Tagore’s Vishwa Bharti
Q. Tagore’s Vishwa Bharti
Tagore’s Viswabharti at Shantiniketan is a living symbol of his philosophy of life and education. In this educational institution, he gave practical shape to his ideas.
Aims of this institution .
- To bring the different cultures of the east into close contact with one another.
- To provide new approach to western science and culture.
- To establish relationship between the east and the west by the study of their philosophy, culture, art, etc.
- To provide education for the whole man.
- To provide opportunities for the freedom of mind, heart and will.
- To help them have balanced development of different aspects such as, physical, moral, spiritual, intellectual etc.
Constituents of the university: Three main constituents of the university are:-.
- Shantiniketan school .
- University .
- Institute of rural reconstruction .
Vishwa Bharti is undoubtedly, a unique contribution of Tagore in the field of education. Tagore believed in all round development of an individual. He said that the curriculum should consist of subjects of study, activities and actual living. He said that only good learner can be a good teacher. He further says, “A teacher can never truly teach unless he is still learning himself. A lamp can never light another lamp unless it continues to burn its own flame”.