Gandhian philosophy in context to promoting peace education
Dr. Veena Soni
Peace and harmony in education is an essential component of quality education. Education is supposed to promote universal human values, peace, harmony and co-existence. India has been a country of universal brotherhood. All over the world, a great deal of emphasis is currently being placed upon peace education. Our Indian ancient scriptures have been promoting the idea of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam that means the whole world is one single family. Mahatma Gandhi has been a source of inspiration, not only for the nation, but for the entire world. He inspired the world with his faith in truth and justice for all Mankind. He was a great soul who loved even those who fought against his ideals to bring about peace with non-violence. Gandhi advocated the process of patience, persuasion and perseverance for attainment of peace and love for harmony. Communal harmony had the pride of place in Gandhi's constructive programme. The Gandhian philosophy is the only solution to all problems, and for settling even sensitive issues amicably. It is not hard to find material on the life and philosophy of Mahatma Gandhi. The need for adopting Gandhian philosophy is being felt more eagerly everywhere. The main aim of the Gandhian philosophy is to create an atmosphere of peace and harmony. At present, the need of education for peace is peace of mind, peace in the family, peace in society, peace between nations and peace in the universe. In this paper, an attempt has made to explore need, purpose and role of Gandhian philosophy in promoting peace and harmony in the society which may help to bring the global peace in world wide.