Education, if looked at beyond its conventional boundaries, forms the very essence of all our actions. What we do is what we know and have learned, either through instructions or through observation and assimilation. When we are not making an effort to learn, our mind is always processing new information or trying to analyze the similarities as well as the tiny nuances within the context which makes the topic stand out or seem different. If that is the case then the mind definitely holds the potential to learn more, however, it is us who stop ourselves from expanding the horizons of our knowledge with self-doubt or other social, emotional, or economic constraints.
While most feel that education is a necessity, they tend to use it as a tool for reaching a specific target or personal mark, after which there is no further need to seek greater education. Nonetheless, the importance of education in society is indispensable and cohering, which is why society and knowledge cannot be ever separated into two distinct entities. Let us find out more about the role of education in society and how it affects our lives.
Purpose of Education in Society:
Receiving a good education helps empowering oneself, thus making you strong enough to look after oneself in any given situation. It keeps one aware of their given surrounding as well as the rules and regulations of the society they are living in. It’s only through knowledge that one can question authority for its negligence or discrepancies. It is only then that one can avail their rights as a citizen and seek improvement in the structural functioning of governance and economy.
Another importance of education is that it helps one gain sufficient academic qualification so that you are able to get suitable employment at a later stage. A decent employment would be combined with hard-earned remuneration or salary through which one can look after one’s personal expenses and also look after their family. One feel empowered because there is a new sense of worth that develops within, and one feel the need to be independent and free from any further financial support.
For effective performance on the job front, a person needs to have quality education. When faced with the option of choosing between a highly qualified candidate and a not so educated candidate, the employers will most probably go in for the qualified person. The reason being that, a qualified candidate will not require much investment of the employer’s time and money. The organization need not teach him or her tricks of the trade, or the various ways of functioning and performing the tasks of the workplace.
Education plays its continuous role in all spheres of life. The reason being, that if we are aware of the drawbacks of a decision and we know about the possible contingencies and the collateral damage, our consequent actions would be wiser, which would help us to keep danger at bay at all times.
Sewa Dham Vidya Mandir:
Sewa Dham Vidya Mandir is a residential school from class 6th to 12th and provides free education and hostel facilities. At present, there are 282 students from 25 states. At Sewa Dham we try to inculcate intellectual, physical, spiritual, religious and moral education in them, to develop their overall personality. Almost all the students belong to very poor families and come from remote scheduled tribe and scheduled caste communities.
One of the achievements of Sewa Dham was to organize Maths Olympiad in the institution, in which two students won gold medals, one silver and one bronze medal.
Support to Sewa Dham:
In order to carry forward the cause of ensuring free, compulsory and quality education to underprivileged children, we need the support of entire society. In Sewa Dham Vidya Mandir, the annual expenditure on each student is Rs. 45,000 approximately. The institution accepts Rs. 31,000 as donation for each student. The remaining bounties, we get in kind.
There are 4 staff, 11 teachers and a Principal at Sewa Dham School.
In the Sewa Dham hostel, where students are rested, there are 3 supervisors, 7 cook, two sweepers, one electrician, one mali (gardener) and one doctor.