Dr. Manmohan Singh
THE PRIME MINISTER OF INDIA
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DR. M. MANGAPATI PALLAM RAJU
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The chief minister and
THE EDUCATION MINISTER
GOVERNMENT OF NCT OF DELHI
THE EDUCATION MINISTER
STATES OF INDIA
SUB: PROPOSAL FOR AMENDING THE INDIAN CONSTITUTION WITH INCLUSION OF LIVING VALUES COMPRISING OF SPIRITUAL, PSYCHOLOGICAL, HEALTH AND SOCIAL (VOCATIONAL) ASPECTS IN EDUCATION AND IMPLEMENT THESE ASPECTS OF LIVING VALUES AS COMPULSORY SUBJECTS IN SCHOOLS (AT ALL LEVELS FROM 1st TO 12th STANDARD) AND UNIVERSITIES.
On behalf of every Citizen of India, I hereby submitting this request to include Values in Education in the Constitution of India and also to implement those values at all levels in Education from 1st std to University level.
“We want that education by which character is formed, strength of mind is increased, the intellect is expanded and by which one can stand on one’s own feet.”
- Swami Vivekananda
Based on the report and recommendations of the Education Commission (1964–1966), the government of Prime Minister Smt.Indira Gandhi announced the first National Policy on Education in 1968, which called for a "radical restructuring" and equalise educational opportunities in order to achieve national integration and greater cultural and economic development. The policy had emphasized on values in education. Even in 2012-13 the Education Department had taken steps to include value education in our education system by introducing Value education kits and training modules for teachers.
Considering the current scenario of degradation of values in society, it is highly recommended by great philosophers and religious leaders like Swami Vivekananda, Sri Swami Sivananda, to include values in education which are totally free from religious teachings so that every individual who are going to lead this nation are able to imbibe values in his/her life helping both as an individual as well as the whole society.
In our Indian constitution, Religious teaching was not included as part of education imparted by Government schools and colleges taking into consideration that it is everyone’s right to follow religion of their own interest. But now, it is the need of the society to include not Religious teachings but living values in our Constitution, so that the education system will have compulsory subjects on living values.
By not imparting these living values based education, the society faces difficulties like:
1. There is degradation of spiritual values
2. The adolescents and adults do not get guidance to deal with the sudden spurt of changes taking place physically, mentally and socially
3. Students and people in general are not aware of the prevention strategies for Psycho-Somatic and chronic diseases, which comprises of 85 to 90% of diseases which can very well be prevented just by proper awareness.
4. Students coming out of the university are not well equipped spiritually, emotionally and employment-wise to deal with the competition based society
5. People in general are not at all aware of basics of spiritual, psychological, biological and social (vocational) aspects making them stumbling in all these aspects till their end of life.
The aspects of Living Values which are to be taught in all levels of schools and colleges, making them compulsory at all levels, should be:
1. SPIRITUAL : The knowledge that Human beings are not just physical but also of mind and intellect. Development of spiritual values, basically an understanding of how the mind and intellect can be maintained stable with positive thoughts, to be trained from a very young age in schools and at the same time revising and understanding in a practical way by constant study of values practiced by great leaders and philanthropist even in Universities, enables the person to be in touch with the values throughout their life, creating inspirations to retain those values at any cost in varying situation of life.
2. PSYCHOLOGICAL: The modern day depression which is major cause of suicides and depression problems amongst our younger and older generations at home causing a concern to the society can very well be controlled by the knowledge of function of mind and intellect, and how the psychological, biological and social factors influence personality. Communication skills can be enhanced thereby reduce stress and increase understanding by the knowledge of function of mind like how the mind-brain processes the information that is available to the senses by association, generalization, distortion and defence mechanisms.
3. HEALTH: Teaching to lead a healthy life by educating them with preventive methods, knowledge of psychosomatic diseases – how mind affects the body, will keep the future generation free from chronic diseases to a greater extent creating a healthy society.
4. SOCIAL (VOCATIONAL): If the education is not just book –oriented but more connected with practical life connecting the students with work-oriented education like the education system implemented and dreamt by great leaders like Mahatma Gandhiji (in the name of Nayee Taleem), Vinoba Bhave, then the Living Values can be implanted in a very practical way to deal with the society. For the sake of employment generation and improving the economy to International levels of efficiency & productivity India needs ESD (Entrepreneurship Skills Development) and VET (Vocational Education & Training).
In the EU Enterprise Skills Development starts from class 1. In India we should start at least from class 8 or higher secondary school. Whether it is self employed or to work for others this quality is very important. Concentrate on Skills, Vocational Training and Employment generation projects: India (population 1210 million) has 9,500 VET (Vocational Education & Training) centers. Switzerland (population 8 million) has 6,000. Germany (population 82 million) has 100,000. Japan (population 129 million) has 150,000; China (population 1350 million) has 500,000. Ever since Lord McCauley closed down all the Gurukul Centres in India in 1835, we are short of Skill and Vocational building Infrastructure in the country since then.
The Institutions like Brahmakumaris World spiritual Godly University, Sri Aurobindo Ashram, Ramakrishna Mission, Maharishi Vedathri Institutes, SIGFA solutions, Psychologists from Universities, i-watch, Physicians, National Knowledge Commission Reports and other organizations who are already contributing in the education field by conducting research and courses on Spiritual Values in Education, Psychology, Naturopathy, Yoga-PsychoNeurobics, Memory Development, Vocational skills can be approached for preparing syllabus for students from school level to University levels, to meet the current demand of Living Values in Education, in our society.
On behalf of every Citizen of this Country, wish this proposal becomes a reality creating a GOLDEN BHARAT.
DME., PDRAC., B.Sc. Psychology, PG in MDPN, M.Sc. Counselling Psychology
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ANNEXURE : SYLLABUS
The syllabus for Schools and Colleges can include following aspects:
SPIRITUAL ASPECTS (based on Spiritual Values taught by BrahmaKumaris World Spiritual University)
Spiritual values in education to become free from
4. attachment and
and to imbibe qualities like:
5. knowledge along with
6. following spiritual powers:
1. to face the situations,
2. to co-operate with others and make others cooperative with love,
3. to pack up unwanted thoughts and desires,
4. to accept our own self and others as they are free from vengeance ie. to accommodate the weakness of others,
5. to discriminate between truth and false,
6. to tolerate to handle all situation in a stable manner not getting into depression and suicidal,
7. to withdraw the senses to control thoughts, words and actions,
8. to mould the self according to the situations and use them at the right time and right place and
These qualities are applied in practical life at various instances like:
1. Perform all actions being free from pain or suffering free from attachment but with love and deep interest
2. to give regard to all and receive respect
3. Being calm and quiet in difficult situation to have clarity in thought
4. Looking at everyone as brothers and sisters (like it is said in our national pledge)
5. Perform selfless service and think of the welfare of others along with the welfare of the self
6. Maintain a routine in life for meditation or self introspection, exercise, proper diet, maintaining good relationships
11. The importance of cleanliness of intellect (able to concentrate,focus) and heart along with honesty of heart to be nurtured from younger days showing role models.
12. To involve in healthy competition rather than creating jealousy and hatred becoming part of the rat race.
13. Respecting others by accepting them for what they are and being considerate for them with the understanding that their Psycho Bio Social factors have influenced them to become what they are.
14. Taking responsibility for action but at the same time holding to values and become a role model for others
15. Being co-operative in carrying out group task expressing and accepting others ideas at the same time following the best suitable views
16. Creating a balance in all walks of life being free from stress
19. To create unity in diversity, imbibing virtues in life
20. Be economical in thoughts, words and actions along with generosity
21. to learn from the mistakes and not to repeat them
22. to develop an unlimited intellect from being just limited to I, me and mine.
23. To be obedient-humble, stable and faithful to relate to one another with love.
25. Finding the importance of time, value and meaning of life
26. to have love for self and others
27. to develop the speciality available within
32. to deal with situations effectively being easy, light in thoughts, speech, actions, relationships
38. Perform to the level best at all times irrespective of the outcome of the effort.
40. The benefit of being moderate in food, drink and clothes.
41. To make the intellect alert and far sighted to achieve success in every action undertaken.
43. to develop faith in self
44. to develop the power of discrimination - understanding to decide (based on decision making skills and concentration) and create the power of tolerance
45. Become royal in character and habits
46. Purity in mind, control over thoughts, words and actions, influence of company
47. to learn from the past and have plans-visions of future
49. to become generous in heart to uplift others
50. the power of unity
51. the power to change habits, imbibe new habits
52. to think before taking any action
54. power of positive thoughts
55. finish inferiority and superiority complex, to look at the specialities within and in others.
56. to merge the weaknesses and defects within
PSYCHOLOGICAL ASPECTS (based on Psychology, National Knowledge Commission Reports and SIGFA PsychoNeurobics and Memory Development)
1.Maintain a routine in life for meditation or self introspection, exercise, proper diet, maintaining good relationships
2. providing more choices of good personalities from childhood days to select a good role model for them to grow and thereby protecting every child against following a bad role model.
3. To deal with the fear, frustration and confusion created by the sudden growth of physical body and educating them appropriately about the growth pattern and the short time infatuations so that they are protected from taking a wrong path at a very young age.
4. Managing time between school and home to deal effectively with the existing environment.Creating a balance in all walks of life being free from stress.
5. Respecting others by accepting them for what they are and being considerate for them with the understanding that their Psycho social factors have influenced them to become they are.
6. Being co-operative in carrying out group task expressing and accepting others ideas at the same time following the best suitable views
7. Curriculum reform remains an important issue in almost all schools. School education must be made more relevant to the lives of children. There is need to move away from rote-learning to understanding concepts, good comprehension and communication skills and learning how to access knowledge independently
8. To develop creativity, problem solving and communication-assertive skills
9. Finding the importance of time, value and meaning of life
10. to develop the speciality available within
11. How to take rest and the importance of sleep and its effect on body
12. How to deal with laziness, depression and complicated situation providing more choices instead of getting stuck to one
13. To deal with relationship issues amongst newly married
14. To train mind on concentration,focus, attention
15. How to change behaviour,habits - methods to identify the cause for the habits are to be taught and hence able to relearn the habit in right way.
16. knowing about the personality types like introverted, extroverted and even other types to deal with people in a better way with proper understanding and empathy.
17. how to analyse a situation
18. Memory Development
HEALTH ASPECTS (based on Psychology and SIGFA PsychoNeurobics and Memory Development)
1. Maintain a routine in life for meditation or self introspection, exercise, proper diet, maintaining good relationships
2. To deal with the fear, frustration and confusion created by the sudden growth of physical body and educating them appropriately about the growth pattern and the short time infatuations so that they are protected from taking a wrong path at a very young age.
3. How to take rest and the importance of sleep and its effect on body
4. to educate about the ill effects on Health, mind, society due to smoking, drinking and other misbehaviours
5. The effect of thoughts over body and awareness of psychosomatic diseases
6. Prevention methods and healthy practice to avoid chronic diseases
7. Education on Growing up of a child to prevent malnutrition
8. The benefit of being moderate in food, drink and clothes.
9. How health of the body is connected with the health of the mind
10.Naturopathy and awareness of Ayurveda,Siddha and other alternative therapies and medicines
SOCIAL (VOCATIONAL) ASPECTS (based on i-watch by Mr.Krishan Khanna, Knowledge Initiatives in the Eleventh Five Year Plan and Psychology )
1. Entrepreneurship Skill Development (ESD) and Vocational Education Training (VET) to be given for skills building and relevant education on Agriculture, Manufacturing and Service oriented industry.
2. To reduce law and order problems
3. To reduce the incidences of HIV and AIDS
4. To improve harmony amongst the people
5. To improve personal hygiene
6. To improve productivity
7. To reduce pollution and improve Environment
8. Bridging the gap for employment generation
9. Reducing poverty
10. Increasing the availability of trained and skilled manpower
11. Human resources development for employment generation starts from the school system and then flows into vocational education and other skills building streams including higher and technical education and finally adult and life-long learning.
12. To remain safe from the environment or the bad influence of the company or peers
13. Creating opportunities to feel success with healthy competition