In contemporary times where subjects like math and science are of immense value and forms the backbone, there is still need of value education to keep everyone connected to the roots.
Manmohan Singh was present at the launch of "Mission to Reboot Punjab through Value Based Education" where the former PM spoke about the contribution of Sikh community in transforming the Indian society and also regretted that how the lack of value education put children on the wrong course.
"The Sikh gurus have contributed a lot in transforming the Indian society but Partition came as a big blow to Punjab. And then there was the spread of terrorism, which is not even worthy of mention. Value education is the need of the hour in current times," he said.
"Science and technology is important in today's day and age but at the same time our children should be aware of their cultural heritage too. Yes, Maths and Science are important but all in all we need value education," added the former Prime Minister.
"It's sad to see the current state of affairs in Punjab. Today, the youth of Punjab is being influenced and misled by the evil elements. Baba Iqbal Singh's relentless commitment and work towards rehabilitation and education is a blessing which is, truly and surely bringing in a positive change," he said.
The book is inspired by the work of Baba Iqbal Singh and focus on his charismatic life and his evolutions as a spiritual leader post-retirement.