Chancellor, IASE (Deemed to be University)
||There is nothing so sublime and pure as knowledge says Bhagwat Gita. Before
disseminating a sublime, pure and powerful thing like knowledge the recipient must be
prepared to use it correctly. Indian sages called this supatra vidya daan. The Sages also
described the objective of learning as sa vidhya ya vimuktaye ‘true knowledge is that
which liberates’. For peace and progress tomorrow the future citizens must be released
from all bondings and reservations of caste, creed, region, language, gender, religion etc.
This could be possible by instilling human values in them, and the best way of doing it is
through education, thereby propagating the idea of Vasudhaiva Kutumbhkam i.e.
“whole world is a fraternity”. Without this, knowledge becomes dangerous and self
destructive. The founder of Gandhi Vidya Mandir, Swami Ramsharanji, a first
generation Gandhian, visualized this 64 years ago and started this institution with the
objective of inculcating values in the citizens of tomorrow. He said, “Humanity has tried
all possible means in the search of peace like reforms in social, political and economic
systems and even religion, but none could deliver; this leads us to education as the last
resort”. That is why, he integrated the imparting of Human Values with full spectrum of
educational activities in this institution; all educational ventures. This includes the
inventions and subsequent unending reforms in the systems of society, politics, economy and even religion in all the courses taught at Gandhi Vidya Mandir including
IASE (Deemed to be University). That legacy was ably continued by our Ex-President and first
Vice Chancellor Late Shri Milap Dugar. I am happy to see all the present faculty
members, administrators and staff fully wedded to these principles.
Recently, IASE (Deemed to be University) has successfully organized an International Seminar
on “Teacher Education for Peace and Harmony”. On the basis of the recommendations of
the seminar specialized peace teacher syllabi are being prepared to be started in this
University. Our University is now in the process of starting “Institute of Global
Harmony” and “World Resource Centre of Peace Education”.
As a principle, Gandhi Vidya Mandir along with IASE (Deemed to be University) is covenant to
convert its students into duty bound human beings instead of money minting machines.