Education for Peace

Education removes darkness of ignorance. It is a process by which our mind develops by formal learning at an institution like a school, college or university. It is one kind of training. It gives mental and intellectual training and provides opportunities of growth and meet the challenges of life. It ennobles our mind and refines our sensibility. It also broadens our outlook and helps us to become aware of our rights and responsibilities.

Education, in all aspects, seems to be the key to prevent intolerance. Peaceful co-existence of people who are of different races, castes and creeds like Muslims, Hindus, Christians and Buddhists becomes possible because of the light of education. This existence of peaceful harmony and co-existence is found everywhere in Bangladesh. The Tanzanian president Julius Nyerere told that the purpose of education was the liberation of man from restriction of habits and attitude, which limits his humanity. He further told education should promote humanity and universal brotherhood.

Education gives a man clear conscious view of his own opinions and judgements, a truth in developing them, an eloquence in expressing them and a force in using them. So education is a powerful means of enlightenment for human beings. That is why the slogan ‘Education for peace’ is so popular and accepted everywhere.