Peoplespeak : Help us grow up to be better human beings

Moral Science as a subject is important. Moral Science teaches a child about livelihood, health, social behaviour and traditional values. The best way to elevate young minds to love country is to direct them, give knowledge about social norms and cultural differences. Children should be shown how to live as good human beings and taught good values. Children follow whatever is taught by elders, teachers and friends. So, they simply notice these things, recognise what is good and bad and learn from it as they absorb behaviour patterns from seniors. Moral science helps them to detect positive and negative views. Children should know what is rewarded and what is punished. There are contrasts in religion, what is accepted by one ethnic group and what isn’t by the other that should be taught. And there are simplest of things that can be taught like screaming is bad. Moral science helps one to be a man of character - a man having strong character, good physical appearance, pleasant social habits, trustworthy as well as someone who is well reputed. Such primary classes train children, provide courage to follow public rules, go against corruption as well as be patient, have compassion, have the courage to defeat evil forces, help the poor, and spread peace and love which obviously elevates young minds towards a fruitful track forever.

— Saroj Khadka

Moral ethics and values are the true ornaments of human beings. With the growing materialistic perspective to look at life, these humanly virtues are being threatened. People want to have the world for them regardless that it might cost them the disposition of these virtues. And I think it is lack of the systematic moral teaching during their formative years, the youths are turning

obsessed with extremity and seem to be breaching social norms and values. It’s high time we had Moral Science in our education system. We have to teach it from the primary classes so that children can imprint good things in their minds and act accordingly in their future because once planted in the formative years it remains throughout life.

Dr Kalam has rightly advocated for the need of moral science in the school curriculum. A true genius and blessed with power of

both knowledge and humility,

Dr Kalam is himself a perfect

example of a ‘civilised man.’

His urge for establishing humanity and love among the people by incorporating moral lessons in the curriculum is really really worth following.

— Krishna Parajuly

It is an agreeable fact that Moral Science classes can be conducted from very early age in life in our schools. Moral Science classes are quite important, specially for today’s nation. Just giving education is not enough for young minds. It is equally important to preach and teach the ‘goods and bads’ of life, understanding society and grasping in human nature. Moral Science classes are meant to be emotionally and socially helpful for students.

— Shreya Sharma

What is given to a child, s/he gives back to society. And any civilisation cannot boom without good morality. So, each and every youth should be educated with moral values, ethics and norms which forms the eyes of society. To develop good values among individuals, it brings a sense of greater conscience, responsibility, love for country, dignity of labour and duty for self and society. A person with good values never brings vice in prosperity but will always bring virtue in both prosperity and adversity. Moral Science education would always support a youth to achieve his/her dreams. With good people around we always find a better place to live in. So, I strongly agree with the belief of Dr APJ Abdul Kalam that moral science education should be introduced from primary classes.

— Shankar Dev

In our society wherein teaching and being taught are contemplated more as a duty than anything, the inclusion of Moral Science will only help to add to the burden of the students and teachers. A few pupils might opt to cheat on the test date to pass their examination of Moral Science. The education system lacks the applied part and simulations. On the other hand, it is more from our household, surroundings and school environment we inherit our characters. Hence, the morale is built more through proper upbringing of children than just feeding them moral lessons. Hence, it is recommendable that parents and teachers behave in a responsible manner in every little stride. It is from parents their children grow up learning things. If the parents are ill-behaved and at the same time if they wish their children to be well mannered simply by subjecting them to a pricey school where Moral Science is offered as a core subject will have little effect. Moreover, Moral Science has connotations of self governance, self motivation, self control, confessions and commitments. It is more to be explored within self by observing the world around you and use ones conscience to draw a distinct line between virtues and vices.

— Sudeep Sharma, Pulchowk

Humanity and moral values are the most crucial needs in today’s selfish world. Everyone is running after name, fame, money and success without caring about their traditions and morality. Children learn everything from the environment around them. So, Moral Science classes should be compulsory in every school for the sound upbringing of children. In order to make children disciplined and well mannered right from the beginning, Moral Science classes are a must. In my view, including Moral Science classes in our education system would be a great help for the development of our nation. It will definitely make our children realise their responsibility towards family, nation and world as a whole.

— Abhilasha Rayamajhi

It’s true that Moral Science classes makes young children feel that we should love our country and human beings. They can know from an early age that they should love their country and countrymen. Moral Science is very important as it helps to know the principles of right and wrong. It equally helps to learn about moral principles and the moral values. So, it should be included in our education system.

— Ranju Khadka, Koteshwor

Mostly a child adopts knowledge from his/her surroundings. If Moral Science knowledge is given in school, then it is a good medium to develop them ethically. But the environment at home also plays a vital role in developing a child’s mind. Sometimes, poor guidance of parents turns a child into cruel beings and leads them to do wrong activities which is very harmful. So, social and home environment should be organised and good.

— Sarita Bhusal,


Moral Science is very crucial to be tailored in our education system. Our parents teach the same things, but if such lessons are included in the primary level with a conducive environment, then it will even work better. It teaches one how to behave, think, adjust, tolerate, respect in every aspect. It adds value to one’s mind with positive thoughts in terms of humanity, mutual understanding and relation, society support, love and affection. When I studied in India, we had to study this subject and it was my favourite one. I still remember it and I do exercise it in my life whenever and wherever it is necessary. It enhances one’s ability to continually adapt according to the environment. It is fully a Behavioural Package Lesson Plan which will support a child’s development - his character and personality development too. The main motto that this subject teaches is to live with WE and not ME.

— Chitra Shrestha,

Bungkot-6, Gorkha

Moral Science is necessary and important in our modern education even. Our country has been facing many problems these days. Murders, abduction, rapes and bomb blasts are common. It shows that many teenagers of our country have been involved in such types of crimes. It is correct that Moral Science classes elevates young minds to love their country, human beings but it is not the only way to solve all problems. Moral Science is related to Social Science. So, the subject matter of Moral Science needs to be enclosed with it and there is no need to make separate course for Moral Science because young children can learn by watching people around them and absorb behaviour patterns from teachers and parents. So, it depends on their guardians and parents hand to teach their children about moral values and ethics.

— S R Andel, New Baneshwor

It is acceptable that one should learn ethics and moral values from one’s primary classes. If so, one can form the habit of discipline from one’s childhood and this value will last for him till the end of life without being wayward and static in one’s character. Only good conduct can contribute something or other for the development of nation. Moral Science must be introduced as a subject so that good habits be taken up by the students and will build good characters from childhood. It can be hoped from such students of good character that they will love their country and other human beings.

— Mohan Narshing Shrestha, Kupondole

Moral Science classes help to cultivate in us the fundamental traits of character like honesty, compassion, responsibility. Intellectual education influences our head whereas education of values influences our heart. So, we get some sort of spiritual enlightenment through it and become better citizens with boundless love for our country. If we are morally educated, then we can do lot better in life along with having excellent academic qualification. So, it’s important to include it in our curriculum.

— Ritu Aryal

Yes, I agree with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam’s view. We do what we think is right and the fact is that our thoughts are greatly influenced by what we learn in our childhood. When we are young, naturally our mind takes what it gets. Thus, if we have classes on moral values right from our primary level, we certainly adopt them as a part of our life. Incorporating Moral Science as a subject in our education system is very important because Nepal becomes prosperous only when her people are morally responsible and there is no doubt that a person becomes morally bounded if the seeds of moral values are sown early.

— Subodh Kumar Bidari, Syuchatar

‘The great end of life is not knowledge but action’ (Thomas Henry Huxley) may be applicable in this case. Many of us know about the ethics and moral values but we are not acting likewise. We can see many people with high degrees but not in their real life due to the lack of moral character. Our behaviours define who we are because these are the abstract qualities present within us, which are only reflected through our behaviours. Nowadays, morality plays a vital role in the day-to-day life as well as in our carrier. Nepal is facing a difficult situation due to the lack of people with morality. That is why it is necessary to include Moral Science as a practical subject in our education system.

— Bikram Neupane