Need for Moral Education

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Moral education is must. We often hear people around us grumble that the world is in-every pad_shape. There is much of corruption, exploitation, merciless killings, terrorism, a lot of casteism and communalism, pollution, global unrest, mutual hatred and a total crisis of character. Man, machine and money are the modern day trinity. Morality is a casualty. Inflicting untold miseries and sufferings on oaf fellow beings is the rule of the day. All this needs to be reformed. But who is to bell the cat? It is we, the children, who have to complete the task. Today the dire need of the hour is imparting of moral and spiritual education in schools, for " the simple cause of making the young ones strong, brave, courageous and valiant enough to fight the unending list of evils.

Cast in the image of God, man possesses immense potential for creativity and innovation. Every child possesses the potential to become the builder of an ideal society. What it needs is a proper mode of-education to mould the child in a way to make him a useful, complete and perfect person. A rock-like character, spiritual wisdom and the quest for 'truth should be drilled in the child at an early age. And from this firm foundation they can be taught mathematics to marine sciences and anthropology to aeronautical engineering. The sole purpose of education is to develop a sound mind in a sound body, to teach virtues of oneness, decency in public life, good manners and behaviour and so on. The great goal of education is not to cosmetically furnish the minds to produce doctors and engineers but to develop the sense of right, duty, honour, love of God and humanity.

Man is the centre from where forces radiate inward and outward. These give him an outward life and an inward existence. Schools must stress on reasoning faculty of man. He must be taught to acquire self knowledge about what is his true place in the universe and his true relation with God.

A child should be taught about the various...
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