Studies are magical, enchanting, mesmerizing, inspiring
Only if we read honestly, attentively, devotedly, whole-heartedly.
I am a student of Class XII in a college not far away from my old school, and here I am busy. studying the elective and compulsory subjects. My elective subjects are Economics, Civics, and Arabic.
Of course, the compulsory subjects, that every Intermediate student studies, are English, Urdu, Pakistan Studies and Islamic Studies. I think these are rather more in number than we can manage in a session. We all know that money and monetary matters, trade, industry, budgets, and economic development are the most talked-about subjects these days. It is economics, in the early classes of college life that introduces us to the working of the economic system in its various parts. It tells us about the production of different goods and their distribution in the country, the incomes of different people, their standards of living, problems of employment and foreign and national trade and loans.
What I find to be most interesting about economics is its explanation of international trade. We come to know the principles of import and export, the balance of payments between countries and the working of international institutions like the International Monetary Fund (the IMF) and the World Bank (WB).
Civics is the study of the rights and duties of citizens and the working of the local government like union councils and municipal corporations. It is, in fact, an introduction to the broader political and social life of the country. It is interesting as well as useful as its study leads (takes) us to political science that tells us about the complete working of the government, legislatures (law-making bodies) and the judiciary (courts and their powers) and about international relations.
My third elective subject, that is, Arabic is my favorite choice, firstly, because it is the language of the Holy Quran. Secondly, each of its words has several different meanings and the language is richer than most other languages. My other compulsory subjects, that is, English, Urdu, Pakistan Studies and Islamic Studies are common to all other students as I said earlier, and I need not discuss them in detail. Needless to say, that I study English with real effort because it is a link between Pakistan and the rest of the world. It is a true and living link between one province and a reliable connection between the provinces and Kashmir. On top of everything else, English is the ruling language of science and technology.
“While studying, we rise higher than our surroundings, in the company of great minds.”