Need to inculcate ethical values in youths:HRD Minister

Instilling a sound value system, besides imparting skill set, is equally crucial to a person’s rounded development,the Minister said

New Delhi: Union Human Resource Development Minister MM Pallam Raju has emphasised on the need to inculcate values in the youth.

Releasing a Ministry of Human Resource Development (MHRD) Desk Calendar in New Delhi, to commemorate the 150th Birth Anniversary of Swami Vivekananda, he said it is good but not enough to give only education and skill sets to the modern youth.

Instilling a sound value system is equally crucial to a person’s rounded development. He said the recent incidents of violence against young women is a pointer to the decline in values, and only reiterates the need to strengthen the ethical foundations of society.

Pallam Raju said, Swami Vivekananda, whose 150th Birth Centenary is being celebrated this year, epitomised everything noble and character-building.

The Minister also released NBT’s Wall Calendar 2013 on the theme ‘Indigenous Voices of India’. The Calendar is a celebration of India’s unity in diversity.

It presents a collage of 12 vignettes representing tribal life, synchronising the theme ‘Indigenous Voices: Mapping India’s Folk and Tribal Literature’ of the New Delhi World Book Fair 2013.