Kaushik Bhakta, Nabanita Dutta


Degradation of ethical and moral values in today’s youth is a major issue in a developing country like India. The root of this issue is not a recent phenomena, its trace can be indented in the society of the past, the magnitude of which has spread over largely in recent days. The expression of this sort of degradation is being reflected in different undesirable aspects of the society.  Values influence every aspect of human life, from speaking, wearing, discipline etc. The ways of reactions to different events, incidents and contexts is also depending on the moral and ethical values. They are considered as important and desirable attributes of one’s character which are held in high esteem by the society in which a person lives. In essence, values determine our moral behaviour. Today’s youth is the future of tomorrow. But now a day youth is adversely diverted through different immoral activities which not only affected the present Indian society but also ruined the future generation of our civilization. Therefore it is the duty of the society to protect the Indian youth so that they would refrain from these immoral activities and face challenges of life boldly and actively. This paper highlights the causes, consequences, importance and remedial measures to encounter the degradation of moral values among Indian youth.


Moral degradation, Indian youth, Ethical values

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