Moral Development

“To educate a man in mind and not in morals is to educate a menace to society”.     –     Theodore Roosevelt

 

Education is only complete when it leads to all round development of the individual, which encompasses not only mental but also moral development. Moral education influences the social thinking of the individual and makes him/her distinguish between what is right and what is wrong. Moral education is a basic need for modern times where one is fast witnessing a degeneration of moral values. Moral education is important as it teaches diversity, tolerance, mutual respect and pluralistic values.

The word ‘moral’ comes from a Latin root (mos, moris) and means the code or customs of a people, the social glue that defines how individuals should live together.
Moral values are values that express ideas about the good life. As such, concern for the moral virtues, such as honesty, responsibility, and respect for others, is the domain of moral education.
Since young people readily and unconsciously assimilate all types of influences, good or bad, if they do not have proper guidance, it is important that school provides them with a type of education that will make them acquire sound spiritual and moral principles, and also develop appropriate attitudes and values that will help them to make good choices and decisions in their adulthood.
Moral education, then, refers to helping children acquire those virtues or moral habits that will help them individually live good lives and at the same time become productive, contributing members of their communities.
Moral Education is developed through prayers , special classes , seminars and symposiums along with that we have ‘Value Club’ where students are sensitized on various issues which they come across in the society and its implications. Students also take the responsibility of sensitizing people through various activities like Flash- Mobs, Street Play (Nukkad Naatak), Drama etc. Our focus is to make a well educated, responsible , sensitive and kind Individual.