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Patriotism means to love one’s country, people and to defend it. The land where we are born is dearer than life of ours. It is rightly said motherland and mother are greater than heaven. Mother brings us into the world and motherland rears us. So, it is greater than our lives. It is a noble dealing of us to be patriot that fills our hearts with proud.
The achievement of country’s glory inspires us. Whenever we see our national flag hosted our head is held high and we feel proud, we cheer, and if it bows we lose or country and become ready to sacrifice our lives. We are proud of Amar Singh Thapa, Dharmabhakta and Balabhadra, who sacrificed their lives for national independence and its unification.
A true patriot always thinks for betterment of his country and people. He keeps national interest above his personal one but a false patriot looks towards his personal interest. But, on the other hand a true patriot has a selfless character. He is the true son of a nation.
Patriotism is to love one’s country but it doesn’t mean to hate the rest of the world. It is the age of international brotherhood. We are living together within an international family. We have to think about welfare of mankind. Wherever people are suffering, a true patriot shouldn’t show his personal joy. He has to try his best to save human race. It is because of globalization, and patriotism.
We, Nepalese, extremely need a feeling of patriotism. Being the second poorest country of the world, if we don’t think for the development of our country, we will certainly fall behind the developed countries. All the citizens including politicians, pilots, social workers, engineers, students etc. should show and possess a feeling of selflessness. Those who are selfish and are always living for themselves are also needed to change their attitude towards country and show their extreme love for the nation.
Finally, patriotism in a true and broad sense is indeed marvelous. As a result of the sacrifices of patriots, a country can develop in no time and become self sustained. We can make the life of all people happy and we can preserve our pride by way of true patriotic feelings. Thus, a true citizen of a country must be a true patriot.