Day 08 (8th December): Gujarat Vidyapeeth

Posted by on Feb 7, 2013 in Gandhi Lifescapes 2017 | 0 comments

ahmedabad - Gujarat VidyapeethWe start the day with a buffet breakfast at the hotel. After breakfast, we visit the Gujarat Vidyapeeth, tour the campus and then engage in student interaction.

Gujarat Vidyapith was founded by MK Gandhi October 18, 1920.  The Institute provides a higher education with a blend of courses teaching nursery to doctorate classes. The main objective is to develop workers of character, skill, culture and dedication for the conduct of all movements connected with the regeneration of country in accordance with the ideals taught and lived by MK Gandhi. The guiding principles are:

  • Adherence to truth and non-violence
  • Participation in productive work with a sense of dignity of labour
  • Acceptance of equality of religions
  • Priority for the need of villages dwellers in all curricula and
  • Use of mother-tongue as a medium of instructions.

The education system of Gujarat Vidyapith includes regular participation in community work, residential life, social service, community prayers, simple and self reliant living, study tours and field studies, hand spinning and training in craft work.  The chief concern of the Gujarat Vidyapith is to conduct experiments in various fields of education with a view to develop the application of Gandhian thought and way in all aspects of education. 

Meals Included: Buffet breakfast at the Pride Hotel, Ahmedabad + Lunch at Gujarat Vidyapeeth + Dinner at local restaurant and debrief with Dr. Arun Gandhi.

AccommodationsThe Pride Hotel