What can I do for India?
Honourable Chief Guest, Respected Headmaster and Teachers, and My Dear Friends,
It is my privilege today to speak to you on a topic that is dear to my heart. What can I do for India? I have often thought about this question and have tried to find the answer in many ways.
When I joined the Rotoract club and we arranged a free eye checking camp for the poor of our locality, I got part of the answer. When I assisted the students of the Junior College in their Adult Education Shibir, again I got part of the answer.
In fact, when you come think of it, there are so many things that we as students can do to make this country a better place. Our main concern, I think, is in seeing that medical care and education reach those who do not have access to them. If we, as students, can do our little bit in these two fields, we are contributing much to the betterment and progress of India. Another field we can concentrate on is cleanliness and its awareness. We can conduct Cleanliness Campaign frequently in our localities. We can go from house to house telling people about the proper way of garbage disposal. We can also dissuade them from using plastic. In addition to these, we must take up tree plantation programmes with the help of the local municipal officers. There is so much to do, And such a lot that is not being done.
The Indian student force is very large. It runs into millions. Just think, how much and how soon our country would improve if every student takes up just one of these tasks I have mentioned seriously.