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Embedment of Gandhian Nai Talim in Contemporary Times

Richa Kela


Education is the fundamental element for the development of any country. Education is the most powerful means to teach the value of dignity of labor, raise a voice against any sort of discrimination, and practice good habits which lead to the overall development of a personality (body, mind, and spirit). Mahatma Gandhi formulated the idea of primary education or Nai Talim in 1937. Gandhiji believed quality education encourages social development by demolishing the pillars of social inequality, violence, and dishonesty. No matter whether India has attained freedom, their minds are still colonized. The decolonization of the mind is only possible when qualitative education reaches urban and rural areas, emphasizing the notion that both knowledge and work are inter-related or inter-connected. By putting a similar light on the Gandhian principle, the New Education Policy 2020 is framed, which is to be implemented in 2022. The New Education Policy has upgraded its strategy in all levels of education for the welfare of its citizens, to make them self-reliant. The purpose of the paper is to introspect on the principle of Gandhi’s Nai Talim and New Education Policy by focussing on three main components; learner, teachers, and parents, as well as highlighting the need for global citizenship education in contemporary times, which worked on silent revolution and non-violent communication.

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