Knowledge has many forms and it is available at many places. It is acquired through education, information, intelligence and experience. Knowledge acquisition involves complex cognitive processes: perception, communication, association and reasoning; while knowledge is also said to be related to the capacity of acknowledgment in human beings. It plays a very important role in the performance and output of peopleand has always been the prime mover of prosperity and power. The acquisition of knowledge has therefore been the thrust area throughout the world. Additionally, in India, there has been a culture of sharing it, not only through the tradition of guru-shishya but also by its spread to neighboring countries through travelers who came to Nalanda and other universities drawn by their reputation as centers of learning. India in endowed with natural and competitive advantages as also certain distinctive competencies.
The presence of a dynamic and competitive environment, networking capabilities, wealth generation with social concern and above all ignited minds of the young – these are all very important ingredients for building a knowledge society.
I would like to reiterate what Maharishi Patanjali said in the Yogasutra – “when you are inspired by some great purpose, some extraordinary project, and all your thoughts break their bounds: your mind transcends limitations, your consciousness expands in every direction, and you find yourself in a new, great, and wonderful world. Dormant forces, faculties, and talents become alive, and you discover yourself to be a greater person by far than you ever dreamed yourself to be.”
I welcome you to DIHE. Discover yourself to be a greater person.