SRINAGAR: Private Schools’ Association Jammu and Kashmir (PSAJK) on Sunday asked school heads to start moral education for the children who are studying in their schools.
In order to address the challenges of moral degradation in the society, PSAJK has started an initiative “Moral Education, Environment & Relief Council (MEERC)”, the office of which was inaugurated on Sunday by Director Academics JKBOSE, Dr Farooq Ahmad Peer at Bilaliya Educational School, Lalbazar, Srinagar.
Chairman PSAJK, G N Var while welcoming the guests stressed that there is lack of moral education in the society leading to moral disaster. “Our schools need to address this grave situation of immorality by providing a strategy, frame work and policy that could in the long run change the idea of only education to education driven by moral and human values. Quality education would always remain the backbone of our schooling; however we would be imbibing the moral education as a priority. There should be clear cut policy for reservation of poor and downtrodden sections of the society,” he said.
Prof Hamid Naseem Rafiabadi, one of the distinguished scholars of education sector, speaking on the occasion, congratulated PSAJK for starting such Initiatives. “It is the need of the hour to promote moral values with scientific knowledge besides taking care of environment and providing relief to the poor and needy. It as a movement that needs to be promoted,” he said.
Director Academics JKBOSE, Dr Farooq Ahmad Peer on the occasion said that schools should adopt morality and character building as performed by Prophets and their followers. “We need to take care of environment and adopt moral education so that world can receive a message that all religions are being respected in Islam,” he said.
He said that environment has been destroyed and it should be restored to its natural beauty. “While as other states have maintained their beauty by artificial means. We need to save our rivers, lakes and water bodies for the protection of the environment. Relief means helping someone in depression, adversity and suffering. We must identify the real victims like orphans and destitutes and we must reserve our relief for economically backward classes,” Dr Farooq said.
Manzoor Ahmad Wangnoo, chairman MEERC said that PSAJK should take concrete and practical steps for the promotion of moral education in schools, caring of environment besides providing relief to the poor and needy.
He thanked all the participants for their cooperation and support extended to MEERC for starting this endeavour. The memento was presented to the chief guest besides launching the books for Moral education.