Inculcate human values in students
THE FOUR-DAY convention of Jiwan Vidya concluded at the Mandhana sub-division of Kanpur district late Sunday evening. The convention urged that students at professional institutes should be imparted education and training in developing human values for the greater benefits of the society.
Addressing the concluding session of the convention, Jiwan Vidya movement chief A Nagraj said the two greatest evils of the present age were terrorism and environmental imbalances. He said violent or aggressive methods would fail to arrest these ill but humanising the whole education system of the country and the globe could achieve the desired goal.
Nagraj said the existing educational curriculum was devoid of human values and it created elites with certain reservations. Consequently, the educated class forgot its duties towards human welfare and strived hard to achieve their goals by hook or crook.
He said values were must for attaining happiness in life. Ultimate happiness could not be acquired by amassing wealth or material success alone. However, this success could be helpful in the attainment of ultimate happiness, he added.
He said values of life required four essentials like better understanding of the self and others, honesty, sharing of responsibility and participation in the activities.
On the occasion director IIIT, Hyderabad, Dr Sanjiv Sangal said Jiwan Vidya was included in the engineering curriculum of the institute from 2005 and the students were being given training in the art of co-existence protecting the environment and the human values.
He said the effects of Jiwan Vidya were now visible in the actions and the lifestyle of the students. They had developed a changed attitude towards the worldly things and were treading to become a “class of elites with difference”.
Senior professor at the Harcourt Butler Technological Institute (HBTI) Ganesh Bagaria, who participated in the convention, told Hindustan Times that he had been encouraging the students at the institute and also at the IIT-K for learning the science of life and claimed that a large number of students showed keen interest in the science. He said many professors of professional institutes had joined the Jiwan Vidya movement and they were spreading its message to the student community for their well being.