Preparing World Citizens
The 21st century underlines a global view where young minds are expected to think globally. The concept fosters the understanding and appreciation of complex world problems. Students must be able to investigate the world beyond their immediate surroundings, understand personal and global cultural perspectives and communicate across differences to pioneer change. The concept of world citizens addressed as ‘Vishwamanava’ by Kuvempu, a poet of the 20th Century explores both intellectual understanding and respect. Vishwamanava entails the idea that every child at birth is a universal man, but is sculpted by society through race, religion and other societal divisions. This, therefore, makes the development of student attributes pivotal to upbringing change.