Values form the core of person’s character and thus his/her personality. Values are what you consider to be more important than your feelings.
Values are more deeper than feelings. If an animal sees food lying on the floor he will eat it. But a human being when he sees some food he will think that whether it is meant for him or not. Your throat is bad and you saw your friends eating ice-cream, you feel like to eat the ice-cream but you value your health. So what keeps you do to the right thing is what values we have in life.
Value based education imparts social, moral, integrity, character, spirituality and many more. It builds the qualities of humility, strength and honesty in a person. They become better citizens of a country. People with high ethical values will never cheat others. People are taught to co-operate with each other. They make their life happier and works hard to make others happy. Why there is so much corruption because people are not trained to have self-control and satisfaction. They want more and more, they are not satisfied with whatever comes in a moral way. Our Value Education will teach them to develop control and how to get satisfaction of heart by connecting them to higher values.
Like we take cleanliness. So cleanliness means both external and internal cleanliness. Internal cleanliness is about purity of our heart and external cleanliness is about keeping your body and surroundings clean. In ancient Indian culture people were train to have pure hearts so naturally which led to pure thoughts and which led to pure and clean surroundings outside. While most organization work it outside in we help them by working inside out.
Value education primarily deals with leading people towards perfection by taking into account their physical, emotional, intellectual, and social needs etc., Scholars and leaders emphasize value based education is the solution to solve all current problems. After the child has born he grows and learns many things from his parents, relatives, friends and other members of society. Above all students spend significant period during education where the school, college or university plays an important role in contributing to the moral upbringing of the child. Value Education will help to understand, contemplate and adopt values that emphasizes the core attributes of individual which are culture, character and competence during their educational stage to become good leaders in the society.
From where do we get good values?
What one consider as good values may not be considered by other as good, so its important to root our values in something authentic, proven, time tested and efficient therefore our Value education is rooted in Indian philosophy and culture. Educational institutions play a significant role in the promotion of values. The Vedas,Upanishads,Bible,Quaranetc form the source of inspiration for value education. In successful Indian Vedic Gurukul system values were taught much before skills. Education was ‘wholesome’ education means not only how child does in academics but also how he behaves with others, what life of integrity he lives after he goes back from school etc.
The seed of character is there in the culture of India and if we revive the Indian culture it we will again revive character in the people of whole world.