A hundred years ago March 11, 1919. Archives

From the Archives (March 11, 1919): Sir Rabindranath Tagore on National Education.

Sir Rabindranath Tagore delivered a masterly address on “National Education” last evening in the Gokhale Hall [in Madras on March 10] at 5-30 in a silvery tone which was distinctly heard by one and all of the large audience. The Hall and the galleries were filled to their utmost capacity. Ladies and gentlemen of all classes and creeds were present. The address was listened to with rapt attention. Admission was by tickets... Sir Rabindranath Tagore, in the course of his address, said that the question which he wished to discuss was what should be the ideal of education in India? Upon each race the duty was laid to keep alight its own lamp of the mind as representing its own thought in the illumination of the world. To break the lamp of any people was to deprive it of its rightful place in the world festival. He who had no light was unfortunate enough, but utterly miserable was the man who, having light, had afterwards been deprived of it or forgotten its existence.

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