Why is moral education important for children? How do folk tales, anecdotes and snippets create an impact?
“Value-based education inculcates a sense of connection in children to their roots. The messages from epics keep them engaged, besides helping them nurture a morally-strong India,” said Dr. Medasani Mohan, noted Sahasravadhani and Special Officer of the TTD’s Purana Ithihasa Project.
At a programme organised by GITAM International School here on Friday, Dr. Mohan was overwhelmed to see little boys and girls, dressed as learned poets and writers, reciting hymns and singing classical numbers.
He asserted that sessions on Indian culture should be made an integral component of school education to inculcate values in children.
He narrated how Swami Vivekananda and Chinmayananda inspired the west with their vast knowledge and oratory skills.
On ‘Avadhanam’, the Telugu literary practice that shot him to fame, which involves memorising and reciting hundreds of phrases, Dr. Mohan explained it would help children improve concentration and memory power.
He also advised them not to ignore Telugu in their passion for modern knowledge.