Student’s participation in Social Service
Society is an association of all classes of people with a common interest, aim, and principle. Social service a kind of service that facilitates the common people by the aid of the government or richer people. Students are not isolated from society. In society, they enjoy individual liberty under common discipline. As social beings, they also enjoy certain rights and privileges. So, as the members of society, they are subject to perform certain duties to society. There are many kinds of social services and students have a lot to do in this sector. Students’ service is especially important in poor countries like ours. For example, facilities like those of education, medical treatment, free travel, free clothing, help the people struck by natural disasters like floods or earthquakes or drought help parents to find their lost children, and so on are all social services.
Student life is the period of education and training. Students in a developing country like ours can and should work for social and national progress. It is not desirable that students should waste their time and energies in affairs other than education. But living in a developing country like our students have to render certain services for the development and progress of the nation. Students are in the process of learning and they can share their acquired knowledge with the illiterate and deprived citizens of our country. They may run night schools and teach the poor and working children as well as the uneducated adult people. If they are trained up in such branches of learning, they would be molded up to render their social services wholeheartedly. If that is not possible, they can at least teach servants in their own house. Students can also teach the people about modem methods of cultivation, the use of fertilizers, and proper caring of crops. They can also provide advice on earning methods, for example, whether to dig a pond for fish cultivation or to make a farm. Students have duties towards society no doubt, but they should not remain always preoccupied with these. They should render social services during leisure time or during long vacations.
Students have only bookish knowledge. They must go to a neighboring village. This will bring them in practical life. They can teach people the problems of overpopulation and should encourage them to adopt the measures of family planning. Students can teach people the rules of health and sanitation They can teach them how to reduce pollution and how to lead a healthy life by staying neat and clean. Our uneducated people are very dirty. They have very little civic sense. They spit on the floor, throw garbages here and there creating troubles for the pedestrians. They should be convinced that these are harmful habits. Most of the people in our country are poor and illiterate. The food they take has very little vitality. So a large number of people suffer from various diseases. The students can teach these people some basic treatments for diseases like dysentery and small infections.
It is the need of the hour for the government, social organizations, and students to work in close cooperation for the advancement of the country. Students can prove to be worthy during natural calamities. In times of flood, famine, cyclone, earthquake, and epidemic they can come forward to help the people in distress. They can collect food, clothes, and medicine and distribute them amongst the people in need. There are many other duties that students can perform as conscious citizens of a country. But not all students are aware of their duties. To save the country, every student should come forward with a helping hand. But doing so, they should not forget that proper attention should be given to education. Only they will win the love and confidence of the people.