Should we be reminded about our Civic Responsibilities?

Do we forget to eat or take bath? Does someone help you remind about it? It comes hysterically when one is asked about these day-to-day silly things. When was the last time you were true to the word ‘patriot’? Is it difficult to recollect? Do you need shows like Satyamev Jayate, Crime Patrol to remind you your civic responsibilities? We give you insights about youth in a tête-à-tête with them.


We live in the largest democratic country of the world which mainly comprises of youth who have adapted to modern lifestyle and have forgotten their basic responsibility towards the society. Few shows like ‘Satyamev Jayate’, hosted by iconic movie star Aamir khan boasts about realizing our basic civic responsibility and evil things happening within our society. Do patriots and responsible citizen require a constant reminder or a push? Adil Mistry, a political enthusiasts and an employee with Amazon says, “At some point, we do require a reminder because we Indians are accustomed doing things that are told to do so.”


Many studies indicate that Television is a powerful medium and has a greater impact on everyone. Youth complain about the appearances of these shows once in blue moon. Karim Lalani, a businessman tells, “They are like small bombs which last couple of days and exhaust afterwards. Change begins as people keep watching these shows day in and night.”

With the exception of a couple of lessons taught in school, not a lot of attention is given to these aspects. Schools and homes do not teach their children about the importance of civic sense and how it could make a difference to the country and the quality of their lives. In lieu of this, Imran Bandeali, a business developer from the city tells, “More shows like Satyamev Jayate should be launched and aired repeatedly to help people differentiate between the right and wrong. When a kid is out of school, he doesn’t care about these aspects but money.”

Few youngsters are still in the point of view that civic responsibilities should come from within rather than a show reminding us about it. Adil adds, “Civic responsibility is something that should be self-realized but it’s good to see celebs preaching it. It can help ignite an inspiration because of their mass appeal and blind fan following.”


Today, when the country and the state are going under construction for a new leadership, showing civic responsibility is the need of the hour. It is not uncommon to read or hear about communal friction. Even living in the city has become difficult because people have no consideration whatsoever for fellow city-dwellers. Akbar Ali Gangani, an associate with ADP feels, “We tend to forget things. Shows like these help us to recollect and inspire us doing good things towards society.”

Indians are popular with these lines ‘everybody does it, we will do it too’ which seems to be a common excuse. It is difficult for a country to change its mindset when its leaders themselves are setting bad examples, round the clock, all the time. Change starts from one individual and spreads like virus. “An alarm clock is needed for us to remind us of our civic responsibility” concludes Adil.


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