‘Where the mind is without fear’
“Where the mind is without fear and the head is held high where knowledge is free;
Where the world has not been broken up into fragments by narrow domestic walls;
Where words come out from the depth of truth;
Where tireless striving stretches its arms towards perfection;
Where the clear stream of reason has not lost its way
into the dreary desert sand of dead habit;
Where the mind is led forward by thee
Into ever-widening thought and action;
Into that heaven of freedom, my father , let my country awake”.
Guru Rabindra Nath has beeneternally inspiring to many individuals to work towards preparing minds to be without fear. Dr. Durga Prasad Pandey (Dr. D .P. Pandey) , a great visionary and passionate scholar, had great influence of the Gurudev. Inspired by Gurudev’s ideals heestablished Manava Bharati School, in Mussoorie (1941) in order to develop and nurture such minds-‘minds without fear’. Dr. D.P. Pandey is known for his passion for children and child centric approach in education which he adopted at Manava Bharati. His approach was greatly appreciated by scholars and educators who took the learning to various corners of the country and abroad.