Participation of students in politics under proper guidance is better than keeping them away from politics.
Some people think that politics is a fishy game and spoils the career of young people, therefore, students be kept away from it which is incorrect. Students should get proper professional political training in their colleges and universities. Students be allowed to take part in politics in a restricted way. Participation of students in politics under proper guidance is better than keeping them away from politics. They may be made able to face the political problems of the country.
The question is whether we may isolate the students from politics or politics from our lives. The life of a man is very complicated, silly and strange. If we forbid students from politics then we cannot produce good political leaders which will create shortage of political leaders and no one will care our community and citizens. If so, then how is it possible to keep our students, the cream of our nation, away from politics? No doubt, there is a danger that students be misguided. But we should guard against this danger. Let us face the issue boldly. We should develop the right type of political consciousness in our students.
Participation in politics trains a student to be a good citizen. It gives them training in the democratic way of life. They grew into a responsible and cultured citizen who is an asset to the nation.
It is a bright truth that politics is concerned with the affairs of the country, its constitution, foreign relations, national issues and other important daily routine matters. A good and a very young citizens are naturally interested in these important affairs.
Of course, their views on politics are very superficial and immature but their keen interest is a positive gesture towards professional politics. Similarly, attitude of students at college or university level are also the same. The students at college and university level are fighting with each other during union-elections etc.
Now, it is difficult to pronounce any verdict in favor of one or the other point of view. The golden mean would probably be the best way out. A student should take part in politics but it should not be an active participation. All activities are good if one remains within reasonable limits. Students should, therefore, pay primary attention to their studies. They should, at the same time, keep themselves informed about what is happening around them. They should not hesitate from jumping into politics if the situation threatens the unity and the freedom of the country.