When we reside in a country we become the citizen of that country. We have some obligations towards our nation. We have to fulfil many duties and become a smart citizen. A smart citizen helps in the development of the country. Here are 10 ways to become a smart citizen.
10. Be educated and support education
Can you think of success without education? Being educated has become very necessary in today’s world. An uneducated person has no knowledge about his duties toward his country, his society and his family. Only an educated person knows how to work in a correct manner and how to behave in a particular situation. It is hard for an uneducated person to understand the modern society and how can they help the society. A person can’t become wise without getting enlightened by the education. Education is important to have a secure future. If you want to become a smart citizen you must support education.
9. Don’t litter the waste
A smart citizen will never throw the waste here and there. People tend to throw the wafer packets, fruit peels, cans etc on the roads while travelling. Many people do not use the municipal dustbins to throw their house waste. Instead of throwing it in municipal dustbin they throw the waste on empty grounds and on roads. It is important to keep our surroundings clean as waste littering on open grounds attract flies and mosquitoes which causes many diseases. Be a smart citizen and throw your waste in dustbins. It is a habit of a good citizen to pick up nay lying litter.
8. Don’t waste electricity
Many of us are not in a habit of switching off the fans and lights when we leave the room. Not only this, when we go to some public places or offices we waste electricity just because we are not paying for it. You must know that electricity is generated from non renewable resources. If we keep on wasting electricity like this, there will come a day when we will have no lights in our home. Always turn off fans and lights when not in use.
7. Be aware
If you want to become a good citizen then it is necessary for you to know what is going around in the society. Reading newspaper and watching the daily news helps us to be aware of our society and the things going around us. Be aware of the new projects like environmental projects going around you and is there any negative effects of such projects on your society. Take part in meetings of your society and help to make your society a better place.
6. Help others
When you help someone you will get a very good feeling about yourself. You should help people in need. Help old people to cross the roads. When you see someone stuck somewhere then help them get out of the situation.
5. Fulfill your duties
As a citizen of a country you are given many rights. When you enjoy these rights there are many duties which you have to fulfil as a citizen of this country. First duty of the citizen is to enjoy the rights given to him and the most important duty is to be loyal to his country. It is also important for the citizen to help in the development of his country. One must not destroy public property.
4. Follow all the laws
There are laws made by the government of the country in order to maintain peace and order in the country. When we expect others to behave properly and follow their laws and so you have to follow them too. A smart citizen is never the one who should break the laws and rules. One must respect other citizens and treat them properly like his own sisters and brothers.
3. Use resources adequately
Many natural resources that we use for different purposes in our lives are non- renewable. We should not waste such resources and should use them efficiently. One way to save natural oil is car pooling. One can also use public transport to save petrol and other natural oil. Recycling products is also a good way to save resources. If your city has a recycling system then recycles plastics and papers. Recycling not only helps to save resources but it also helps to reduce the waste that is put in the landfills.
If you have enough time or money, you should share it with people who are not so fortunate to get these amenities. Join groups and communities which aim to help people in need. You can also help the people who do not have homes. Volunteer in soup kitchens and shelters which help homeless crowd in your city. Donate money to organizations that work on improvement of life of people. You can also donate clothes or other items of need to such people.
It is important to participate in the making of government of your nation. Everyone’s vote is important and it helps in making a good government. You can also help the election committee to organize rallies to make people aware of the importance of vote.