MIGRATION TO CITIES
Migration to cities is a phenomenon found in all countries. Our country is nothing different. People migrate to cities in search of job, educational facilities for children, convenience etc. A young man who moves to the city for education would not like to return to the rural settling to lead a rough and coarse life. Thus the educated concentrate in cities only. No temptation from the government regarding higher salaries or other facilities leads the doctor belonging to the rural family back to his hearth. For a technocrat there is no option but to be in a city. As there is a craze among the city dwellers to go abroad, there is equally great a passion among the rural people to visit cities and live there. In many cases the peaceful tenure of the villages has been lost with increasing insecurity for the rich, and perennials feuds pertaining to land.
Thus the metropolitan urban centre have in their lap a number of diversified people from a poverty stricken labourer to the rich industrialist-people belonging to different faiths and interest. For some, it is the glamour, for the other it is necessity. It is a heterogeneous society living on the same plank. One may ideally call it a unity in diversity. This unity is brought about by the compulsions of life.
The social mores in the city are different from those of the small villages where people voluntarily accept the concept of neighbourhood in the true sense. One is never away from his family in any part of the village. He loses sense of vicinity and compactness as soon as he is in an urban settling. The city is crowded and a crowd is not company. The social mores are changed and are optional. He may opt for them or remain aloof. The naturalities are no more binding upon him. He may move in the society if he is ambitious-remain drawn away if he shuns people.