Role of Students in Building a Nation

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The education­ists and the authorities have miserably failed to harness the youth to useful land nationbuilding activities. Education must build the nation through such men and women who are mentally alert, physi­cally sound, morally and spiritually awake. Our future prosperity and welfare of the nation depends upon the kind of education we impart to our young generation and what use they make of it?

In the first place of the system of education requires Complete overhaul, it must be modified to bring under control tremendous man power of the country. Regular provision must be made for systematic physical training, games and sports. Instead of confining the students within the four walls of the class roomie should be imparted lessons in dignity of labor and manual work. The students must be encouraged to do work in villages, it will bring some practical element in their education. For we must understand that when the students have to tackle definite problems they employ all their energy, mind and heart to the task before them. They will develop the habit of thought and of getting things done.

Today the country is full of social evils of all kinds and the serv­ices of the students can be best utilised in eradicating them. The stu­dents in other countries have played a very important part by way of social service. During vacations and holidays, students should organise themselves into batches and tour the countryside. Beside, spreading literacy, they can emphasise the need of family planning. They would be able to impress upon the people the need of sanitation and health.

The students must actively participate in the economic development of the country. The ‘Green Revolution’ if taken up by the students can work miracles. Even in the towns students can do much. They can, for instance, fight against ticketless travelling in trains and buses, fight against smuggling, illicit distillation of liquor, and indeed can contribute a great a deal towards...
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