Moral Value Education

Moral Value Education

Dated: 27 March 2024

The introduction of NEP 2020 has brought significant changes by emphasising the need for holistic development and integrating moral value education in the curriculum.

It emphasises on qualities like responsibilities, determination, self-control and resistance. These traits support students in navigating difficulties, overcoming road blocks and making them better equipped to handle adverse situations in the real world.

In today’s rapidly changing world, academic knowledge is not enough to ensure holistic development of students. Value education refers to an educational approach that focuses on teaching students the values that are important for personal, social, moral and ethical development. It plays a crucial roles in addressing pressing social issues such as discrimination, violence and intolerance.

By raising awareness about social injustice, human rights and environmental sustainability, value education empowers students to become agents of positive change in their communities.

Through service- learning projects, community engagement initiatives and experimental learning opportunities, students develop a sense of social responsibility and commitment to making meaningful contribution to the welfare of others.

Students who imbibe essential values, ethics, life skills and value education prepare themselves to lead fulfilling lives and contribute positively to the betterment of the society. Therefore it is essential for educational institutions to prioritize value education in their curriculum and ensure that students receive a holistic growth that incompasses not only academic excellence but also moral and ethical integrity.

In the words of Mahatma Gandhi, “literally education is of no value if it is not able to build up a sound character. Don’t educate your child to be rich. Educate him to be happy. So when he grows he knows the value of things and not their price.”