Value Education and the Progress of Indian Society
Education has a much bigger role to play for the human being than it has been ever thought of. It is an irony as well that in our country education has not been given the place that it has always deserved. Many of the people still today, do not understand the significance and profoundness of education in their lives thus they choose to remain uneducated and in a way cease their inner and outer development. Education is not an alien concept for Indians in fact, it was in India only, the system of Gurukul was actually originated. Gurukul was a place in the ancient times where the sons of the kings used to receive education through saints and gurus. They were given the finest and sophisticated knowledge of Vedas, Upanishads, Mantras, Ayurveda, Vastushastra, Inner Discipline and Value education that could enable them to achieve an elevated self for the welfare of the community and society. Education imparts the knowledge and that too not an ordinary one, but the one that liberates (“Sa Vidya Ya Vimuktaye”). Education is the basically a formal process of giving intellectual, moral, physical, and social instruction to a child for his or her all-round development.