According to Gandhiji, education has two main aims which are as follows.
The Immediate AimThis aim includes various factors such as vocational development, cultural development, moral development, perfect development, liberation, and sociological development.
Ultimate AimIn this aim, Gandhiji believed that the learner should realize God by self-realization and develop the qualities of truth and Ahimsa.
- He believed that education should be designed to train students in non-violent struggle.
- He said that education should prepare a student to work with his hands and feet as well as his mind and soul.
- His vision was to develop a citizenry who would be responsible, hardworking, self-reliant, and free from hatred, selfishness, and greed.
- Mahatma Gandhi also believed that an educated person should be able to understand and apply the principles of nonviolence in daily life.
- He also believed that the purpose of education is not only to teach students how to pass exams but also to develop human qualities such as empathy, compassion, and forgiveness.
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