Can education serve the purpose of finding one’s “IKIGAI”?
Can education help the students in understanding themselves better? Can it help them in living a more conscious life? Can education be used as a tool in making this society a better place to live in? More importantly can education help the students in answering the more existential questions about life and truth?
These are the most fundamental questions about education that our Director Mr Vipul Kamboj wants to dive deep into and ultimately incorporate their answers into the present curriculum.
Vipul did his graduation in Physics (Honours) from Hindu College, University Of Delhi. He further did his post graduation from Delhi School of Economics, University Of Delhi in Masters in International Business. During his post graduation, with his new found interest in Economics he started preparing for civil services with economics as his major subject. But he soon found out that his true calling was in the field of education. He has a lot of interest in curriculum design and teaching pedagogy.
He has been a champion skater and has captained the team of Haryana in Roller Skating. Being a sportsperson throughout his life he understands the importance of sports in the physical and emotional well being of students. Therefore he puts a lot of focus on sports and physical fitness for the overall development of the children. He further has a lot of interest in dance, music, arts and visual expressions which help in bringing about the child’s innate qualities to the surface. He tends to introduce gardening to the students at a very young age. Gardening can be used as a tool for mindfulness and will also go a long way in preparing our students to become saviours of our environment.
All of the above has to be achieved while keeping the basic inquisitiveness of the children alive. The curiosity of the child has to be kept alive so that they can become lifelong learners. It becomes one of the major goals of our education system to make our students inquisitive and independent at the same time. Vipul has always believed in the following saying of Swami Vivekananda and wants every child to imbibe these words in their lives:-
“All power is within you. You can do anything and everything. Just Believe In Yourself”