Patriotism Composition : Introduction : Patriotism is a noble virtue. It is inherent in man. A man must have patriotic feelings. Patriotism is a part of our religion. It enables a man to work for the country. What is patriotism? Patriotism means love for one’s own country. It is the sterling quality of man. Patriotism is the greatest wealth and trait of man. It is the most desired thing of life. Every man has this virtue.
A true patriot : The man who loves his country is a patriot. A true patriot loves his country more than his life. he loves his country men, its soil, land and every particle. He places the interest and welfare of his country above everything. He feels the superiority of motherland over everything The poet rightly says:
“Breathes there the man with soul so dead
Who never to himself hath said,
This is my own, my native land.”
A patriot has great strength of mind. He is bold, strong and straight forward. he is not afraid of anyone. He is always ready to stand by the country. Everyone loves and respects him. During his life time, he holds a supreme position among the people. His name and fame spreads far and wide. After his death, a true patriot does not go into oblivion. He lives among the people.
Expression of patriotism : Patriotism is inherent in man. Man cannot sit idle in time of the country’s evil days. When the country needs, people go forward to protect the country./Either in natural disaster or foreign occupation, man expresses their patriotism by working or sacrificing for the country and country people. Man offers all of his glory, pride, merit and wisdom for the betterment of his country.
Excellence of patriotism : Patriotism fortifies man’s excellencies. It makes a man liberal and open-hearted. it creates co-operation, sympathy, love and affection in man. It is purely an expression It exhorts man to elevate him to the acme of perfection and excellence.
Ingraining of patriotism in student life : The habit of patriotism should be cultivated in student life. The students are soft and pliable. They should be motivated to practise and adopt this type of sterling quality. If the students can love their motherland, they can be able to sacrifice their lives for the people.
An unpatriotic man : An unpatriotic man is the most abject person. He lives a very shabby life. He is hated by all. Nobody loves him. Everyone avoids him. No bird or minstrel sings for him) During his life time, he encounters reprimands and reproaches from everyone. After his death, he goes into oblivion. (He dies a double death. His life is really very pitiable.
Great patriots of the world : Everyone must have patriotism. Only lip service will not do. The important personalities, living or dead have shown pure patriotic feelings. These type of people are available in human history. In our sub-continent A.K. Fazlul Haque, Saheed Sohrawardi, Moulana Abdul Hamid Khan Bhasani, Khudiram, Netazi Subash Chandra Bose, Mahatma Gandhi etc. showed their ardent love and devotion for the country and countrymen. The people will cherish their memory for ever.
Danger of narrow patriotism : Patriotism is good but narrow patriotism is detestable. It is a recognized danger. It provokes ill feelings between person to person and country to country.
Conclusion : Patriotism is the purifying virtue. It keeps us aloof from all the evil thoughts. It is a glaring quality of man. it can help to create a smooth and peaceful living for all.