Discipline is the training of the mind and character. It must be instilled in us from very young age. It must begin at home and continued in school.
Discipline teaches us to be respectful and obedient to those in authority. Those who are obedient to teachers in school become obedient citizens when they grow up.
Discipline gives us self-control. We learn the importance of doing our duty. We realise that, instead of doing what we like, we must learn to like what we do. A disciplined child puts duty before pleasure. He will finish studying his lessons before going to play.
Disciplined school children are always orderly and punctual in their habits. They do not create a noise and disturbance in class. They learn better because they are quiet and receptive in class.
Disciplined schoolchildren know how to co-operate both with their teachers and their companions. No team-games are possible without discipline. Everything runs smoothly when there is discipline in a school.
Everyone who has a good character also has a strong sense of discipline. This discipline can be acquired, only when one is young. It helps to build up a strong character, and a strong will. People with character will do what is right, whether anyone is watching them or not. Such people become responsible citizens of their country. Those who have no discipline become disorderly, violent and irresponsible citizens. Hence it is very important that children should be disciplined in school, so that they might become worthy citizens of their country. They will become decent law-abiding citizens.