Jose John December 26, 2015 No Comments
STUDENTS AND POLITICS The subject of students in politics has become a pertinent issue today in view of the concern expressed by the Supreme Court, about a students’ union elections recently held at a well-known university. Reportedly, there were instances of rowdy behaviour by some of the Union leaders within the campus and lavish flow of money in the election campaigns. Earlier, the court had examined yet another case where student union members had bashed up teachers and locked up their Vice Chancellor for catching students copying in the examination. It was revealed by the court that college elections were being fought not by genuine students, but by professionals who fulfilled the eligibility criteria by getting themselves enrolled in one or the other of the courses. It is, therefore, important in the above context for students to understand what “politics” is and what the true role of a “politician” is. The literal meanings of the two words are – the activities associated with controlling and managing the affairs of a group of people, and the term politician connotes a person who involves himself into politics as a job, and not as a matter of casual interest. It appears from the above meanings that politics involves organizing people and directing...
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Essay writing – Students and Politics

Jose John August 21, 2012 No Comments
There is a general feeling that in the modern world politicians have brought down the institution of politics to an area wrought with corruption, deceit, backbiting, manipulations, hooliganisms etc. it is precisely for these reasons that most people stay away from it. It is an issue to be debated. In most cases, although people have the talent and the inclination to make great strides in politics, they shun it due to a feeling of repulsion and regret. In such a scenario letting students to get involved in politics evokes trivial responses. Students of today live in an age where impressions create honour and pride. Student power is like a double- edged sword. They are like raw clay and if moulded with the right ideals they can revolutionalize and turn a country from doldrums to the pinnacle of achievement and glory. But if misguided they could be problematic to the society and would result in a pitiable state wherein manpower and energy are wasted. Most students are at crossroads trying to decide on the most suitable profession/career/stream of study in keeping with their aptitude and talents. Students’ involvement in politics at this stage would mean diverting their main attention from their academic pursuits, which at this point, is of prime...
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