Patriotism cannot stay confined within the higher educational institutionsWe celebrate Independence Day, Republic Day, Indian Navy Day, Martyr's Day, etc to remember the significance of each occasion and pay due respect to all those who sacrificed their lives for the cause of our nation. It is our duty, as a citizen, to know the history of struggles our countrymen went through to fight oppression. The educational institutes and our seniors play a significant role to impart the sense of respect in us and we follow the path shown by our seniors throughout the life.
When we start to manage life on our own, we look for reasons about what is happening around us and sometimes we are baffled. We look for answers, ask for help, but at times the doubt remains. The recent circular of UGC that requests every higher educational institutions to celebrate Surgical Strike Day is one of them. Here the doubt is related to patriotism. The day has a special significance and there cannot be any doubt into it, but why directing the institutions only through a circular? If it is really for patriotism then observe the day everywhere in the country without limiting it to the educational institutes only. What do the members say in this regard?