Importance of Human Values in Education.

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It is a pleasure indeed to talk on this historic day, a day we have dedicated nationally to bring about awareness of human values into the society. First of all I like to acknowledge and humbly appreciate the guidance I have received from the Chancellor of the Sathya Sai University in India on the importance of human values in education. I am sure most of you are aware of the global and national problems we are facing at present. I would put deterioration of human values on top of the ladder. Human’s impact on earth in various ways placing a significant amount of stress and one example is the climate change due to global warming. I see a significant link between the various solutions to climate change and the practice of human values. At the end of the day, it is the human values which will save us.

With the telecommunication revolution and use of the internet, huge amount of information is available at the click of a button. It has been said that if all the current information that are available in web space is printed as books, the thickness of the books will fill the distance between earth and the sun. We receive information through our five senses, and it is the human values that help us to discriminate from right and wrong, good and bad. We have access to information readily however transformation is slow without practice of human values, and this is where the importance of human values plays a significant role.

The five core human values that have we have shown prominently through the placards and posters relates to the five domains of human personality. The value of Truth (eg: practiced as honesty and fairness- these are called sub values) is related to the intellectual domain, Right conduct (eg: such as good action in life) is related to the physical domain, Peace (contentment and equal mindedness) is related to the emotional domain, Love (caring and sharing) is related to the psychic domain and the fifth value of...
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