After writing an article for the Kelvani issue I have started thinking
more about children's education. Can't we try it on the Ashram children?
That is, if the ideas stated their appeal to you. A child calls a
pot a pot, but he does not draw a picture of it. Similarly he may
read the alphabet but may not draw pictures of the letters. A child
hears a new word before he reads it and he pronounces it or rather
repeats it as he hears it. Why should't we stop Lakshmi, Rasik and
the other children from writing and teach them first to draw? Could
we not give them a good many things orally? Just now they should use
the hand for drawing only. For this the teacher should know the rudiments
of drawing. I am going deeper into the subject and hence stop here.
For the present just think over it. More when we meet.