Role of Students in Nation Building
Role of Students in Nation Building : The future of any country depends upon its students. A country’s name and fame rest on the educated youth. In other words, the students are the real treasure of any country. If the power of young men or students is directed to constructive purposes, the whole nation will move to all round development.
Role of Students in Nation Building
This responsibility has increased immensely with the dawn of independence. An eminent educationist has rightly said, “Give me the children and I will change the nation.” A nation can make progress only when it gets the co-operation form all its citizens. So it is essential that students must know about their duties.
In Nationhood, people play a very important role. Naturally, Students are an important part of it. Students are the spring of life. They are young, energetic and vibrant, can easily achieve a lot and can do many things for the society. They carry the power to transform the nation into a better place. They also have the ability to lead their fellow citizens in the right direction. A good seed always grow to a good tree, and only a good tree can give a good fruit. A student will eventually become a good citizen; a good citizens will makes a better society. The vision and progress of our country lies in the hands of our students.
People are grown trees whereas students are seeds. A good seed gives a good tree, good tree gives good fruit. A student becomes a good citizen; a good citizen makes a better society.
The formula for great nation is “Good student > virtuous society > great nation”. A good student forms a virtuous society means which is graft-less, politically balanced, economically standard and stands on moral grounds. The nation with integrity stands forever.
The students are prospective heirs of nation. So they should be well equipped with sound moral, political and economical views. They are the pillars on which beautiful edifices will be built. Students must have these qualities – a) Desire to win b) Courage to do things c) Wisdom to understand and unravel the problems.
To play their role properly we should teach the youth of our country to make themselves disciplined. They should not be led away by the anti- national forces. They should not go astray in their schools and colleges. In all, the teachers and professor may fill the students’ hearts with idealism. The young man should learn lessons of hard work, high morality, books as may create such ideals.
Students are vital organs of nation. They are future citizens, who can become “Nation’s most needed” categories i.e. producers, protectors, philosophers etc. Producers produce the needed items which may be related to food, electronic, engineering arenas etc. Protectors protect the nation. Philosophers guide the nation.
Student must invigilate his environment. He must be active in every field. He should participate in politics also. According to Plato, “Education should be given up to 25 years at the elementary level and up to 35 years at the higher level. This is to cure mental malady by mental medicine.” If a student does not participate in every field, it will be turned into a river which has no flow. It will be house for algae, frogs and formidable insects.
The students must understand that they are students and should pay full attention to their studies. They should devote a greater part of their time to the pursuit of knowledge and wisdom. They should play for them to learn and to prepare themselves for future responsibilities in life. Without good education they will not be able to shoulder their future burdens.
Knowledge without character is wickedness. Students should cultivate in them good manners and purity of life. They should not follow only intellectual knowledge, but also from their moral character. Obedience to parents, respect for teachers, and sympathy for the poor, love for all and malice towards none should be their chief moral ideals. They should be refined in their taste, sweet in their speech and polite in their behavior.
In short, the duty of students is to prepare for future responsibility. He is to remove the evils such as child marriage, gambling, drinking, smoking, litigation, superstition, untouchability, illiteracy, adulteration, corruption and dowry system, from the society. They should create in them a spirit of social service. Students are the future rulers and leaders of our country. They are the reserve force of our country. They are the backbone of the country. The future of our country depends on our students.
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