INCULCATION OF VALUES: REMINISCING VIVEKANANDA AND AUROBINDO

Ms. Gargi Chatterjee, Dr. Mom Mitra De

Abstract


Indian society is undergoing a tremendous phase of turmoil with respect to social values. In the light of the rapid increase in the incidents of torture especially on women, girls and human beings in general in our country, pushing the huge mass of the Indian population towards the growing concern over the erosion of essential values amongst us. It therefore makes it all the more essential to re-think what went wrong in inculcating personal, social, cultural, familial, democratic, religious and intrinsic values at the seedling stage. This paper tries to focus on Swami Vivekananda and Sri Aurobindo’s thinking about value education, where they converge and diverge in the path to value education. The study intends to make everyone aware of one’s social values in order to make the world a better place to live in with gratitude, sympathy, empathy, hospitality, belongingness and many more. Values are inner belief system of us which guide us and motivate our inner self to go forward for build up a better society as well as better mental health of our community. The need for value education is the call of the 21st. Century, as value education depends a lot on the value choices that are made deliberately and not left to chance. The choices of values that help a person to be socially effective, happy , friendly, compassionate, self-disciplined, tolerant, honest and dependable. It gives meaning to our life and strengthens our character which is reflected by our own attitudes, decisions, relationships, behaviour etc.

Keywords


Indian, value education, erosion, empathy, gratitude, sympathy.

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