the Desk of Chairman
social context of education in India presents number
of challenges. The education system does not function
in isolation from the society of which it is a part.
Hierarchies of caste, economic status and gender relations,
cultural divergence, uneven economic development that
characterise Indian society influence not only accesses
to education but also participation of children in school.
The 73rd and 74th constitutional amendments provide
for local communities to participate in decision making
in education for their children. The aim of education
should reflect current needs and aspirations of a society
and its lasting values and the immediate concerns of
a community as well as broad human ideals.
Education should develop in children a commitment to
the values enshrined in the constitution of India; these
values are respect for democracy, understanding the
importance of equality, justice, freedom, concern for
others well being, respect for secularism, human dignity
Appreciation of beauty and art forms is an integral
part of human life. Education must have the way for
a child to develop and increase his/her creative expression.
Education should promote values that faster peace, humanness
and tolerance in a multicultural society.