Dr. Hari Prasad Kanoria, Chairman, Kanoria Foundation and Sri Hari Global School, Asansol, has organised an event on “Human Values in Education” at Srihari Global School, Asansol. The event was part of a series of events on universal human values in the education system between Kanoria Foundation and the International Meditation Foundation.
The chief guest at the event Swami Advaitananda Giri, Chairman of the International Meditation Foundation said that “Education is that which liberates, education is that which leads us to the flowering of our utmost potential as human beings. In order to achieve this Vision India has taken a major step forward with its National Education Policy 2020 by the addition of universal human values, making education practical with the inclusion of life skills, teaching the right history, nature education, a mechanism to address commercialization & corruption, connecting with the subconscious mind by education in the mother tongue, developing a scientific mindset, a mechanism for stress management, anger management, etc…”
For the effective implementation of the National Education Policy 2020, we must have one class period every day dedicated to the practical transmission of human values in our schools & colleges. This one class period every day will make Human Values as the foundation of the education system instead of ambition driven blind race right now. This is the ONLY practical way by which in 10-15 years we can have a peaceful world, he said.
Swami Advaitananda Giri further explained that “Just by losing a football match in Indonesia more than 174 people died in riots by fans. In the 1994 FIFA World Cup, Colombian player Escobar was murdered just for a mistake of a self-goal. In the world’s most developed nation America, US CDC 2022 reports that 32.3% overall population is affected with Anxiety or Depression disorders, out of this 50.9% of youth in the age group of 18-29 were also reported to be affected with Anxiety or Depression disorders.”
He further explained that If 32.3% population is having serious mental health issues like anxiety or depression then it can be safely presumed that to have an anxiety or depression rate of 32.3 %, there must be a need for at least 3 times more sad people in the population, this leads to 32.3% x 3 = 96.9% of the total population. If 96.9% population is sad then there is a likelihood that 99.99% population must be experiencing the emotions of worry, fear, the feeling of failure, etc.
The feeling of worry forms the basis of sadness, sadness leads to anxiety or depression, and further anxiety or depression results in the very serious act of suicide or violent behavior. Depression or anxiety doesn’t occur directly. It is caused in progressive stages out of the feeling of sadness or dejection etc… As the sadness or dejection type of emotions deepens then only it will take shape of depression or anxiety, not straightway. This means that depression or anxiety is an outcome of the prevalence of sadness among the larger population. For example, if one person has been diagnosed with depression or anxiety that means behind this there must be at least three people or more who were already experiencing sadness or dejection type of emotional imbalance, Swami Advaitananda Giri explained.
“What has gone wrong, and why we are like this,” he asked.
Dr. Hari Prasad Kanoria, Chairman, Kanoria Foundation and Sri Hari Global School, Asansol
said “The gap in the quality of teachers in the roll-out of this type of programme can be addressed by online video materials. All who specialize in it should come forward and help Government in the development of open-source training modules for teachers, students, and parents. The modules should be playful, maximum practical than theory & should cover different age groups. The training modules for human values should be able to practically transmit the wisdom to be loving, truthful, honest, and overall, a good human being. The National Education Policy 2020 is a great step forward in this direction however the policy will be as good as it gets rightly implemented”
Dr. Hari Prasad Kanoria emphasised on the need for “ Sanskara “ – natural values like work, righteousness, spiritual power, delight, service, humbleness, prosperity, and fearlessness are needed in education along with holistic, intellectual, technical, health, and moral development.
At Kanoria Foundation our tagline is “Work with devotion righteously, selflessly for welfare”. We involve the students in sustainable development. Life is a joyous adventurous journey. Students are being taught to treat all equally as they want to get treated themselves. They are divine and have oceanic strength and infinite knowledge, he said.
For more information, please contact:
International Meditation Foundation,
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Mr. Kamlesh Mishra, CEO
SRIHARI GLOBAL SCHOOL
Shristinagar, Behind Sentrum Mall, Asansol – 713305, West Bengal, India.
Mobile: +91 70048 34829