MORALITY & CULTURE: EPITOMES OF EDUCATION
“Morality is the basis of things and truth is the substance of morality.”- Mahatma Gandhi
Moral ethics and cultural values are mutually beneficial for the educational growth to make a civilised society. An education system with both of these components help in grooming the persona of the youth specially of the students of a nation. As we all know that the cultural patterns of a society guide and shape its educational patterns. An individual without the knowledge of his past, origin and culture is like a tree without its roots. A society devoid of any cultural ethics will have no definite educational organization. The education and ethics are learned at home with the support of the family, and expand and consolidate in the classrooms.
In today’s scenario, there is existing so-called ‘E-World’, i.e., the internet globe in which the young students so much indulged in that they are becoming unaware about their values, cultural vitality and moral elements. They are able to find solutions of their queries and problems related to various fields very easily and instantly- either negative or positive.
Being an academician, I have seen those students who are getting far away from their family bases day-by-day due to fast and forward world. Instead of being empathetic towards the societal issues, our youth is having practicality more than emotions. The morality has gone missing with the captivity of practical populace. Though to an extent, the subjects of human ethics are inclusive in the curriculum, still it is contiguous requirement to ponder over the current situation.
Practical approaches will be more helpful to be taken into consideration at academic level. Various webinars, moral workshops and culture based quiz must be organized at school level. Not only outside the home but also inside it, there must be an eye on the activities of the child by their guardians to guide them and make them learn the importance of cultural bases and moral values to build a civilised society further. Now, it is high time that we understand the need to cope with the basics to be there in the youth of today’s world. If we will not provide solutions for the issue, it will definitely become a problem in the coming future. Our youth will lack empathy in their personality and it will affect the whole societal system.
As Theodore Roosevolt, in his sayings, once mentioned, “To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society.”