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On rights and responsibilities

On rights and responsibilities

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  25 Jan 2018 12:00 AM GMT

We, the people of India, have been granted various rights in both our persol as well as social life by our Constitution. Most of the Indian citizens have been enjoying different fundamental rights in their regular life which was a gift by the Constitution. In a democratic country, citizens obviously are able to enjoy life both persolly and socially to the utmost and we, the common people, are doing so. But in enjoying our rights, there is a general question about enjoying rights versus fulfilling some responsibility towards society and the masses of our country. Mostly, people like to demand various issues and opportunities, that need to be fulfilled according to their constitutiol rights; but at the same time, people often hesitate to do minimum duties to the tion or to the society they are living in.

Besides, there are hundreds of organizations in our country — among which many are practicing ‘arms revolution’. Such organizations, whether they are following the path of ‘democracy’ or ‘other extreme path’, most of the time, due to their various movements, people in general have to face much trouble in regular life. Attack on innocent people, damaging public or tiol property, sudden calls for bandhs, hartals, dhars etc., practically affect only common people and also inflict losses on the tion. The weaker section of the country, who earn bread by daily labour, are the poorest, and various movements and agitations affect such citizens directly.

Damaging public property, burning oil pipeline, oil tankers or so, are some acts which cause losses to our tiol economy and affect the people. The much awaited-for Republic Day is now at our door-step. Some organizations will try to sabotage the celebrations — violent incidents could also occur. But as responsible citizens, we also have a moral duty towards our tion and society. For example, in case of Swachh Bharat Abhiyan, if all citizens, irrespective of cities or villages, regard it as a moral duty to keep their surrounding clean, in no time, we would achieve our main goal. If public officials and government servants take oath to perform their duties diligently and legally — the degree of corruption will definitely decrease.

Every citizen, in his sector, should take a determined oath to become a good citizen and if the mass moves together to build a strong tion, a progressive tion — it would not be impossible for this to become a reality very soon. But most people are not aware of their various responsibilities, they only focus on their constitutiol rights. Such belief and practices are not healthy and dampen our spirit in building a strong tion.

Pranjal Rajguru,

Amolapatty, Sivasagar Town.

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