Students and Social Service
Introduction: The home and the educational institution of a student are the places where he imbibes the spirit of social-service. Now, social service is considered an important part of the school activities.
Significance of social life: Man is a social being. Man lives in society, depending on mutual cooperation. This cooperation helps him to tide over the misfortunes that overtake him off and on.
So, every man considers it his sacred duty to stand by his fellow men in their distress. Thus, man learns to serve his fellow men in his formative period i.e. when he is engaged in his studies. So, a student life is the most appropriate time for social service.
How can students contribute to society?
Students individually or in a group can alleviate the sufferings of the distressed.
- If a student helps a blind man cross a road it is a service done to humanity.
- A group of students can render service to people ravaged by flood, cyclone, famine and earthquake.
- Students are the enlightened people. So, they can remove superstition, blind faith, ignorance of the illiterate.
- They can help the nation in the removal of illiteracy.
- Students can teach them to take health care.
- They can take active part in the national scheme of afforestation.
- They can look to the sanitation of their own area.
- The students may have a role to play in awakening public opinion against social evils like drug addiction, casteism, dowry system, by taking out procession or organizing seminars.
- They can nurse the sick, donate blood, and hospitalize them in time of need. In any kind of accident students can render considerable help.
Conclusion: Students should keep in mind one thing. Charity begins at home. It is a student’s first and foremost duty to serve his parents, brothers and sisters, his kith and kin. A student, who does not render service to the members of his own family, cannot serve the distressed section of the society.