National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, India

The National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Gujerat, India opened in 1961.

Below is an extract from the report to the Indian Government of Charles and Ray Eames, American designers and architects, recommending the establishment of the NID.  Care was taken to leave undisturbed an old ritual building and its close trees.

“……You have the right to work but for the work’s sake only; you have no right to the fruits of work. Desire for the fruits of work must never be your motive in working. Never give way to laziness, either.

Perform every action with your heart fixed on the Supreme Lord. Renounce attachment to the fruits. Be even-tempered in success and failures, for it is this evenness of temper which is meant by Yoga.

Work done with anxiety about results is far inferior to work done without such anxiety, in the calm of self-surrender.

Seek refuge in the knowledge of Brahman.

They who work selfishly for results are miserable….’

— Bhagavad Gita

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