Man is a social animal. This statement is from the great Greek philosopher Aristotle, he believed that many units play a role in the formation of society, in which the family is the main unit. In ancient Indian tradition, there was a practice of joint family in which people of several generations lived together in the same family.
But the present thinking and needs have marginalized the joint family. The joint family, once considered the pride of Indian tradition, is dying even in the villages today. Through this speech we will learn about joint family.
Speech on Joint Family
Honorable Chief Guest Sir, my warm greetings to the organizers of the program and to all the friends present here, Respected Director allowed me to say two words on the joint family, I express my heartfelt gratitude to them. As you all know that joint family has been the main feature of our Indian society where children get opportunity for their all round development and good values and qualities are developed in them.
Joint family is the mirror of ancient Indian culture and customs. It preserves ancient Indian art, handicrafts, craftsmanship etc. and keeps on passing them on from generation to generation in future. Today, if handicraft art is flourishing even in the age of machines, our characteristic features are presenting themselves raising their heads, if Indian culture is being hailed in the country and abroad, then maximum credit should go to the joint family, each The member carries within himself the image of a small India. Every person living in a joint family considers service to the elderly as his religion and service to the nation as his karma.
Friends, a joint family is a family whose elders never go to old age homes. It is a joint family where no one is ever considered a burden. The unemployed, widows and handicapped also have full rights in the property. There is a feeling of unity and cooperation among all the members of the family. In fact, if Modi ji has talked about development for all, if it comes true somewhere on the ground, then in our joint family.
Friends, with these few words, I end my speech and hope that my words must have touched your conscience, and forced you to think about joint family.
Honorable Principal Sir, teachers present, and my dear friends!
I extend my warm greetings to all of you, in front of all the dignitaries present here today, I got the opportunity to say a few words on the joint family, for which I feel proud.
Joint family is an institution where social and moral values are formed and human tries to achieve the goals of humanity by making these values on the basis and these civic values, thoughts, behaviors etc. determine the character of the nation and such Only a nation with characteristic features sets new records on the world stage.
There is a sense of restraint and cooperation among the members of a joint family, due to which a divine joint energy is born, which is the deterrent of house tribulations, the factor of progress of the family, and maintains the unity among the members. As much as joint family is useful for the upbringing and physical development of children, it is equally important in the last times of the elderly because till the end the control of the family remains in their hands, they need to depend on any one member for fulfillment of their wishes. is not required.
There are some problems where children are hesitant to tell parents, in such a situation they can share their problem with other family members like Grandparents, Kaka-Kaki, Bhaiya-Bhabhi, Bua, Didi etc. The joint family is seen as the ideal family in the country of India and we feel very proud to say that joint family is prevalent in abundance in our country. But it seems that our happiness will not last long as the intensity of migration, urbanization and industrialization has started to bring about rapid changes in the family structures. Census 2011 data shows that 12.97 crore households out of total 24.88 crore households in India are nuclear families. According to these figures, in 2011 itself, the number of nuclear families had exceeded 50 percent. With this estimate, its figures for the present time will be very worrying.
Friends, the more difficult it will be for us to find out the reason for the disintegration of joint families, it will be many times more difficult to solve those reasons. If we had to use only one word for these reasons, we would use the word migration. Many factors can be responsible for migration. like-
- Migration to industrial area for employment
- Migration to cities for a good and comfortable lifestyle
- Moving to towns and cities for higher education and business
- Due to the decline of the village industry
- Decrease in cultivable land due to population growth
- migration caused by women moving towards women empowerment etc.
If we believe the government figures, then the number of internal migrants in India was 315 million in 2001, which increased to 45.36 million in 2011 and according to the International Organization for Migration (IOM), 1.75 crore people are living as migrants in different countries of the world. are. In view of all these problems, if we want to stop the disintegration of joint family, then first and foremost we have to solve the causes of migration together with the government. Which has been started by the Uttar Pradesh government by setting up ‘Labour Welfare Commission’.
Now let me end my words here.
The above discussions make it clear that how the joint family contributes invaluable to the children, old people, widows, unemployed, handicapped, society and nation building and protection, how it develops human qualities in human and takes him to the pinnacle of success. That is how he has kept humanity alive in the heart of human even today. But the concern is that even after being so useful, today it is endangered, even in rural areas it is lying on the crematorium. Governments are also not taking care of it, God knows that its compensation will not be easy.