A citizen is a member of the community or a state enjoying certain privileges and performing certain duties He looks after security and the well being of the community and the community looks after his safety and security. He works for the welfare of the community or the state of which he is a permanent member. As a member of a civilised state he is expected to discharge his duties well and to enjoy the privilege granted by the state. In short, his rights and his duties are interred connected. He cannot ask for privileges or right without performing his duties.
It is the sacred duty of a citizen to defend his country against external attack of the enemies. If required he must be prepared to go to the battle-field as a soldier and fight for the safety of the nation. He must pay the taxes imposed on him from time to time. He must obey all the civil and criminal law and the orders of the Government from time to time. He should always feel that he is part and parcel of the Government. Thus he should show interest in public affairs and should deal with his fellowmen honestly.
A citizen generally enjoys three kinds of right: — (1) Economic, (2) Political, (3) Social. He enjoys certain fundamental rights such as rights to property, right to equality of opportunity, right to freedom of speech and freedom of movement. He has the freedom of professing, practicing and propagating any religion. The most important of his political right is the right to vote.
A good citizen always acts as the guardian of law of the state. He exercises his right to vote in a very responsible manner.
Good citizens always make a good nation. Therefore it is necessary that the children of a state must be trained properly to be good citizens in their youth.