.A Htudent’s duty
.Struggle for Independence
.Quit India Movement
National disasters »K lots, etc.
National policies ‘Politics Iftrlkcs
life is short, but the work to be done is stupendous, two important points to be understood. One is that IVt to do the maximum amount of work in the shortest *’* time without feeling the pangs of stress. Secondly, in f field we may be, we have to do our duty efficiently. llUdent’s main duty is to study. It is only through the • of learning that a student can attain new knowledge Hj,,to take hold of the reins of national and social affairs .Older generation.
Jng the period of struggle for Independence the students [fled upon even by our national leaders to give up their Attd participate in the national struggle for freedom. “M^ned particularly during the Quit India Movement, [kins of youths gave up their studies and came on the Mt was a rare situation and it demanded rare action tt’of all and sundry in national interest.After Independence, the contingency demanding students’ sloganeering and coming on the streets had ceased. Now started the time for students’ participation in national reconstruction.
It is heartening to note that Indian students, by and large, have played a prominent part in national reconstruction. A| the time of national crises and disasters, whether national oi man-made, students have shown their mettle. At the time ol partition when millions of refugees were pouring in, tin students on this side of the border rose to the occasion and provided to a great extent, the much needed relief and succour.
Students have often helped the civil and state authoritiei in various ways in the matter of maintenance of law and order, communal harmony, voluntary social service concerninj vaccination, immunisation, inoculation, Pulse Polio Drops, floods, earthquakes/cyclones, fires, accidents, elections, literacy drives, including adult literacy, and census, etc.
It is, however, pitiable that sometimes the students fall prey to the machinations of crafty politicians and begin to pla to their tunes. They bring the game of petty and dirty politic within the precincts of their sacred institutions and spoil thei own careers while ruining the studies of hundreds am thousands of others studying in their institutions.
Sometimes, these hired students go and force other student to go on strike over some minor matter such as having beei disregarded by a canteen contractor or the librarian or a peoi or a clerk in the office. The students should realize that it is th best time for them to study when their mind is fresh and whei they are free from the stress and strain of life which ofte overtakes the grown-up minds.
If the students have a genuine complaint, they shouli approach their Class-teacher or the Principal or even th management if the need be. But resorting to strike on somi flimsy ground is certainly uncalled for. No doubt, the students have their elected union leaders, but such leaders should | dtierwte and should show maturity enough not to allow the ‘Ufent community to suffer for their lack of sagacity.
No doubt, the first duty of the students is to enhance their PW ledge and to prepare for some useful career according to ||r aptitude and calibre. But they should also be taught “Upline, both physical and moral. They should take part in ‘”l, NCC, NSS and extra curricular activities. They should y* be ready to put in their mite to mitigate suffering in
I Of A national disaster. They should lead a pure and simple I, In this social and political system where hooligans and TUltals rule the roost, they should emerge as a new ray.I to streamline the process of national reconstruction. They did not hesitate to go to the villages and slums to serve the”It of the poor.