Best Definitions of Education

Bhagavad Gita: “Nothing is more purifying on earth than knowledge.”

Rig Veda: “Education is something which makes man self-reliant and self-less.”

Upanishad: “Education is that whose end-product is salvation”

Aurobindo Ghosh: “Education is helping the growing soul to draw out that is in itself.”

Guru Nanak: “Education is self-realization and service of the people.”

Mahatma Gandhi: “By education, I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in the child and man- body, mind and spirit.”

Shankaracharya: “Education is the realization of self.”

Vivekananda: “Education means the manifestation of the divine perfection, already existing in man.”

Yajnavalkya : “Education is that which makes a man of good character and useful to the society.

Indian Education Commission (1964-66): states that education ought to be related to the life, needs and aspirations of the people so as to be a powerful instrument of social, economic and cultural transformation.