Role of Student in Nation Building

Introduction: First of all, we have to know that “Nation” is a country considered as group of people living in certain territory under one government. Secondly, we have to know “Building” here means not masonry construction but development. Through this explanation we can know that “Nation building” is country’s development. As said by Gurajada Apparao, “Country means not the soil, but the people. ” So it means people’s development in the innermost view. A nation should be developed by its people. People should work hard to strengthen it. As said by Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam “Nation development depends on what its people think”.

Relation between ‘Student’ and ‘Nation’: Previously, we have known that people can make their nation great with their thinking, dreaming, achieving. People are grown trees whereas students are seeds. A good seed gives a good tree, good tree gives good fruit. A student becomes a good citizen, a good citizen makes a better society. The formula for great nation is “Good student–> virtuous society–>great nation”. A good student forms a virtuous society means which is graft-less, politically balanced, economically standard and stands on moral grounds. The nation with integrity stands forever.

The students are prospective heirs of nation. So they should be well equipped with sound moral, political and economical views. They are the pillars on which beautiful edifices will be built. Students must have these qualities- a) Desire to win b) Courage to do things c) Wisdom to understand and unravel the problems. The Role of Student in Development of Nation: Students are vital organs of nation. They are future citizens, who can become “Nation’s most needed” categories i. e. producers, protectors, philosophers etc. Producers produce the needed items which may be related to food, electronic, engineering arenas etc.

Protectors protect the nation. Philosophers guide the nation. Apart from this, the student must play these acts of life to make the best nation. 1. Student as a Human Resource: A nation for its existence basically needs food, cloth and shelter. Recently we have come to know that there is something left behind which is to be considered i. e. human resources. Every student must become a human resource to strengthen society and nation. Let us see the north-eastern countries which had turned into human resource countries. A) Japan: It is a small country which may equal to two states of our country.

It is a victim of “Little boy and Fat man”(Atomic bombs USA hurled on Hiroshima and Nagasaki) and lost 3. 1 million people in Second World War. So many were laid on deathbed and lived devoid of organs. Even though, it is developed country because of its human resources who are maestros in making robots. Now Japan is international shop for robots. B) China: It became supreme in the field of engineering. Recent inventions and masonry constructions shocked the world. Recent masonry constructions-A 36km Bay bridge on the sea, Tarmac road on Everest, Three Gorges dam etc. It became the factory of world.

Nokia sets, Apple goods are manufactured here. It is just because their population turned into human resources. 2. Student as an Invigilator of Society: Student must invigilate his environment. He must be active in every field. He should participate in politics also. According to Plato, “Education should be given up to 25 years at the elementary level and up to 35 years at the higher level. This is to cure mental malady by mental medicine. “If a student does not participate in every field, it will be turned into a river which has no flow. It will be house for algae, frogs and formidable insects.

The trend of Indian politics has turned into house politics. Indian democracy became ochlocracy and kleptocracy. A student must realise his onus to safeguard the nation. Ancient Greek model is an excellent model. Every young person must join the army. He has to do his service until 35 years. Then, he becomes a politicin afterwards. When he retires, he becomes clergy. This is direct democracy. Student must know the possibilities and have influence on them. 3. Student as a Man of Erudition: A student should get erudition through discipline. He should be helpful to the nation. He is one who can learn, challenge and achieve.

A student must be a man of action rather than a dreamer. A student is young soldier who safeguards his nation. When he gets erudition, then only he can challenge ordeals. That is why IAS, IPS examinations are based on erudition. 4. Student as a Selfless Person: Our nation became corrupted because of selfishness. There is no justice without graft. This should be revoked. For every innovation, real person behind it should be honoured. A student must be selfless and teach and lead other students. This forms a group which can lead to a better society which gives best nation. 5. Student as a Bridge:

Student must be a bridge between present generation and past generation. He must take suggestions from pre-generation and guide the post generation. This will help to secure the knowledge and growth of nation. Conclusion: Leaders are not borne, but they are made. For this, student life is appropriate stage. Hitler, who harbored hatred towards Jews in his student life, made him notorious. The persons who had hard-working as weapon in their student life, they were turned into great personalities. Student is a vital organ for the development of society and nation. He has to incorporate all the above mentioned principles in life.