GUWAHATI, July 22 - City-based Royal Global University (RGU) organised a webinar on the topic �The Post Pandemic World: Role and Future of the Youth� with Dr Robert S Kittel, USA, currently International Chairman for Youth and Students for Peace and also Director of Education for the Universal Peace Federation of Asia Pacific, on July 22, according to a press release.
Dr Kittel asserted the importance of virtues like wisdom, confidence, intelligence, creativity, determination and truthfulness in creating global citizens who shall, through parental and educational guidance, save the world from wars and calamities. On the role and future of the youth in a pre-pandemic world, he said, �Youth is the period of transition of dependence of childhood to adulthood�s interdependence as members of a community.�
Dr Kittel delved into the question of �Live for the sake of others� being permitted by all leading religions of the world without violating their tenets and spoke on verses from Bhagawad Gita, Jainism, Quran, Buddhism, etc. In this context he gave the example of the cow, an animal that serves man the most. He quoted Mahatma Gandhi, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela and Martin Luther King on principles of goodness. He said that delayed gratification is an important component of emotional intelligence and maturity.
The most profound decisions about justice are not made by individuals but by individuals thinking on behalf of institutions, Dr Kittel further said. He mentioned that the uniqueness of human beings is responsibility, purpose, value and respect for freedom. The dual nature of education is to teach students to be smart and good. To educate a man in mind and not in morals, is to educate a menace in society. He advocated filial ties, patriotism, conjugal love and keeping questioning oneself �What are you doing for others?� to make the world a better place to live in and leave it for posterity.