Introduction: Students are social beings. They are enrolled in an educational institution to study a subject under the guidance of the instructors. They are engaged in study to build their life to serve the country. The future of the country is in the hand of today’s student generations. Therefore, it is essential to strengthen the hand of every student perfectly to bear the weight of the country. For the target of making themselves future social workers, the students should be socially involved in the leisure time of their study. They have some duties and responsibilities to society. By doing these duties and responsibilities, a student can learn and practice social rules.
Student life: The period of life which is spent in school, college and at home in studying and learning to acquire knowledge is called student life. It is the time to sow seeds. It is the time to prepare them for the examination. It is the time to build their life morally, educationally, socially and physically. The heat and dust of life and the hue and cry of the world generally do not move them.
Duty of the students: There are three duties of a man. They are duty to God, duty to parents and duty to mankind. But the main duty of the student is to study. They cannot keep them away from this duty. In their free time, they can go to serve the suffering people. The students are seen to spoil their free time by gossiping, roaming here and there or sitting idly. They can spend this time fruitfully for society. They can play important role during the national crisis. During flood, cyclones and famine students should stand by the affected people. They can collect money from the rich people to raise funds, rescue people, feed the hungry, and nurse the sick. The medical students may serve the sick with proper food, clothes, medicine, and other necessary things. All these remind us of Rabindranath Tagore’s words.
I slept and dreamt that life was joy.
I awoke and saw that life was service.
I acted and behold, service was joy.
Social service of the students: Service to mankind is the service to God. The students can render service to society in many ways. They can teach the illiterate members in their family or society. It will help to remove illiteracy from the country. They can encourage female education. The students can help the farmer by giving them knowledge on cultivation. They can give advice to the village people about health and sanitation. They may request the couples to keep their family small. It will be helpful to control the population problem of the country. Nowadays we feel the need of good politicians in the country. The students can also be a good politician beside their studies. They can play in awakening public opinion against social evils like drug addiction, religious prejudice, dowry system by taking out procession or organizing seminars.
Making perfect citizens: Social work is a challenging job. Here, the sense of humanity, honesty, morality is a factor to do this volunteer service perfectly. In this case, the students get the chance to rectify them for the target of making themselves perfect citizens for the country removing any selfish motive. They also get the opportunity to apply their learning topic as an experiment through social work.
Conclusion: Students and social services are interlinked with each other. By doing social services the students can make society a better place for happy living.