Well, we all can do something to do our country proud in our own little ways. While there is no ground rule, all that we need to do is to understand that we have a wider role to play in the society as well.
For instance, we can actively engage ourselves in some voluntary group that takes up greening as a huge activity. In Bangalore, Chennai and even Madurai cities, there are many such groups. We can easily contact such groups through Facebook and through the internet services.
Secondly, we can do our bit to educate someone who is not so fortunate by supporting his or her education in whatever little ways we can and also by offering free coaching in, say, spoken English and so on, which will indeed help them to acquire skills much needed to grow and get jobs.
Thirdly, we can encourage groups that donate to Government schools and also to causes that promote public health, like eye camps and so on.
We also need to pay our taxes very well, so that we are set good examples for others to follow. We also need to be socially responsible by not spitting on public roads, using dustbins at stations, not wasting water anywhere and so on. If we do all this, we would have done our nation proud. Of course, being patriotic is assumed here.