्रव्य सर्वोत्तम है, क्यों कि वह किसी से हरा नहीं जा सकता; उसका मूल्य नहीं हो सकता, और उसका कभी नाश नहीं होता।
(Students, Teachers, Parents and Stakeholders)
The challenges and the exigencies of particular times have always had a direct bearing upon the ‘aims and objectives, and the methods’ of an ‘education’ that the society wishes to impart to its upcoming generation. The complexity of the entire system of education however, underlines the primary objective - as the ‘individual and social well being’ of its citizen. This involves awareness of the micro and the macro, curiosity with regard to the known and the unknown, will to learn with body and mind, skills to learn with the material and the non-material, expansion of the spirit, broadening of perceptions, recognizing threats and challenges to self and the surrounding environment, and the material manifestation of the positive ideas so that the individual, families and the societies may sustain and flourish in time locally and globally. In our time, humankind has transcended its natural limitations and has come to recognize the tremendous benefits of economics, organization and industry aided by that unique method of research, exploration and prying out answers we call ‘science’. Indeed, Science is the way to knowledge and wisdom.
All this, however, can no more be kept at a local or a regional level. Now, we have to embrace the ‘global citizenship’, and the ‘Government Post Graduate College, New Tehri’, with a host of committed and qualified teachers, offers to engage the students with this view in as many as 19 major subjects. But, as we all are aware, we are suddenly faced with a global pandemic that poses enormous challenges to our education sector too. The post-covid world, its nations and their institutions are never going to be what we have been familiar with hitherto. Yet, we as humans have to accept the challenge as this may only be a kind that we may have to face in future.
So come, with all our resolve and the available resources let us keep the spirit of ‘learning’ alive as that is one thing that never dies, if we are humans.
With all the best wishes