The moral education in schools and colleges has to be made as a mandatory subject along with the educational syllabus. It has become inevitable as our new generation seems to be heading towards self-centred rather than to be socialistic. The moral conduct or morality, especially of young generation, is declining. This is worrying us a lot.
In our golden days, our parents used to tell the stories of Quran, Ramayana, Mahabharata, Bible, etc., to boost our moral character. Today’s parents have no time to sit with their child as both parents are working to augment their earnings.
Nowadays, we observe it everywhere. No need to go too far. Even in our homes, children do not have any courtesy to offer even a glass of water to the visitors visiting our houses. They are busy on mobiles or laptops. Therefore, moral education is very much necessary to boost the character of our young generation. After all, a person cannot be measured with what educational degrees or profession he or she possess but more by what character that person has, to become a good citizen.
Md Rustam Parwez
(The views expressed by the author in the article are his/her own.)