Sunday, 22 December 2013

To include value education in the Constitution of India

Taking into consideration the moral degeneration in the society at all levels, we have to implement a system which can uproot this degeneration from the root level of the society.

The only method can be to impart education with moral values compulsory at levels of education in schools, institutions and universities.

Irrespective of the type of education, every student must be provided opportunity to learn about the values to be practiced in their life so that they create a value based society free from all types of moral degeneration.

As a first step, this moral – spiritual education should become part of our Constitution so that it is implemented by every state of India.

21A. Right to education ........................ 11
41. Right to work, to education and to public assistance in certain cases .......... 22
45. Provision for free and compulsory education for children .................... 23

28. (1) No religious instruction shall be provided in any educational institution wholly maintained out of State funds.

(2) Nothing in clause (1) shall apply to an educational institution which is administered by the State but has been established under any endowment or trust which requires that religious instruction shall be imparted in such institution.

(3) No person attending any educational institution recognised by the State or receiving aid out of State funds shall be required to take part in any religious instruction that may be imparted in such institution or to attend any religious worship that may be conducted in such institution or in any premises attached thereto unless such person or, if such person is a minor, his guardian has given his consent thereto.

41. The State shall, within the limits of its economic capacity and development, make effective provision for securing the right to work, to education and to public assistance in cases of unemployment, old age, sickness and disablement, and in other cases of undeserved want.

46. The State shall promote with special care the educational and economic interests of the weaker sections of the people, and, in particular, of the Scheduled Castes and the Scheduled Tribes, and shall protect them from social injustice and all forms of exploitation.

(c) an equitable arrangement providing adequate facilities for technical education and vocational training, and adequate opportunities for employment in services under the control of the State Government, in respect of all the said areas, subject to the requirements of the State as a whole.]

3[6. Powers of the District Council to establish primary schools, etc.— (1) The District Council for an autonomous district may establish, construct,or manage primary schools, dispensaries, markets, 4[cattle pounds], ferries,fisheries, roads, road transport and waterways in the district and may, with the previous approval of the Governor, make regulations for the regulationand control thereof and, in particular, may prescribe the language and the manner in which primary education shall be imparted in the primary schools in the district.

25. Maritime shipping and navigation, including shipping and navigation on tidal waters; provision of education and training for the mercantile marine and regulation of such education and training provided by States and other agencies.

64. Institutions for scientific or technical education financed by the Government of India wholly or in part and declared by Parliament by law to be institutions of national importance.

2[25. Education, including technical education, medical education and universities, subject to the provisions of entries 63, 64, 65 and 66 of List I; vocational and technical training of labour.]

National policy on Education – 1986 ( On Value Education)
8.4          The growing concern over the erosion of essential values and an increasing cynicism in society has brought to focus the need for readjustments in the curriculum in order to make education a forceful tool for the cultivation of social and moral values.
8.5          In our culturally plural society, education should foster universal and eternal values, oriented towards the unity and integration of our people. Such value education should help eliminate obscurantism, religious fanaticism, violence, superstition and fatalism.
8.6          Apart from this combative role, value education has a profound positive content, based on our heritage, national and universal goals and perceptions. It should lay primary emphasis on this aspect.

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