Moral education in schools from next academic year: KCR

Moral education in schools from next academic year: KCR
Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao at the book launch of ‘Journey Through Turbulent Times’ by former DGP HJ Dora.

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao said that his government will bring an education system that would check criminal tendencies in society by incorporating ethical and moral education in schools from the next academic year.

The lessons to be taught in schools will be designed with the help of spiritual leaders such as Tridandi Chinna Jeeyar Swamy and some retired Directors General of Police.

The Chief Minister said this after releasing “Journey Through Turbulent Times”, a book authored by former DGP HJ Dora, at Pragathi Bhavan here on Thursday. “It is unfortunate that criminal tendencies are on the rise, human beings are behaving like wild animals in some places. We need to curb these tendencies from spreading further. To inculcate good behaviour in students, teaching of moral values in schools is a must. “Our government has decided to impart these essential values to students at schools from next year,” the Chief Minister said.

He said a committee consisting of former DGPs will be formed and the advice of spiritual leaders taken in establishing a value-based education policy with moral values at its centre to prepare lessons.

“The government is keen on introducing moral education to make Telangana an ideal society and wish that the police in the State also share their valuable knowledge in this mission,” the Chief Minister said.

Lauds Telangana police

“There is nothing in acting tough to save the good, it is also a valuable part in discharging one’s duties. In a democracy we have to take decisions in order to keep the faith of the public in the system. When we are sure that our tough action will do good to society at large, we will have to act firm,” the Chief Minister pointed out. He further said that Telangana police are making a lot of efforts to eradicate social ills, under the leadership of DGP Mahender Reddy.

“The Telangana police are not confining themselves to the maintenance of law and order; they are also discharging their social responsibilities. Eradication of illicit liquor, closing down of clubs, stoppage of illegal transport of rice, planting saplings as part of Haritha Haram programme. They should also do their part in making Telangana a literate State,” the Chief Minister said, adding that police should take a pledge to turn every illiterate person into a literate individual.

The Chief Minister appreciated Dora for his book, which is an essence of his experience. “Dora also showed how to achieve success through team work, how to act strategically at the time of crisis, and how to work efficiently with the available resources. Police officials should take all this as an inspiration and should move forward,” he said.

Changes are inevitable in human life, staff should be given training frequently, there should be an increase in professionalism and the DGP should take necessary measures, the CM said.

“Often we see Dalits among the poor. This situation should change. RS Praveen Kumar is working hard to educate the Dalits in the State. We are giving our total support to Praveen Kumar. He is helping Dalit students overcome their inferiority complex. Now, Dalits are happy that they are studying in one of the best schools. Encouragement should be given to such people,” the CM said.

He observed that even as humans inhabited earth thousands of years ago what is important is how better and ideally we lived. “Dora belongs to this category of people,” he said.

Effective policing

Meanwhile, Dora said that the police should never get a feeling that they are helpless and should utilize the available resources to the optimal level. He said he was confident that the State would become number one in the country with regard to utilization of human resources under the leadership of KCR. Dora elaborated on the challenges he faced during his tenure and how strategically the police should act in moments of crisis.

Former Tamil Nadu DGP PS Rammohan Rao said that Telangana was formed due to the peaceful path chosen by KCR. The Telangana movement in 1969 failed as it followed the violent mode, he opined. The movement launched in 2001 became successful due to its non-violent and peaceful path. Since a lot of importance has been given to the Police Department in Telangana State, maintaining law and order had become easier, Rao said.

Former DGP Roddam Prabhakar Rao said that the Telangana police are doing a wonderful job and no other State has won so many awards as the Telangana police. He appreciated the State government for allocating adequate funds to the Police Department and modernizing it.

Former CBI Director Vijayarama Rao said that the Telangana police had registered great victories under the guidance of CM KCR. DGP Mahender Reddy said that by learning from the rich experiences of the former officers, the present day officers could bring in several changes. “Dora’s book will help in this regard. Police could achieve good results due to the guidance given by CM KCR,” the DGP said.

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