What is responsibility?

A responsibility is a duty or an obligation TO DO something. For example, you have the responsibility to take care of your parents in there old age, to attend madrasah and pursue your studies properly and so on. You have also the responsibility to society and the government, e.g to help a neighbor in trouble or to cast your vote if you are 18 or over.

A responsibility is also an obligation or a duty NOT TO DO something. For example, you have the responsibility not to steal a book from a public library or not to put your building materials on the footpath. These are the responsibilities as citizens. But there are the responsibility of the government as well. Our government has the responsibilities for it’s citizens “the basic necessities of life, including food, clothing, shelter, education and medical care. ” The government also has the responsibilities to protect the fundamental rights of its citizens of freedom of speech and expression, freedom of the press, freedom of the religion, equality of all before law etc.

The knowledge, skills and attitudes you have gained at home, at madrasah and in society will help you to accept your responsibilities and to carry them out effectively. Remember, discharging your responsibilities will bw good for you, good for your family and friends, and good for your society and country as a whole.

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