Introduction to Citizen

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The word "Citizen is derived from the latin word 'Civis' which means the person who lives in a city. A citizen is a person who is recognized member of a state under the law of a nation by having the rights of the state. This note gives the information all about the citizen.
Introduction to Citizen

The word Citizen is derived from the latin word 'Civis' which means the person who lives in a city. In the ancient time, there were small city-states in Greece and Rome. At that time city dweller was called the citizen. In ancient Greece, the women, slaves, low classes people and servants were not recognized as a citizen because of political rights. Nowadays all people living in a country like women and men, old or young, poor or rich, illiterate, all people of the town and village etc.

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A citizen is a person who is recognized the member of a state under the law of a nation by having the rights of the state. The citizen must be an inhabitant of the particular country and should belong to the country. A citizen has right to vote in the election of the parliament and can be the candidate in the election of a nation. There are two types of people living in a country, they are residents and citizen. All people can't be the citizen of a country.

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In the case of Nepal, a newly born child from the Nepalese father or mother in Nepal is directly the citizen of Nepal. People coming from other countries and residence are not known as the citizen of Nepal. They are called as Aliens. They cannot use any rights and law of the nation but can get the protection from the nation. They can't hold any governmental post and can't have the right to vote in the election. A citizenship of a nation is given to its citizen after the age of 18 which is a legal document or identity granted by the country.

Citizen is the backbone of its nation. All citizen should have positive and good manner towards its nation. Citizens are also responsible for developing the nation. They should involve in social work and developmental work or activities of a nation to developed the nation. A loyal citizen of a nation should always protect its public properties and rights. The public properties of a nation are like a public water tap, temples, ponds, monasteries,public building and so on. The important role thing of a citizen is to protect its nation and developed it.

Things to remember
  • The word "Citizen is derived from the latin word 'Civis' which means the person who lives in a city. 
  • A citizen is a person who is recognized member of a state under the law of a nation by having the rights of the state. 
  • The citizen must be an inhabitant of the particular country and should belong to the country. 
  • Citizen is the backbone of its nation. 
  • People coming from other countries and residence are called as Aliens. 
  • The important role thing of a citizen is to protect its nation and developed it. 

 

  • It includes every relationship which established among the people.
  • There can be more than one community in a society. Community smaller than society.
  • It is a network of social relationships which cannot see or touched.
  • common interests and common objectives are not necessary for society.
Questions and Answers

No, I don't think I'm the citizen of Nepal because to be a citizen of Nepal we must be the age of 18.   

The privileges that my family enjoys as being citizen are as follow:

  • Use of rights 
  • Can vote in the election of parliament 
  • Can get post in governmental office

 

A citizen is a person who is recognized member of a state under the law of a nation by having the rights of the state.

The difference between the citizen and alien are given below: 

Citizen Alien
A citizen is a person who is recognized member of a state under the law of a nation by having the rights of the state.

People coming from other countries and residence are called as Aliens. 

Citizens can use the rights of the nation. Alinens can't use the rights of the nation but can get protection. 
Citizens can vote in an election parliament of a nation.  Ainens cannot vote in an election parliament of a nation. 

The word "Citizen is derived from the latin word 'Civis' which means the person who lives in a city.

The rights that citizens can enjoy are given below: 

  • Right to food
  • Right to clothing
  • Right to education
  • Right to vote
  • Right to housing
  • Right to earn the property
  • Right to freedom
  • Right to culture and so on.

A country needs a healthy, active and educated citizen to protect and developed the nation in a proper way. 

The responsibilities of a citizen are as follow:

  • To develop the nation.
  • To protect public properties.
  • To work for social welfare. 

 

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