Vol. 3, Issue 1 (2016)
Swami Vivekananda’s philosophy and its impact on education
Author(s): Dr. Pragya Aggarwal
Abstract: Early Life. Vivekananda’s original name was Narendranath Dutt. He acquired the new name in 1886 when he took sanyasa. Educational needs of modern India are reflected in the Preamble to our Constitution. It is clear that educational aims, contents and methods of teaching and in fact the entire process of education must be based on these pillars-Secularism, Socialism and Democracy. From the educational philosophy of Swami Vivekananda as stated above, it is clear that he visualized the needs of independent India and accordingly he set forth his philosophical thought. His views are quite relevant today. He was a liberal approach to religion and accordingly advocated values of secularism. He believed that ignorance was the most important evil of the society.