Code of Life

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    • Publish Date: Jun 20 2019 3:35PM
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    • Updated Date: Jun 20 2019 3:35PM
Code of Life

Rukmini, Principal, Seth PD Hinduja Sindhi Model Senior Secondary School, Kellys

It seems to be a widely-shared lament that with the rapid spread of modern education, time-honored values are quickly disappearing from our personal and collective lives. This may not be a mere coincidence because modern education focuses mainly on the cognitive or intellectual development of children, paying relatively little attention to nurturing their affective or emotional intelligence. In the present era assisted by ultramodern technologies we are more inclined towards knowledge and ranks than application of learning in our day to day lives. Theodore Roosevelt warns, ‘To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to the society’. This daunting picture begs for immediate scrutiny and as educators we are duty bond to lead the confounded poll bearers of our society towards a more mindful way of living.

Value education has to be made into long-term principles that help a person determine how they should approach a situation or person, which makes it an important component of determining how the future culture interacts and acts. Providing an education on values at a young age can ensure that they are guided by these principles throughout their life. Indian philosophies lay emphasis on values and value based education. Culture and traditions are ingrained with these values and educational institutes play a momentous role in encouraging these values. Values such as tolerance, integrity, honesty, respect, sympathy, discipline are the need of the hour and students need to be indoctrinated with them. Value education develops a well-balanced individual with a strong moral sense and character. The aim of value based education should be a life-long embracement of said values and their practical usage in everyday life. It should aim at training the students with the right attitude and equipping them with behavioral traits that help them thrive in the outer world. Value based education aide in developing a well-rounded individual. It includes development of personality, character, intellectual and spiritual traits as well as allowing an individual to become a model citizen.  

Values cannot be taught in class using the standard curricula. Students learn through imitation and so it becomes the responsibility of adults, educators and role-models to be critically aware of their actions. Values when emulated and presented to children in daily interaction get etched in their minds, and they become attentive to their surrounding and how they interact with external stimuli. Values are key factors for the development of a harmonious society. With this insight it becomes imperative that immediate actions are taken to pave the way for a more holistic form of education that fosters future poll bearers that may lead our nation to prosperity.

Value education facilitates in developing a positive outlook of life in the mind of a student. An optimistic mind is susceptible to absorbing positive traits which help in developing strong character and personality in students. It aids in development and strengthening of bond with family and friends. Students begin to understand the significance of better perspective on life and how to become responsible citizens. It gives them direction to shape their future and give purpose to their existence. It is the best method to teach them how to live beneficial lives that can positively impact others around them.

It has been rightly said by Nelson Mandela that ‘Education is the most powerful weapon through which you can change the world’. It replaces an empty mind with an open one. Our education system is closely interlinked with our cultural heritage along with modern development, which makes it the only viable medium to help in the irradiations of all social evils that have hampered the growth of a healthy society. It can help in changing the universal outlook that is laced with hatred intolerance and suspicion. Globalization is making boundaries obsolete and with the amalgamation of east and west only our deep rooted sense of morality will help us survive. Values are guiding principles of life, which are conductive to one’s physical, social and mental health. Values drive progress and define quality of life in society. Therefore, inculcation of desirable values is felt necessary through the education and for this purpose teachers, the educational institutions and society in general should be prepared.    




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