We are proud of our culture, our sanskruti and our values. We have every reason to be proud of that. After all we are ancient civilization. We are among first group of human species to get civilized, have fully operative system of society, of governance. Every Indian should be proud of that, there is no doubt about it.
Secondly our ancestors did built a quite successful system, that's why we were able to evolve, develop and flourish. No one can take that away.
But with times way of life too changes. We don't wake up at 4'0 clock any more, maximum of us bullock for farming anymore, we don't write letters as frequently as we call, we do take saat feras but we also go to honey moon, nuclear families have increased, widow marriage is acceptable and so is women empowerment.
With time things change. Change is fundamental nature of life and its flexibility of our ancestors to change that our civilization could easily adapt.
Now coming to main point. There are lot of people who are opposing sexual education. It is not in our sanskruti is the theme slogan of these opposers. Is protecting child in our sanskruti?. Is guiding our offspring in our sanskruti?. Is seeking well being of our offspring in our sanskruti?. The answer is yes. These all are in our sanskruti. Then how come if offspring are given sex education can be against our sanskruti?.
There was no aids during time of our ancestors, the opportunity to mingle with opposite gender was minimum, there was no mobile phone, no internet. Can we stop our offspring from mingling or using phone or internet?. If we do that we would be abstracting them from all round development in this competitive world. Internet is bundle of knowledge, mingling with opposite gender is also important since in future your offspring with have to work in environment which would have colleagues from both genders.
Now why sex education is important?.
Lets look at three news that would shake you a bit:
1) Two students of a Borivli school posted an obscene profile of their PT teacher on a social networking website after allegedly being at the receiving end of corporal punishment.
The two boys, aged 14 and 15, were arrested on Tuesday by the Cyber Crime Cell of the Mumbai Police and booked for outraging the modesty of a woman and under the IT Act.
According to the police, the boys decided to put up the profile after being punished by the teacher some time in March. They created a profile, posted her picture, put some lewd content, a mobile number and gave it the titled 'Black Prostitute'. Soon word spread in their friends circle.
Additional Commissioner of Police (crime) Deven Bharti said, "The victim learnt about it through an ex-student. She lodged a complaint at Borivli police station."
The above news is published in today's mumbai mirror.
2) Sexting is on rise in India reported indiatimes.com few days ago.
The sexting, sharing of nude/semi nude images, erotic images saw record rise in 2008
3) 68% Asian women are losing virginity before marriage
This is reported by an Asian daily.
We need to understand that when boy or girl is becoming adolescent, there are hormonal changes in their bodies, the curiosity, the sex desire is natural and sex education can make them bit more informative about sex. This would in turn help them in avoiding aids, unwanted pregnancy and at time sex itself.
Sex education is important in today's time where parents are too busy with their profession.It is not against our sanskruti.