Ludhiana, January 30, 2013: There is a growing universal concern in respect of erosion of values in the present times because of unprecedented social changes, dislocating traditional values and creating conflict between traditional and new values.
It has become pertinent to promote values and culture that fit to the needs of the modern times.
In view of this emergent demand, Punjab Agricultural University, Ludhiana has initiated the process of sensitising the students towards the issue of declining social and moral (human) values by introducing a course entitled “Human Values in Education”.
This course started in the first semester of the academic session 2012-2013 and is being offered to the students of all the programmes of the constituent colleges of the University.
The course aims to generate awareness, conviction and commitment to values for improving quality of life as well as for advancing social and human well being.
Eminent speakers from different disciplines are being invited to become a part of the weekly interactive sessions being held every Wednesday.
Giving details of the course, Dr. Neelam Grewal, Dean, College of Home Science, PAU, told that three guest lectures have already been successfully conducted by Hardeep Brar, Founder of Maheeda organisation and by Brahmkumari Sister Sushma on various aspects of human values, morals and ethics.
The students have greatly appreciated this initiative of the university. Shefali Sharma, a student of College of Basic Sciences and Humanities described this effort as an important move towards inculcating human values in youth.
Abhimanyu Sharma an M. Tech student of the university also expressed his happiness over this move and hoped that this step would go a long way in changing the mindset of people which is hindering the progress of humanity and the social togetherness.