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Nowadays, a business by the inclusion of social

Nowadays, corporate social
responsibility is playing an important role in the rapidly changing global
world. It refers to ensuring the success of a business by the inclusion of
social and environmental considerations into a company’s operations. It means contributing
positively to societal development. Business have begun to take a more targeted
approach in their corporate social responsibility programs and are seeking to
impact areas that have a correlation with their own business aspirations. For
many businesses, education is a crucial part of their plans and policy, since
the needs exist in all geographic areas, across all subject areas, and for all
kind of people. The bottom line is that educational outreach efforts have the
capability to make a real and long-lasting difference for all players involved
because education as process and product enduring assets. In India, many firms
have taken the various initiatives of CSR practices which have met with varying
needs of society but still there is a gap between awareness and achievement of
education aspirations. Education is playing an important role in the progress
of individual and moreover societal growth. The term ‘education’ has been
interpreted by different people in different ways. Some people in generally
refer to it as formal schooling or to lifelong continuing learning. Some others
consign to it as acquisition of knowledge, skills and attitudes. Some say that
education is nothing, but training of people’s mind in a particular direction
to brings about desired changes either internal or external forces. Education
is the traditional sense; it means controlling or disciplining the behaviour of
an individual and society. According to
Indian great son of soil Swami Vivekananda rightly mentions that, ‘Education is
the manifestation of perfection already in man. Like fire in a piece of flint,
knowledge exists in the mind. Suggestion is the friction; which brings it out’.
Dictionary of Education (edited
by C.V. Good, 1973) “The aggregate of all the processes by which a person
develops abilities, attitudes and other forms of behaviour of practical values
in the society in which s/he lives; the social process by which people are
subjected to the influence of selected and controlled environment (especially that
of the school), so that they may obtain social competence and optimum
individual development”. Father of the nation Mahatma Gandhi was rightly spoken
that “By education I mean an all-round drawing out of the best in child and
man’s body, mind and spirit”. As well as Rabindranath Tagore truly mentions
that ‘the highest education is that which does not merely give us information
but makes our life in harmony with all existence’. In Rig-Veda “Education is
something, which makes a man self-reliant and self-less. Education
is the creation of sound mind in a sound body. It develops man’s faculty
specially his mind so that he may be able to enjoy the contemplation of supreme
truth, goodness and beauty (Aristotle). According to John Dewey “Education is
not a preparation for life, rather it is the living. Education is the process
of living through a continuous reconstruction of experiences. It is the development
of all those capacities in the individual which will enable him to control his environment
and fulfil his possibilities.