Is it necessary to promote spiritual values at the temple of learning?
Should educational institutes enforce imparting of religious values in the name of spirituality? Discuss.
Most of the educational institutions in India have spirituality as one of their core values and are highly focused to deliver spiritual values to the students through the concept of spiritual education. Many Hindu institutions teach slogans, conduct Gita chanting classes, and tell Purana stories to the students as a part of promoting the Hindu values to the students. To promote the views of Christianity, the educational institutions managed by the Christian missionaries conduct scripture/bible classes. Likewise, Muslim institutions also conduct Arabic classes and allocate a time for Quran reading and Namaz. Instead of teaching the basic moral, cultural and spiritual values to the students, most of the educational institutions promote their own religious views to the students in the name of spiritual education.
Every religion teaches many good thoughts and values to its followers. Similarly, the spiritual books of all the religions also express moral values, the real purpose of life and some ideologies. To promote the spiritual values and the culture of a particular religion, we have many pilgrim centers such as temples, churches, and mosques in India. But why the educational institution which we proudly call as the temple of learning is chosen to spread and promote the spiritual/ religion values?
It is not about the compulsory reading of the spiritual books and the values of a particular religion in schools or colleges. But is it really necessary to teach and promote spiritual values at the temple of learning? Does the spiritual education given at the temple of learning make the students more spiritual and religious?
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