November 21, 2014
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Commercialization of education is not what all are doing. There may be people who are ignorant about the dedication and devotion exhibited by individuals and institutions contributing to the uplifting of humanity and India. “Vasudaiva Kudumbakam” and “Samastha Loka Sukhino Bhavanthu” (Let ‘All in All’ Be At Peace and Happiness) are not just words, they are the daily practice and breath for many. The soul of India was not created accidentally!
The below are some contemporary examples of “revenue models” in education:
Mr Kalyana Sundaram.
During his career as a librarian in a college, he donated all his salary to charitable causes, and did additional jobs to meet his daily needs. He has pledged to donate his body and eyes. Wears khadi. Unmarried. His retirement benefits and share of family property were donated too.
Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning (Sri Sathya Sai University)
If you know about such educational institutions that offers education free of cost or on the mode of ‘Gift Economy’/ ‘Pay It Forward’/ ‘Pay As Your Heart Feels’/ Pay As You Wish’ etc., please share details about these institutions in the ‘comments’ section.