I felt dishearten and a bit embarrassed to say that we, the people of India are not good citizen as we should be. To support my views I would like to begin with the politics first. We say we live in democratic country which means leaders are to be chosen by public votes. And when leaders are chosen by majority and then any undesirable thing happen we directly and very casually blame him. We expect government to do everything for us while our contribution is totally nil. If we are not able to choose any proper leaders why to blame them after they have already been chosen. When it comes to us for actually making a positive contribution to the system we lock ourselves along with our families into a safe zone and look into the distance at countries far away and wait for Mr. Perfect to come along and work miracles for us with a magic wand in his hand. We are always ready to escape from the problem and never ever get interested in knowing how to sort out the problem. We blame the government for unemployment, for hike in prices, for non-management wastes, for illiteracy and so many other things. We expect government to be aware of our problem and expect them to find a solution. My only question to all of you is “Are we really a good Indian Citizen ? “.
Similarly if we look towards our duty to keep our surroundings clean. We throw waste materials haphazardly and expect government to clean up the garbage. There are so many other small things by which we can help our system to be good and reach up to satisfactory level. For example, helping the needy, taking care of the poor people, by paying taxes at right time we can do our bit. Just like business requires innovation and the ability to respond to change, so do communities and nations. So it is our duty to make it grow and work efficiently. We must question and respectfully debate how to improve society and how to change established system that are inefficient or unjust. Citizenship is developed during childhood and adolescence. Parents, educators, and community leaders can help kids and youth in inculcating the feeling of patriotism , commitment towards their nation. We must encourage the youth, a new generation of young people who are ready to take responsibility, lead others and tackle tomorrow’s social and environmental challenges. Please feel free to write your views/opinion in the comment section.