South a good neighborhood in order to be developed.

South Asian
perspective

A bad neighbor is a
misfortune, as much as a good neighbor is a blessing. Neighbors are the people
who live near us, and their behaviour influences our daily life. Good neighbors
can make us feel comfortable and help us in many ways, and everyone will be
benefited from a good relationship among neighbors. Though we like or dislike
our neighbors it is very important to keep a good relation with them. Not only
our next-door neighbors, our relation with neighboring countries must as well
be good .

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The area of the place
that surrounds our home or the area we live in is called neighborhood. Good neighborhood
is as important as neighbors because a good neigborhood reflects the community’s
character, encourages the people living in that neighborhood to involve in
social development projects and other activites. Not only in the area we are
living but the country also needs a good neighborhood in order to be developed.

Special relationship
between neighboring countries increases the possibility of development of those
countries. In perspective of South Asia, the relationship between all the eight
countries (i.e. Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, India, Maldives, Nepal,
Pakistan, Sri lanka) that lie in this part of the world is good. All these
countries have a good relation with each other and have proven to be good
neighbors by helping the country that is in need.  A good neighborhood is required to all the
countries as they will be of great help economically, politically, culturally. Relation
between the countries of South Asia can be seen from different
perspectives:  Economical view, cultural
view, political view, trade relation.

If we look at the
recent updates, we can see that the economic 
status of the countries in South Asia is growing rapidly. This part of
world is experiencing positive economic momentum. Since decades, South Asia has
focused on improving overall health and primary education levels and upgrading
infrastructures, areas of particular importance for future diversification. Health
and primary education and infrastructures have proved significantly in South
Asia but the latter remains the region’s second weakest pillar. Investment in these
areas will be essential to fully unlock economic growth.  This rapid economic growth has become only
possible due to the unity they have in them and also because they are in a good
neighbourhood.

South Asian countries
are characterized by tremendous socio-cultural diversity,which , in the first
place is observed within each country of the region. Nevertheless people of the
region share social, cultural, linguistic and religious practices across the
national boundaries.  One can either see
the diversity as too overwhelming to see any relevance in the region as a
civilizational enitity or one can point out the similarities and see them as
symptomatic of cultural continuities across the subcontinet. Similarities are
also observed in the social realm as people from South Asia also share
analogous hierarchical comceptions of society, with the caste system largely
replicated by people as its epitome. South Asia is a land in which people have
managed to introduce caste into all religions, be it Christianity, Buddhism,
Jainism, Hinduism, or Islam.

On the political
level, despite the intermittent difference in regimes, some practices are
strikingly similar, such as dynastic tradition that has enabled women to occupy
the highest position in several countries of South Asia. The fact that
discrimination against women can reach high levels in these socities can not be
resisted. Political parties has played an active roles in decolonization,
freedom struggles and social change in the region. All the countries in the
South Asia has almost same history too.  India,
since its independence has practiced democracy and is most matured democracy in
the region while Bangladesh and Pakistan have both experienced military and
civilian rules. While democracy has been stablized in Bangladesh, democratic
practices are weak in Pakistan. Nepal has now abloished monarchism and opted for
federal democracy. Though Sri lanka demonstrated a stable political
development, in recent years politics has been turbulent.  Bhutan has been the only South Asian country
with a monarchial rule. Inspite of many experiment and innovative efforts to
streamline public administrations, government has remained weak, unresponsive
to citizen’s need, transparent and unaccountable. These have made wicked
problems such as corruption, poor service quality and delivery, energy crisis,
unemployment, more precarious in all the countries in South Asia.

The trade
relationship withing the countries of South Asia is also good. Pakistan and Sri
lanka are considered as the export base of the four major South Asian sountries
(Bangladesh, India, Pakistan and Sri lanka). While some countries export the
goods and necessities, the other countries import. Though the south Asian
countries don’t  trade with each other
extensively, they have a good trade relation. Intraregional trade mainly consists
of food commodities and agricultural raw materials.

South Asian
countries have established a regional intergovernmental organization and
geopolitical union of nations which is called The South Asian Association for
Regional Cooperation (SAARC). SAARC was founded in Dhaka on December 8, 1985. The
organization was founded in order to promote development of economic and
regional integration. SAARC maintains diplomatic relations at  the UN as an observer and has develpoed links
with multilateral entities.SAARC not only maintains relations but also focuses
to support individuals and organizations within the region. It gives awards to
individuals and oraganizations based in South Asia in order to encourage them
to undertake programs that complement the efforts of SAARC, to encourage them
to contribute for bettering the conditions of women and children, to maintain
peace, development, environment protection and regional cooperation.

The
neighborhood in South Asia is good if we see it from the perspective of
economy, culture, trade and politics. In addition with that a good neighborhood
must also be of help when in need. Climate also plays a major role in making
the neighbor and neighborhood good or bad. When the neighboring countries face
disasters or calamities, the neighbors must help the country that is suffering.
Not only economically but the whole neighborhood must be able to help the country
in every way possible. Being supportive just economically does not make  the neighborhood a good one. In todays world,
neighbors play a very important role in our life. Be it next-door neighbor or
be it a country next to ours; nobody is complete without neighbors. But as
nieghbors, neighborhood is equally important because having a goof neighbor but
not living in a goo neighborhood wouldn’t be of any help because to be strong
not only our neighbor but the whole neighborhood must be supportive.

The climate
in the South Asia is almost similar and all the countries have to face the same
kind of climate, so all the countries know how the climate feels like and how
it feel when the weather is bad. Therefore the countries in South Asia don’t take
a step back when it’s time to help the countries in the region.

(concluding
para maybe) For proper security among the regions, neighborhood is
important. If a nation has no neighbors and does not live in a good
neighborhood then it will have to face lots of problems which inclued economic
problem, security problem, political prolem. The nation has to face problems in
trade too. Instead of developing, the nation would degrade and would lose it’s
identity too.