Students are the cream of the society. They are the hopes and aspiration of a nation. If they are keen on learning and conscious of their duties, they can bring peace and prosperity for the country by their contribution and co-operation. So a student has a lot of duties to himself as well as to others. Students are the part and parcel of the society. If they are enlightened, the society will be benefited by their light of knowledge. They can play an important role in getting rid of illiteracy from the society. They can run programs to teach the underprivileged children and grown up people for the emancipation of the nation. By setting up library, night schools in their localities, students can render their service in spreading knowledge in the country.
Students can make our rural people conscious about modern method of cultivation, irrigation, rotation of crops, using fertilizer and pesticides. They can also explain the idea of co-operative farming to grow more food. Students’ service in the field of national health is of no mean importance. Female students can teach the illiterate women-folk about cleanliness, bringing up children, taking care of health and nutrition. Students can keep their surroundings neat and clean by getting rid of garbage and cleaning ponds for fresh and mosquito free environment.
Alarming growth of population is a threat to our national economy. Students can make people aware about the importance of family planning in our economic life. During famines, epidemics, floods and other natural calamities students can render services to the distressed. They can raise funds, distribute relief and extend hands to the victims. The students are the future citizens of a nation. Their contribution can change the outlook of our country. Their spirit, zeal, vigour and velour can bring peace, progress, prosperity, glory and a renaissance in our dream.
Man has three duties. Duty towards God, duty towards parents and duty towards mankind. Students are born to read, to study books to prepare themselves for examinations. The hue and cry of the world and the heat and dust of life generally do not move them. But there are occasions in a nation’s life when normal duties suspend and normal life does not function. Then the services of students are essential. Students are not separated/isolated from society. They are also social beings like other classes of people. They enjoy the same social benefits, rights and privileges. There is no rose without a thorn and no right without duties. No wonder then that students have certain duties to the society in which they live in.
National health: Student’s services are necessary in the field of our national health. They can play an important role. Female students can teach the uneducated women how to keep their houses neat and clean, how to bring up children and look after their health. The village people and the people living in the slums suffer from many diseases. They have no knowledge about health and environment. The students can teach them about the basic rules of health and environment.
In population control: Bangladesh is an over populated country. Most of the villagers of our country are illiterate. They are also superstitious. They have no knowledge about family planning. They are unwilling to accept family planning. In this regard students can render a good social service. They can explain to illiterate village people the need for adopting family planning.
In education: Ours is an undeveloped country. So the students of our country have many things to do for the welfare and good of the country. They can render free services in different spheres of our national life. Most of the people of our country are illiterate. The students can open night schools and teach the illiterate people. They can remove illiteracy from our country. During the vacation they can go to the villages and teach the rural folk.
In agriculture: Bangladesh is an agricultural country. Her prosperity depends on agriculture. But the farmers of our country are illiterate. They have no knowledge about scientific method of cultivation. In this case students can teach the illiterate farmers.
In natural calamities: During natural calamities students can render better services. During floods and cyclones and famine students stand by the affected people. Students beg money from the rich, raise funds, rescue people, feed the hungry, nurse the sick and cloth the naked. During epidemics medical students and other students may serve the sick with proper food. cloth, medicine and other necessary things.
Conclusion: Students are the makers of society. They are the soldiers of social peace. They should serve the society without any selfish motive.