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International Journal of Humanities and Education Research

Vol. 6, Issue 1, Part B (2024)

A comparative analysis of the educational philosophies of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh & Swami Vivekananda and their relevance in the context of national education policy-2020

Author(s):

Haris Chandra Sabar

Abstract:

Sri Aurobindo Ghosh and Swami Vivekananda are the two great Indian political philosophers as well as nationalists those who have significant roles in the field of education. Both of them were inspired by the western philosophy of education but there is a little bit of change in their ideas. They are also recognized as the most gifted philosophers of the twentieth century. They are the great nationalists and their contributions to the Indian politics are quite different because they have no significant roles in the sphere of politics. Sri Aurobindo Ghosh was mostly known for his ideal concept of Integral Education which has been divided into five categories, namely; Spiritual, Physical, Mental, Vital and Psychic. Similarly, Swami Vivekananda’s ideas were quite different and mostly well known for his contributions in the field of education, culture, science mentality, humanism etc. Apart from that he also tried to stir up the world by spreading the Indian thoughts from different angles. And their contributions in the field of education are more relevant because they always wanted for all round development of the students. They always emphasized on value education. They suggested that education should be value based. Taking their Philosophy of Education into account, several educational policies relating to Indian education system have been recommended for the implementation. To Vivekananda, education is the manifestation of perfection already in men and is not only for collecting of information but should be meaningful, life living, man-making and character building. While Aurobindo Ghosh says, education means not only for acquiring information, but acquiring various kinds of information. His central aim of education is spiritual development. Keeping in view the aforementioned above it is clear that the existing educational system should adopt the principles and systems of education conceived by Aurobindo Ghosh and Swami Vivekananda which may help for developing innate values, spirituality and divinity and also promote for holistic development of students. This paper tends to explore the educational philosophies of Aurobindo Ghosh and Swami Vivekananda and their relevance in the context of National Policy on Education 2020.

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International Journal of Humanities and Education Research
How to cite this article:
Haris Chandra Sabar. A comparative analysis of the educational philosophies of Sri Aurobindo Ghosh & Swami Vivekananda and their relevance in the context of national education policy-2020. Int. J. Humanit. Educ. Res. 2024;6(1):90-99. DOI: 10.33545/26649799.2024.v6.i1b.78
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