Essay writing Speech Topics – Moral Education

Education was once the exclusive responsibility of the state. In the constitutional Amendment of 1976, education was included in the Concurrent list. Since then, the central government continues to play a leading role in the evolution and monitoring of educational policies and programmes, the most notable of which are the National Policy of Education (NPE), 1986, and the Programme of action, 1986 as updated in 1992. The modified policy envisages a national system of education to bring about a uniformity in education, making adult education a mass movement, providing universal access, retention and quality in elementary education and expanding the structure of higher education.

  Moral education is not our priority. It is not included in any of the syllabi-viz. science, humanities. Morals or morality, broadly speaking, implies honesty of character, fairness in attitude and absence of evils like jealousy, hatred and greed from actions. Our system of education gives us formal knowledge of various types of subjects but does not teach us what is morality ad how to bring the characteristics related to it in our mindset. Our schools, colleges and universities are churning out millions of young graduates every year who are experts in some field of science, art, commerce or technology. No teaching or training is given to the students on moral values. What have been the results o this system of education? We have professionals in every field, but we have few people in society who have a high moral character.

  The society reflects our education. Many of our officials in public and private sectors are corrupt. The assets they have acquired are most often much higher than their known sources of income. We read about income tax raids and Central Bureau of Investigation raids on the residences of high officials. Wealth amounting to crores of rupees are recovered during these raids. We watch on TV channels the scams that are unearthed after regular intervals. What do these incidents reveal? They reveal that our greed has reached gigantic proportions. The attitude of government employees has become so indifferent to public also. This is nothing but stealth of time. As students they were taught to solve various types of questions. They were not taught how to serve the nation. They were not made aware of the happiness that one derives by working honestly and sincerely.

  The atmosphere in our schools, colleges and other institutions of education is full of competition. The students are taught to excel one another. Competition more often becomes so intense that it leads to rivalries, jealousy and hatred among class-fellows. It cannot be denied that competition is necessary to achieve higher goals. But it is totally undesirable if it breeds ill feelings. Our ancient universities of Nalanda and Patliputra created scholars of great repute like Kautilya in Economics and Susruta in Medicine, but they never used competition among the students to move ahead. There was a spirit of sacrifice for the sake of justice and fair play.

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