DIGNITY OF LABOUR
Dignity of labour refers to the respectability of manual labour. The present day youth, unfortunately, are unenthusiastic to do some jobs. We must understand all jobs are important. No jobs are mean. We should not be averse to manual labour, if it is important and useful to us. Can we think of a day without such a labour or labourer? Ploughman, mason, scavenger, barber, sweeper, farmer, carpenter, cobbler, fruits and vegetable sellers etc are all doing work for the advantage of all and Sunday. Their service is important for our regular life. Actually they are discovering the true meaning and joy of life. It is bad if we sit idle. A n idler hardly knows what it is to live .Naughtiness starts in his mind. Our time is valuable, so we must do whatever the manual work, which will keep us healthy and happy. When we do any work, we must do it seriously and sincerely.
The life of Gandhi is a good example; he thought us the dignity of labour. He would clean, wash and work all kinds of jobs. It never dishonoured him. We know he is the father of our nation. Abraham Lincoln is another distinctive example for it. He showed his respect for labours. He was the president of great America. He also taught us the dignity of labour. One day he split logs using axe for a poor woodcutter, allowing him to take enough rest.
There is a saying, Work is worship. Life is meant for action. Suppose a person stops making use of one of his arms, by strapping it to his side and does not move it .The arm will shrink and wither away. It is equally true the whole body. In this context we should remember a few things: All jobs are important; doing any work is useful; sitting idle is bad; whatever we our job; do it earnestly; works like cleaning, washing ,working on a farm and so on do not degrade our dignity. The harder we work, the more we find ourselves in true with life . Mahatma Gandhi said, for those who are failed with the presents of god with them, to labour is to pray. Their life is one continueous prayer or act of worship.