आत्मनिर्भर भारत – राष्ट्र विकास में विद्यार्थियों की भूमिका

प्रस्तावना

किसी भी देश का भविष्य उस देश के बच्चों, छात्र और युवाओं पर ही निर्भर करता है,क्योंकि यह तीनों ही किसी भी राष्ट्र के मजबूत आधार स्तंभ होते हैं। जिनके कंधों पर एक विकसित महाशक्तिशाली राष्ट्र का सपना पलता है और साकार भी होता है ।

यह विद्यार्थी अपार संभावनाओं और असीमित प्रतिभाओं के बीच स्वरूप होते हैं।जो आगे चलकर भविष्य में किसी भी राष्ट्र का चाहमुखी विकास करने में अपनी सक्रिय भागीदारी निभा सकते हैं। और उस राष्ट्र को पूरे विश्व में एक अलग ही पहचान दिलाने व आत्मनिर्भर भारत बनाने में महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभा सकते है।

विद्यार्थी और विद्यार्थी जीवन

विद्यार्थी जीवन में समय होता है जब कोई बच्चा व युवा गजब के आत्मविश्वास उत्साह,ऊर्जा और जोश से भरा रहता है।और उनके दिमाग में प्रतिदिन नए-नए विचार जन्म लेते हैं।नई-नई योजनाएं आकार लेने लगती हैं।असंभव को संभव कर दिखाने का जज्बा इनके अंदर समाया रहता है यही वह समय होता है जब विद्यार्थियों को एक सही मार्गदर्शन,एक सच्चे अर्थों में प्रेरक या मार्गदर्शन की जरूरत होती है। जो उनके अंदर की अपार क्षमता और संभावनाओं और असीमित ऊर्जा को एक सही दिशा दे सके अगर उस समय उनका सही तरह से मार्गदर्शन किया जाए तो देश की प्रगति के मार्ग पर चलने और विश्व में एक अलग पहचान बनाने से कोई नहीं रोक सकता।

विद्यार्थी जीवन,जीवन का सबसे सर्वश्रेष्ठ समय होता है जहां पर व्यक्ति न सिर्फ अपने सुनहरे भविष्य की नींव अपने कठिन परिश्रम से रखता है।बल्कि राष्ट्र के निर्माण में अपना योगदान की जिम्मेदारी भी तय करता है इसी समय वह जीवन में आने वाले संघर्षों,उतार-चढ़ाव और जीवन की बारीकियों तथा समाज के अन्य क्षेत्रों के बारे में जानने का प्रयास शुरू करते हैं। हमारे देश के विद्यार्थियों के मजबूत कंधों पर ही आत्मनिर्भर भारत का सपना टिका है और यह उन्हीं के मजबूत इरादों से फलेगा व फूलेगा भी।

भारत में विद्यार्थी

हर देश के असली पूंजी छात्र और युवा होते हैं जो राष्ट्र को अन्य पूंजियों से भर देने का साहस रखते हैं ।और विश्व पलट पर अपने देश को आर्थिक, समाजिक,बौद्धिक,धार्मिक आध्यात्मिक रूप से एक शानदार पहचान दिलाने में मददगार होते हैं।भारत में भी विद्यार्थी वर्ग की आबादी कुल राष्ट्रीय आबादी का एक बड़ा हिस्सा है। जो भविष्य के जिम्मेदार नागरिक बनेंगे।आजादी के 70 वर्षों बाद भी भारत शिक्षा के क्षेत्र में काफी पीछे है।भारत में 14 साल तक के बच्चों के लिए “शिक्षा का अधिकार कानून” बनाया गया है।

आत्मनिर्भर भारत,राष्ट्रीय विकास में छात्रों की भूमिका

किसी भी राष्ट्र की प्रगति के लिए वहां के नागरिकों को शिक्षित होना अनिवार्य/अति आवश्यक है।जब हम अपने बच्चों को शिक्षित करते हैं तो हम राष्ट्र के निर्माण में अपनी भागीदारी निभाते हैं क्योंकि यही बच्चे आगे चलकर देश को एक सही दिशा और दशा दे सकते हैं।अगर हम अपने देश के बच्चों को अशिक्षित रखेंगे तो हमारा देश कभी भी तरक्की नहीं कर सकता है विद्यार्थी का कर्तव्य है कि वह अपनी शिक्षा का उपयोग अपने समाज अपने देश की तरक्की के सर्वांगीण विकास के लिए करें छात्रों के अंदर असीमित प्रतिभा और उर्जा होती है इसलिए वह समाज में व्याप्त अनेक बुराइयों जैसे भ्रष्टाचार,सामाजिक असमानता लिंग भेद, अन्याय,दमन शोषण, दहेज प्रथा,कन्या भूण हत्या,उग्रवाद,आतंकवाद आदि के खिलाफ एक मजबूत अभियान छेड़ कर उसे समूल जड़ से नष्ट कर सकते हैं।छात्र आंदोलन के आगे तो बड़ी बड़ी राजनीतिक शक्तियां भी झुकने को मजबूर हो जाती हैं ।अपने विचारों के और ऊर्जा से वो राष्ट्र निर्माण में आने वाली हर बाधा को दूर कर,विकास के पहिए को तेजी से घुमा सकते हैं।छात्र सरकार द्वारा चलाए जाने वाले राष्ट्रीय स्तर के अभियानों को बड़ी तेजी में सफलता पूर्वक चला सकते हैं ।लोगों के अंदर इन अभियानों के प्रति जागरूकता पैदा कर सकते हैं। कोई भी अभियान छात्रों के माध्यम से सफलतापूर्वक चलाया जा सकता है। अगर छात्रों को पहले से प्रशिक्षण दिया जाए तो, वह किसी भी राष्ट्रीय आपदा के वक्त महत्वपूर्ण भूमिका निभा सकते हैं।जरूरत है तो उनकी क्षमताओं का सही उपयोग करना उनका सही मार्गदर्शन करना।

उपसंहार

विद्यार्थी जीवन में ही व्यक्ति के अंदर अच्छे संस्कारों के आदर्श मूल्यों को स्थापित करना आवश्यक है।क्योंकि अपने देश के सम्मान में गौरव के लिए अपनी जान कुर्बान करने का ज्जबा इनके दिलों में जलता है और देश का सर्वागीण राष्ट्रीय विकास कर भारत को एक आत्मनिर्भर भारत बनाने का सपना इन्हीं के दिमाग से होकर गुजरता है।

Written by – Ankit Kumar

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What is it that Angers you? or Inspires, Irritates, Pleases you?

Not many people in this world neither are the ones they claim to be nor do they follow something that they might tell others to do. To think of one thing that angers me the most, I could go on writing for a couple of things, but well, for starters, hypocrisy or ‘pretense’, as we commonly use, comes for me at first in the top tier system.


Many languages are existing. People speak in English, but People talk in French. People speak in Spanish, and then some people talk in hypocrisy, by which I mean people talk to show off their fake high standards. Witnessing people being pretentious infuriates me. The real question is, why do people pretend and not do. Maybe the answer to this lies in that they try to be others, want social acceptance, or show off their high moral standards. Of course, the society we live in is the one wherein we can find a pretty good number of hypocrites because everyone aims to deserve appreciation for high standards and end up doing so. This thing is just the opposite of living a simple natural life in the same way as what the actors do with their films’ characters. Maybe understanding or resonating hypocrisy with the different characters or the roles played by an actor helps. Also, people who struggle to show these high standards end up establishing double standards, which is again the opposite of what it means to have a unique standard for each one of us. The essence of having one proper exceptional standard for yourself, which you abide by, is lost.
Now coming over to what irritates me is the marital quarreling in front of the children. Isn’t it ironic that some parents who refrain from making love in front of their children because of the sole reason that their kids might not flourish well end up fighting in front of them?


Just give it a thought. I have been thinking about it for a long time. For those who have already thought something like this earlier, it might not be astonishing or resenting. For those who are just realizing it now, on a scale of 10, how much does this thought irritates you?


Cummings and his colleagues, in their book, have revealed that such children who witness these fights develop behavioral problems at home and school. Some children can also become troubled, anxious, or hopeless. They also recorded the statement of a child who witnessed such a marital fight- “I could give up anything to un-see my parents’ fight.”


However, my past performance is good or bad, best or worst, okay or not okay, has always inspired me. A bad performance in the past has inspired me to perform something unique, and a fantastic account in the past has inspired me to achieve something more memorable. What happens is that when I perform well or poorly, there is an instant tendency to do a bit better than before. There is a tendency to take the line in the graph high, no matter by what length. For me, honestly, a half-inch also works every time. Many other things around inspire me, but what could be more than your efforts to become the best version of yourself?
There are some things in life which you wish to have. A wish is so powerful that you want it to get fulfilled or sometimes experience it or still alternatively. You love to have that pleasing effect of your desire getting fulfilled, but sometimes, it’s not possible or even necessary that all of these get fulfilled. You manage to get only a few things done. So, for items that are not possible, simply imagining them pleases me. Just imagining things- what I wish for or what I long for as if they are happening or existing makes me happy. In my opinion, imagining things is very forceful and effective, and it pleases me so that even sometimes, witnessing things occurring in real life cannot. In a few instances, I cannot equate the joy of imagination with something else’s fun. To me, feeling pleased is being happy, both physically and mentally. And on this same note, the creativity of things fits right for me. It is spiritual. It is intoxicating. Most importantly, it boosts the feel-good hormones inside my body.


I hope that I can control my anger whenever I meet a hypocritical person. I hope that parents, especially in our culture, show maturity when fighting in front of their children. I also always expect that I can do better in everything I do because this is my main inspiration. Last but not least, I hope that imagination of things continues to please me because it is the easiest and the most feasible way to make you happy in seconds! Well, at least for me, it works in copious amounts.

Written By – Yashaswi More

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Modernisation cum Indelicacy

Guess a country which has got a suffix ‘Mata’ with its name and whose countrymen are easily provoked by some fellow social media posts, and hence they dishonour this suffix with all their might. Today’s thoughts are greatly influenced by these posts, and the same thing has happened to the taste of youth today. We are being driven by the popularity of a particular brand and the design. There has left no difference between fashion and indelicacy. We are leading a generation that is more focused on changing style. The youth today is more bothered to show off their modernization. There’s no denying that the mentality, the freedom of a girl, the support and understanding of her parents are judged by the dress she wears.

What if a family decides not to follow western culture as it is leading our society to vulgarity?

Would the family be considered outdated or be orthodox? And if a girl wears western dresses like shorts and tight jeans, does this mean she belongs to a family that accepts modernization? Is this criterion of judging one’s mentality correct? If a father let his daughter lead her life and keep her choice freely but not allowed to wear western vulgarity, will he be considered an out-hat man? And if a father let her girl wear jeans and tight fighting clothes, should he be regarded as a pimp? And here our society is entirely trapped, and we are having some completely orthodox people like Maulana Jarjis Ansari who considers fathers as pimp if he let his daughter wear tight dresses.


We also believe people are narrow-minded if they don’t let their daughter wear such dresses. Youths need to understand that the choice of clothing entirely lies with their own decisions. The decision should not be made in terms of peer pressure or just by getting influenced by the social media Handel’s of some celebrity or by anyone they follow. A girl wearing tight and short dresses find her companions wearing the same clothes, and she fears embarrassment in leading her taste. It’s not her choice, and it’s the choice of the environment she is living in. We need to understand that being a lot modernized doesn’t make you an updated and accessible mind person. Today, celebrities are the most critical factor in influencing society’s dressing sense, and of course, they are more concerned with promoting Western dresses.


We live in a country which has a lot of diversity in culture and tradition. Many holy books have different philosophies. One of them defines women to be a goddess and the purest soul on earth. There’s a theory that says the women and the Bhagavad Geeta are both related to femininity. Since the Bhagavad Geeta is the holy book and purest book, we keep the text covered with clothes. Hence, the women should also cover up their body in the same manner and indicates that we have to boycott Western culture, which has a trend of dresses that reveals a girl’s body in many ways. But really? Purity of a girl is all about the dress she wears? We are completely confused between modernization and narrow minds. We need to clear that cloth choice is not a big deal until you decide what is good for your body and what’s not. The girls lacking confidence in facing peers with their taste should have the confidence to show that their taste of wearing Indian culture is far better than the westerns. And the girls who are not allowed to wear western dresses because of some superstitions and narrow thinking must make people understand that their dresses are not the reason to provoke a man to be a stalker or a rapist. Neither the dresses decide their purity. And the people who are entirely driven by vulgar fashion must understand the difference between such indelicacy and acceptable trends.

” A Change will come when proper education and modernization will Sync.”

Written By – Sakshi Sharma

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Impact of Films on Society

What image do we exactly have about a hero?

That he’s the most successful man, never fails in any mission, got all the superpowers to fight all the super-strong villains and ultimately wins the heroine’s heart and the battle. All this seems so natural for us but to be honest, all these are ‘Portrayed’ natural for us. How can one man fight ten goons at a time, how can he convince the heroine to fall in love with him even if she’s not interested, no matter how much he pressurized her. He needs to have all the good qualities, nothing bad like he’s some kind of a God. He needs to be tall, handsome, fair and masculine only then he can perfectly fit into the role of a hero. This isn’t only limited to the heroes but the heroines too have certain categories to fulfill. For many eras, actresses are used as props in films where all they have to do is become the hero’s love interest and the reason to fight for. Yes, there are many movies too where the female characters are as important as the hero’s but when her role becomes the main focus the popular actors refuse to act beside them. She needs to be portrayed as a helpless and weak woman but beautiful, if not, then how the hero will fall for her? Especially in Indian movies, there are times when you will watch the female protagonists worshipping their husbands like God, no matter how badly she has been treated. What makes her ‘Sanskaari’ is when she wears traditional clothes, when she speaks less in front of her in-laws. All these serve in influencing the stereotypical thoughts of society and promote issues like gender biases, rape, abusing females, colour discrimination, body shaming and many more. Often in the movies, the male protagonist is shown loitering around the girl despite her strict denial, he gets attracted to her if she wears short clothes which gives wrong signals to the youth that girls dress for men. Even if she says, ‘No’ the actor will keep lagging by performing baseless acts and in the end, he succeeds in winning her heart showing it’s that easy to get a ‘Yes.’ The lyrics of certain songs are so immoral that it describes the woman as a sex symbol. Not only the plot but also the music of films are becoming unjustified. Movies highly influence the society as a means of entertainment but it also leaves a great impact on the audience and manipulates their way of thinking. If we talk about teenagers they are the fastest ones in noticing the actors’ actions, dressing sense, attitude and trying to imitate that in real life. There are certain films which depict violence, aggression, flaunting upper-class standards which many of them try to adopt going out of their comfort zone, they try to imitate the film’s characters in real life endorsing their good as well as bad qualities which takes them beyond being normal.

Our responsibilities

Where we blame the films for the portrayal of inappropriate things it’s also our responsibility to understand the fine line between the virtual and the real world. Whatever the film shows it’s just for entertainment. However, it’s true that the film industry must follow certain guidelines by regulating the content of the films with respect to the different age groups of audience watching those fims. We should know whatever shown in the movies is for entertainment purposes and we can’t enact that in actual life which might affect us personally and the people around us. The romantic, seemed to be real stories are lovely to fantasize but it also kind of distracts us from the practical world making us unrealistic and escapist. When a hero wins hearts by playing versatile characters, girls tend to fall for him, embracing his charm and giving him the tag of their ‘Prince-charming.’ Sometimes the obsession becomes so extreme that some people start worshipping him which has a term in psychological science called the ‘Celebrity Worship Syndrome’ (CWS). The person becomes extremely addicted to the celebrity that he or she gets involved with their life so much that they begin claiming the actor to be the love of their life leading to serious mental illness like depression or anxiety. The truth is, the things over which we fantasize about the actor in the film are all fictional. A film called Guddi by Hrishikesh Mukherjee, released in the year 1971 was picturized on this issue.

Let’s accept the fact that generation is changing and so are the film scripts that the audience is more concerned about the plot rather than the actors no matter how they look or what they wear. Films are trying to be realistic, actors are ready to play grey-shaded characters instead of being flawless, and it’s ok to lose a battle at the end, the hero need not be a handsome, dashing, well-dressed man but a simple one. There are movies like ‘Chhoti Si Baat,’ ‘Saath Saath,’ and ‘Kabhi Haan Kabhi Naa’ where the heroes are not a hardcore, fighter but a simple, leaned figure boy. Love stories might not have a happy, united ending where the protagonist may lose the love of his life but can sensibly embrace the fact about leading a better life without someone. Films must show what’s believable as well as legitimate and the audience too should keep in mind the difference between the theatrical and real-world, learning and getting motivated by the positive aspects of the film. Our society can thrive if they start changing the taboos by accepting the change with open arms that the coming-of-age films are trying to bring with their distinguished and revolutionary plots.                

Gender – Always Ask, Never Assume

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Phobia from reality

What if you were eighteen, but people told you you’re twenty three just because “you look like it”? What if you were a vegan, but people called you a vegetarian saying “it’s pretty much the same thing”? What if you had Burgundy hair, but people laughed at you, and said your hair was black, just because they couldn’t see it? Wouldn’t this make you angry? Wouldn’t you feel like they were forcing their opinions on you without knowing the truth? Well, that is exactly how one feels, when you, without knowing their identity, just go ahead and assume their gender and their preferred pronoun.

What is Gender Identity

Gender identity is the personal sense of one’s gender and it may or may not correlate with their birth/biological gender. Gender identity is about how one experiences their own gender, despite what society expects. Gender can be shown through your identity (eg. labels, pronouns), body (eg. appearance), etc.

The Struggle for Identity

Chris Fernandes (he/him) who is the CEO and Founder of Goa Rainbow Trust talks about the different issues he had to tackle as a trans man.”I have always been attracted to females, but I didn’t know how to explain (my sexuality and identity) to my parents or relatives at that time (at a young age) so I dated boys to please my family and society”. But after a few years, when the pressure from his parents became unbearable, he told them the truth.

“In 2013, I started working as a veterinary nurse as I was passionate about animals. Getting back home, I would go online and search for people from the LGBTQ+ community. That is when Goa Rainbow started.” But since section 377 was still enforced then, not many people showed up. However, soon after the decriminalisation of section 377, the Goa Rainbow Trust was re-established and is now legally registered as an NGO for LGBTQ++ community. “We now ensure to have regular meetings every fortnight, weekend or Sunday. LGBTQ+ individuals as well as allies are always welcome to come and be a part of such meetings” he adds.

In 2019, The Psychology department of our college held a discussion forum to raise awareness about the LGBTQ++ community and Chris was invited as the Guest speaker. 

Francis Fernandes (he/him) who is a member of the Trust, says “I think we need to respect what people identify themselves as and not force our assumptions of their gender on them based on their appearance or behavioural characteristics.” He further tells that he identifies as an androgynous man, but people often assume he is a cross-dresser, the two being completely different things. He says in order to spread awareness about Gender Identification, we must educate the masses starting fron schools, colleges and work places.

What can be done?

Gender identification is more serious than one believes it to be. One’s ignorant nature towards someone’s identity could lead to great harm to that person’s physical and mental health. We as a society must respect others’ preferences with respect to their gender. A small step towards a bigger change would be always asking someone their preferred pronouns instead of assuming it. Discussing this issue on social media, holding meets, and even talking about it to your friends and family can be of great help.

Written by – Sakshi Desai