Indian Culture has always laid emphasis on values, culture, empathy, integrity and respecting adults. At Gurukul we give a lot of importance to traditional values and customs. We believe success is a function of sustained growth and hard work. This sustained growth and hard work comes from honing Sadvidya skills in the students.
Sadvidya includes values created through:
1. Culture – the prevailing social practices and its significance
a. Patriotism – respect for motherland and sent of gratitude towards the same.
b. Social Harmony –respecting and understanding the diversity that exists in various culture.
c. Heritage – India has a rich culture and as Indians it is important for the coming generation to understand the significance of the same.
d. Customs – are important for keeping the heritage alive and hence a thorough understanding of the same is expected.
e. Festivals – India is a country of festivals and each festival is celebrated differently in different regions. Understanding the difference makes us empathetic towards others.
2. Empathy – refers to an individual’s willingness and ability to understand others feeling.
a. Non-Violence – Practicing ahimsa and non-violence is the first step to being emphathic towards others.
b. Compassion – Sympathetic and feeling of concerns when they are facing adverse situation helps in developing empathy.
c. Emotional Intelligence - is an important characteristic that every successful ileader should possess. Unfortunately the same is not taught at most of the schools.
d. Helping – is also of prima-facie importance. It is important to help others so that the society gains from an individual’s growth. We all have an obligation towards the system we work in.
3. Integrity - is important for overall development of the individual’s personality. Sustainable growth of an individual, organization society and country depends on integrity.
a. Positive attitude – Ability to being tough, when the going gets tough is a matter of practice and comes from attitude. We lay emphasis on individual develop the right attitude and focus towards his goals.
b. Moral Practices – are instrumental in building a person’s character. An individual who does not believe in being ethical cannot win others support and hencehis integrity will always be at question.
c. Honesty – in action and deeds enables a person gain respect among his counterparts so the same is taught a school.
4. Ethics – refers to beigng guided by the spirit of righteous ness.
a. Distinguish between right and wrong – Not everything is white or black. There is a large portion which is grey. Ability to tread in the maze of uncetainity and distinguish between right or wrong is very imprortant.
b. Commitment for social upliftment – is also an important aspect of being ethical. We believe the school should guide students towards learning these good practices.
5. Respecting - Respect for others in the society makes us more tolerant towards others in the society and helps us develop a more rounded personality.
a. Respecting traditions – it is important that young minds are inquisitive and questioning. However it is equally important to respect the traditions of a place.
b. Respecting parents – It is important to respect parents and understand their point of view. The same is taught in our school.
c. Respecting teachers – Until and unless there is not complete devotion and acceptance of guru’s wisdom learning will always be incomplete. Hence it is important to be tolerant to get complete and rounded education.