Wednesday, February 28, 2024


Human Fraternity –Role of Education (February 4 is International Day of Human Fraternity)

PUNJAB NEWS EXPRESS | February 04, 2024 09:45 PM

By M Ahmad
Human Fraternity means a sense of common brotherhood of all humans, which gives unity and solidarity to social life. It is the idea that all humans are connected, regardless of race, religion, or nationality. This concept promotes peace, love, and unity among all people. Practicing Human Fraternity means promoting equality, fairness, and justice as it involves treating everyone with kindness and dignity, and working together for the common good.

Education is a stairway for Human Fraternity for the growth and development of humankind as it shapes society into a better world. It is essential to understand the importance of education in today’s society. It is a source of growth and development to shape the lives of all individuals living in the Society and achieve better results.

In simple words, education is a process of learning or acquiring knowledge of human friendship irrespective of their morals, beliefs, and habits. There are several steps involved in the entire process of obtaining human fraternity through education. It includes teaching, training, discussion, research, storytelling, and similar other interactive activities for all human beings. Formal education is achieved through educational institutions such as preschool, primary school, secondary school, colleges, and universities where emphases are laid for universal brotherhood and human fraternity. However, informal education comes from self-directed learning, evidence-based learning, open learning, and electronic learning where each topic is meant for all the learners living in a Society. Education in any form reforms the life of an individual and the society as a whole which is a must for human fraternity.

Education plays a predominant role in this modern world. In today's world education became the most important aspect for the development of humans equally. It plays a key role in the development of the society. There is day by day advancement in the field of education. It is the ultimate pathway of success. Education gives a great deal of support and encourages each and every individual. Being educated is the biggest asset for any human being. The stunning fact is that education is given highest place in today's world which teaches one should learn to respect each other or else they will not have values which in other words means a strong respect for human fraternity.

Education is a major aspect of development of any modern society as it brings awareness in people and keeps them away from superstitious beliefs. It provides best possible settlement for human fraternity and directs the person to move in right path at all times in life. A highly educated person can always manage things independently with all members of the Society. An educated person can led his life with many comfort while knowing the values of human fraternity. It makes us mentally strong and is the best investment for the people because well educated people have more opportunities to create good relations with all the members of the Society with satisfaction and as a result will be always respected in any part of world irrespective of religious, caste or creed and his talent will get awarded and rewarded. Education also makes the person to be positive and is the ultimate factor to promote knowledge and understanding in all communities of the Society. It increases the ethical values of the person as it is not only learning about books but also learning about life of each individual of the Society to create human fraternity. Educated person will identify the difference between good and bad in life and thus if education is there with us, there is everything in life to promote a strong vision of human fraternity.

The importance of education in modern society is even more as present generation needs education to achieve better opportunities in any part of the world and turn themselves into better citizens. Securing a higher-income job through education is only possible when people realize the importance human fraternity as they have to work with different sections of people to raise their income. Modern society has modern problems and by developing problem-solving skills, the educated sector can solve many human issues. The meaning and importance of education in society only become clear when we see economic growth but also when we have best friendship with all humans. The academicians and educated employees work toward achieving economic goals and their achievements transform the lives of people belonging to marginalized communities as well.

Educational institutions are a source of formal education for society. They are sources to dissipate education and its importance. Institutions teach the importance of educational psychology to society. At institutes, the students are also made aware of the importance of the sociology of education to society. Last, but not least, the importance of peace education in our society determines the brotherhood in the nation. Educational Institutes are the building blocks of peaceful and progressive humans and so making human fraternity stronger. Providing quality and world-class education is essential to make the youth more positive towards the relationship and strong tie-up with other members of the Society. It also teaches us the fundamental values of life and become more mature and knowledgeable by having our own opinions to express our points of view efficiently in the Society for the overall development of the all the individuals. Therefore education is the primary step towards a strong human fraternity in any nation.

The golden way is to be friends with the world and to regard the whole human family as one………………………………………….Mahatma Gandhi
(M Ahmad is a regular writer for this newspaper and can be reached at

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