There was a time when parents performed tapasya for having a kid like Lord Vishnu, and that’s how Vasudeva and Devaki might have ended up getting one in the form of Sri Krishna.
Wonder, what today’s parents might be praying for?
To get a kid like Elon Musk or the likes of Bill gates, or even our own Tata’s and the Ambani’s! 😉
Well, times have changed, so why not the focus, many might argue.
And with changing times, skill sets that are supposed to run a nation or the world is slated to change big time as well.
With AI and Machine Learning, which have already become the buzz words, the time is not far, when the current technical skill sets that one has will become redundant.
Does it spell doomsday for the current educational setup?
Well, it would be too harsh to say that, though the focus of the very same might need to shift if they are to become relevant with changing times.
Seems like, there would be a need to go back to the fundamentals of education: manav nirmaan.
Does that mean, that the ancient gurukul system will be revived?
Well, to a certain extent, yes; but may be within the ambit of the current modern education system, which will start to have its leanings towards the age-old sensibility.
Does it mean that those graduating from gurukul like set-up will become the sought for, when it comes to companies competing for recruiting good talent?
Might be, which would in turn, require the companies and for that matter, all organizations to have a completely different perspective on recruitment.
How soon it might happen, is anybody’s guess!
Slowly but surely, the world seems to be moving in that direction.
Source for the Image: http://shodhganga.inflibnet.ac.in