Duty, simply, means doing something good for others' benefit. It is a responsibility that a person assumes to other individuals and the society he/she lives in. Rights, on the one hand, are facilities, benefits or opportunities obtained by a person from others. They are never absolute. They correspond to respective duties. For example, to get the education is your right but to obey rules of your school is your duty connected with your right to education. Similarly, someone's right is another duty. It's your parents duty to make necessary arrangement for your education. One cannot claim right without commitment to do his/her duties. So rights and duties emerge and go together. They can be considered to be the two sides of a single coin or the wheel of a single cart.It is the duty of every person to uphold the provisions of the constitution of Nepal.
There are three types of duties as implied by our constitution. They are: -
The happiness and prosperity of the citizens come with the peace and development achieved by the country. So, it is the duty of all citizens to contribute in this or the manner to the peace and prosperity of their country. In democratic countries, we find the legislative, executive and judiciary working under a constitution for their progress and prosperity. The fruit of the country's peace and development is to be enjoyed by its citizens ultimately. So every citizen ought to try to serve the nation by the words or deeds.
The difference between rights and duties are given below:
|Right is the legal, social or ethical principles country provides a citizen.||Duty is a responsibility one does for the country.|
|Rights benefits citizens.||Duties benefit others.|
|Rights include Human rights, Child rights, Justice etc.||Duties include paying taxes, moral duties, casting votes etc.|
Moral duties are different from legal duties as following:
|Moral duties||Legal duties|
|Moral duty is a duty to lead a simple and honest life with a sense of respect and honor.||The legal duty is a duty done lawfully or as the law requires us to do.|
|Failure to moral duties may not bring legal actions but the bad impression from the society.||Failure to legal duties invites legal actions and may also lead to degradation to their status.|
|Moral duties are Allegiance, obedience, payment of taxes, etc.||Legal duties are: not to be negligent, to keep safe, public watchfulness, etc.|
The right to vote can be misused by voting for the wrong candidate. In an election, every vote counts and if people don't attend the election then the majority may go towards the wrong candidate and the country goes into the wrong hands. Therefore, it is essential to make sure that the right vote is not misused.
A duty that is done lawfully or as the laws require us to do is a ______.
To lead a simple and honest life either sense of respect and honor shown to other and family, teachers, guests and strangers is called ______.
service to nation
______ means a duty done lawfully or as the laws require us to do.
Nepali citizens of which age can cast for votes?