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Unformatted text preview: between the two. The very fact that
environmental factors like water shortage can lead to social crunch, holds true the other way
also. This is a crucial agenda that needs to be explored more so that we can find the missing
link and abridge it for better results. implement any policy or bring any change to our education system until or unless they realise Page government offices, companies, industries, schools and universities etc. They will not 5 We need to realise that these young individuals are the ones who are going to run our the importance of it. Once this is achieved, we would be surely able to move the stumbling
blocks that have hindered our fiscal as well as social growth. The Vedanta issue in Orissa is a
clear example of how more responsible actions are required from the side of big industrial
players as well as the government officials. How does education play a role?
Education plays an important role in development of a nation. But prospects of education are
far more than a means of getting employment or achieving lucrative literacy index to sport to
other countries. It also defines the mindset of citizens and how they behave in a society.
Though definition of a responsible citizen may vary, considering the red alert in our world,
this research limits it to the way we behave and respond to our environment (professional,
societal and natural). One of the most important shares in inculcating this behavioural
responsibility is of our education system. It is not just about raising awareness but creating a
deep drive within individuals to be more accountable for their actions. Actions which they
take being an employee at a company or a labourer or a bureaucrat or politician etc.
It will take concerted effort and resources to establish education system that encourages
social responsibility among youth through revived curricula, programs, practices, and policies
across education institutions. Educating for a more socially just and sustainable future in its
broadest sense includes improving quality basic education, reorienting education to address
sustainability, improving public awareness, and connecting it with a deep motivation so that
sustained benefits are...
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