Shri S. M. Krishna, The Former Governor of Maharashtra
â€œI am pleased to know that BahÃ¡â€™Ã Academy, Panchgani is engaged in research and action in the field of value education for the institutions of higher learning for the last 25 years.
It is indeed heartening to know that the Academy conducts Orientation and Refresher Courses on Education in Universal Human Values for the faculty members of Colleges and Universities in Maharashtra. Programmes in areas like Moral Capabilities, Basic Concepts of Education, True Happiness, Harmony and Peace and the new course in â€œHuman Rights and Dutiesâ€ are novel and bridge an important void in traditional education. The BahÃ¡'Ã Academy deserves compliments for devising secular and universally relevant programmes with special emphasis on building moral capabilities and life skill. In a nation like India which is home to different religions and cultures, such programmes which seek to broaden the outlook of students making them responsible citizens of society have special relevance.â€