In an age when everything seems to have gone topsyturvy, when everyone seems to run after some monetary achievement, no one can deny the importance of moral education. It is the only way out to keep control that they find themselves unable to differentiate between right and wrong. Moral education will enable them to go on the right path forgetting all those which are not at all desirable.
What is moral education after all? It can be anything which teaches a person moral values and virtue. Values are the set of guidelines that a human being learns to follow. Nobody is born with moral content in him. It is inculcated in him by his education and experience of life. Hence, it is necessary to teach moral values from the very beginning of the childhood. We all pick up morals thoughout our life, but it is the education that moulds them in our characters. By educating children about morals and thier values in life we can make them fit for the society as well as the nation.
Now-a-days, students fail to come to terms with morals because they are not aware of any. The first thing that comes to the mind is the increasingly bad behaviour of students.
The frequent outbursts of defiance against parent authority a lack of respect for elders is all inductive of weak moral character. A great crime rate amongst the younger people who come within the range of 18 to 25 years is indicative of the kind of education they are getting. Our soicety has been slipping towards the ditch of immorality and the day is not far off when we will see our society fallen into that ditch if we do not mend our ways, if we do not inculcate morality in our younger generation.
We notice that corruption, bribery and crimes have spread in every part of the country. It is the lack of moral education that incidents like rape, kidnapping, etc. have been flourishing without any control, people need money and for getting it they are ready to go to any extent.
This shows how immoral they are. They have forgotten the ideals and moral values of the great men like Mahatma Gandhi, Vivekanand, Rajendra Prasad, etc. It is embarrassing that the country where such personalities have been born and lived and showed the world a path to lead, people have gone astray today.
Let’s come and make our society a better place to live in by following some basic moral values, which can only save us from all dangers. We must be aware of the fact that betters the moral in the people, greater cohesiveness in the society.