Author: Swami SmarananandaForeword/Introductio: Swami SmarananandaPublisher: Ramakrishna MissionYear: 2007Language: EnglishPages: 152ISBN/UPC (if available): NA
Today we live in a world radically changing under the explosive growth of science and technology. Technology has handed us powerful tools that have improved our standards of living, conserved our time and energy, increased our lifespan and also created new ways of recreation. Reaching almost every sphere of lie, unbridled use of technology is unleashing new ideas and values at a rapid pace. These modern ideas and values are subtly but surely reshaping our thinking, our value systems and shaking the foundations of our society and culture.Our children therefore need not only technical knowledge, but also a strong ethical sense, moral fiber and strength of character which would endow them with the ability to recognize the right course of action and the will-power to tread it. Armed thus with strength of character, they can safely handle the power that technology gives them and become self-reliant and responsible global citizens.Vijnana Sarathi is the Diary-cum-personal Journal for students of Class VIII. It is so framed as to bring about the holistic development of the mind through inspiring anecdotes, healthy humour and interesting scientific facts. We hope this Endeavour will instill in our students an eagerness for learning, a positive approach to life, and a sense of human dignity and self-reliance.