In any civilized society, prevalence of moral values is as necessary as the laws are. Since the dawn of civilization, prophets and saints of all over the world established and propagated such principles which enabled the human race to have love, compassion, kindness, sacrifice, sympathy and to refrain from any act that injures or causes violence to others. Laws too have been contributing considerably to help the human-race live smoothly and peacefully. But being of changeable nature, according to time and circumstance, laws aren’t of permanent nature. The moral values are universal and eternal. The present wave of evils like corruption, deceitfulness, communal disharmony, favouritism and nepotism, rape and murder, scams and embezzlements, bribe and commission, lack of decency in behaviour, disobedience and disregard to elders is consequent to erosion in moral and social values. Undeniably, the present system of education, is highly scientific and enables one to get materially rich and developed. But, alas, the books taught in schools and colleges don’t cultivate and inculcate moral values intrinsically needed for becoming a good citizen. Therefore, inclusion of such principles and values in the text books right from primary to higher education, is indispensible. Until one is morally trained and enriched, all such evils can’t be rooted out. If corruption like evils continue, emancipation from other crimes wouldn’t be achieved.
Keshwa Nand Sharma
Salehri (Sunder Bani)