STUDENT MUST NOT TAKE PART IN POLITICS
Albert Einstein observed: "It is the duty of every citizen according to his best capacity to give validity to his conviction in political affairs." I’m sure, this pretty much sums up why we’re debating on this topic today, since we students are considered to have become “politically aware” by the age of 18. So, what exactly do we understand by the word “politics”. Politics is the art or science of influencing people on a civic, or individual level, says most of us present here. I’msure all of it sounds really great but in reality, politics has been synonymous with violence and vandalism ever since its origin, and associating students with it only worsens the scenario. Students are mainly at a tender age and cannot make proper political judgements as they can be easily misled by emotional values or brainwashed by big leaders from big political parties and with the political parties realising the benefits of harvesting voters young, university elections have entered the big league. Big money, big campaigns, big names and big intimidation. We have to understand, that when we use the term “student politics”, the body to benefit the most from its decisions should be the students themselves. Unfortunately, it is not really so. Infact , the students are the worst sufferers in the war of Power and there is only one reason for this-the financial benefit the so-called student leaders are receiving aims at promoting the mission and vision of the national political leader. This is why, despite the existence of several student unions since times immemorial, government colleges and institutions continue to be in their sorry state with no development or advancement whatsoever. In order to develop a political awakening within the students,we need not join politics at a time when we should be educating ourselves, rather we can engage in social services and learn how to speak up for what’s right or wrong without any fear in a...
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