Tuesday, 15 January 2013

Skills of a good citizen

Really Indian citizen don't know the art of discipline and peaceful living, they have learned to be quarrelsome and annoying. I should thereby discuss some way to be a good citizen.

Maintain cleanliness


Ever wondered why our surrounding is dirtier than other western society. Really, Is this because the Municipal Corporation is insensitive and corrupt ? Or is this because of our carelessness. When was the last time you picked up and threw a wrapper in a dustbin instead of throwing it outside the car or bus or street ? Infact, Cleanliness is a sign of good society and one who maintain cleanliness dedicates a lot to society. Never throw any type of Garbage whether Biodegradable or Non-Biodegradable in the dustbin itself. If there is no dustbin nearby, have patience, walk or drive a little, you will surely get a dustbin.

Peeing on the street walls is another PECULIAR habit that most people have. Don't they have a toilet at home or can't control their bladder till they reach home. This is very particular to India. Stop this Habit today if you have. Spitting Tobacco in Public or in Social area is also bad. First of all Tobacco causes Cancer, so stop its use, if otherwise you chew, never spit it in Public areas.

Protect Public Property

Statues, Street Light, Roads, Railways, Public Grounds, Parks etc. are all property of Government, and our government is so corrupt, then why we should maintain Public Property? There is a very simple answer to this. Do you know where the money come from ? It is because of you paying taxes to the government. So one way or the other all the Public Property belongs to you and all. Do you cause damages to your Home furniture or car or AC? Then why to cause damage to Public Property if you know they belong to you.

Never cause damages to Public Property, always maintain the roads and other Public Property. Railway is a important and most valuable property. Never cause damages to railways like unnecessary pulling the chain, breaking glass or damaging seats.

Always be up-to-dated on what is going on in the country

You must not be only limited to yourself and family or friends, you must be aware of everything going on in the nation and also the world. Thus you would be able to know about any change in Government Policy and administrative system.

Many people don't go to vote for their favorites leaders and later on blame the government for being so oppressive. I know the political system of India is too instable, but it is not the time to regret but to fight and come out. Participate in all kind of census and governmental programs. Be a part of this nation's development.

Be Brave and Honest

Be brave. Don't just be one of three Gandhiji's ape, Have courage to fight against the sins of society. Have the Power to distinguish between what is right and what is wrong.

Many people only blame the government for corruption. Take a look at yourself in the mirror and ask yourself, How much are you corrupted? Are you really honest to yourself? Many will get the answer, NO. Be honest to your work and never cheat other. Try to end out corruption, bribery and scam hidden in yourself. If you would be Honest then the country will be Honest too.

Follow all the constitutional and civil law

Our constitution is the second best constitution of the world after that of South Africa. Go to a library, take a summary of our Constitution and read the Fundamental duties, rights and basic civil law in it. You will definitely find thousands of key law that you don't follow. If you can't follow so many law atleast follow the fundamental duties. Some of the Fundamental duties are :

  • To respect the National symbols like the Tricolor Flag, Anthem and Emblem.
  • To cherish and follow the noble ideals which inspired our national struggle for freedom.
  • To uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India.
  • To defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so.
  • To promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of India transcending religious, linguistic and regional or sectional diversities; to renounce practices derogatory of women.
  • To value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture.
  • To protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers, wildlife and to have compassion for living creatures. (very important).
  • To develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform.
  • To safeguard Public Property and to abjure violence.
  • To strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity so that nation constantly rises to higher levels of endeavor and achievement.

What do you think?

You might be thinking whatever I wrote is just good for speech but not applicable in Practical life. Of course it is applicable, strive to apply that all to your everyday life. Students, please don't limit this to your assignment, you are also a important part of this nation.

While doing so, you might come to a stage when you realize that others are not like you, they don't follow these rules, they why should I follow ? Don't bother them. Just you be good yourself. One day they will also realize the spirit of being a good citizen. Also , this might be because that they are jealous of you. When you follow these rules of being a good citizen , you would face a lot of resistivity particularly from your family.  Just do one good job, no one will appropriate you but everyone will criticize you. Ignore them, Good work never needs appreciation . Remember drop and drop fills a sea, so be the first drop. to start filing the sea of development no matter others join you or not.

There are some rules that we follow not naturally but because of strict rules such as wearing a helmet or seat belt while driving or following common traffic rules. This is because the administrative system has imposed these rules for us. Then why can't you follow these rules yourself even without strict rules. Is it required to end democracy and start up autocracy to establish these rules ? Think about it in spare time.

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