Article 51 A, Part IV A of the522 Words:Indian Constitution specifies the list of fundamental duties of the citizen of India. It states that it shall be the duty of every citizen of India to abide by the constitution and respect its ideals and institutions.
There are ten concrete points to the fundamental duties of an Indian Citizen. In the 86th Amendment in the year 2002 one more duty was added to the list. So, in totality there are 11 fundamental duties of an Indian citizen. I do not intend to teach law here, so let me in short and very easy terms about our duty as a citizen of India.
As a proud citizen of India one must cherish and follow the noble ideals of our great freedom fighters and also uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of India. One must defend the country and render national service. One must promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of India surpassing religious, dialectal and regional diversities, to renounce practices derogatory to the dignity of women. A good citizen should always value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture and protect as well as progress the natural atmosphere including forests, lakes, rivers, and wild-life and to have compassion for living creatures. A scientific temper should be created amongst the youth and a spirit of humanism, philanthropy should be on the rise. We should all treat each other equal and strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual, so that the nation constantly rises to higher levels of endeavour and achievement.
How do we do it? :
Little acts of wisdom can bring a big change. We as a responsible citizen of India can contribute a lot by voting, being educated, being informed, being ecofriendly, paying taxes or joining an NGO and work for a social cause. If you are a housewife or are physically handicapped or an orphan an old aged person - then using improved skills in handicrafts, sewing, cooking can mean a lot to the country. Serving and giving your best in whatever job you are doing and not just complaining. Maintain hygiene and proper sanitation; educate yourself and other on the use of contraception. Do not waste the natural resources as they could get exhausted soon and do not use fuel unnecessarily. Do not bribe and be a part of corruption in anyway. Be proud of your Indian culture and do not try to ape up western culture. Do not form any rigid tradition without knowing the facts. Do not discriminate anyone on the basis of religion, race, caste, sex or domicile. Do not waste your wealth and use it wisely. Try to protect the environment and do not contribute in pollution or global warming. Reserve and protect wildlife and historical monuments. With corruption and intolerance on the rise and the standards of media and politics going to the dogs, it has become utterly important for us to take a step forward and restore peace. Work hard in silence, let success make the noise.
India is a big Country with diversity in Religions,Cultures and Traditions and I believe this makes India stand out and We Indians can really be proud of this.
But as India is developing it is taken off by many issues from Corruption to Pollution to many more.And on a day to day basis we find many new issues cropping up…But a as Responsible of Citizen of India did we ever tried to do our bit except for shouting at the Government….In most of the case even for a simpler matter we will blame the Government rather than trying to solve the issue and I guess that make the matter more worse…
Nevertheless remember we citizens are the one who are solely responsible for the development of this country and in this post I will share some simple points which I believe is not so difficult to follow in our day to day life..Remember “The journey of a thousand miles begins with one step.”
We all are aware of our Fundamental Duties,if not then here it is and Even if we follow these fundamental duties we will surely be doing our bit in making India a Great Country..
So lets look at the points that make us a Good and Responsible Citizen…
- Obey Laws and Respect Authority-Don’t break laws and also refrain others for doing so.If not satisfied by any Law use Constitutional means to change the Law.
- Civic and Social Duty should be performed-Be aware about the issues affecting the society and provide solutions to them,Vote intelligently and Pay Taxes by proper means and use acts like RTI,RTE for the good of the society.
- Keep your surroundings and locality clean,Use Dustbin,Care for Public Property and Other People’s Property.
- Be Honest to your Country and Fellow Citizen
- Develop a deep sense of Patriotism towards you Country,Respect your Country’s Social and Economic Policies,Always contribute to the Welfare of our Country.
- Must be able to teach the Younger Generation to show Respect and Love towards the Country.
- Make your Country Proud when visiting other Nations,Never speak bad about your Country.
- Help the Poor and Needy and Provide great Hospitality to both Foreign and Local Tourist.
This is it..and I guess its just simple 8 steps to make our Country a Great One and This not only applies to Indian Citizens but also to Citizens of Other Nations.. 🙂
Please share your views and comment if I have missed out anything.. :-).
And lastly a Cartoon Strip for all to enjoy.. 🙂
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