Topic– Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;
8) “Satisfaction lies in the effort, not in the attainment. Full effort is full victory.” ― Mohandas Gandhi. Comment in the context of the public services in India.(250 words)
Comment- here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Key demand of the question.
The question wants us to express our opinion on the importance of efforts and not the results, in order to attain satisfaction out of work. We have to form our opinion while relating it to the public services in India.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the types of efforts- objective effort and subjective effort.
- Bring out the difference between the two kinds of efforts.
- Discuss in detail as to why efforts are important as far as ethics are concerned.
- Discuss how genuine efforts are required in Indian public services. Discuss how sometimes it could not be possible to get results out of an act of public service but still giving efforts towards the objectives and goals of the organisation can be a good strategy.
Take the help of the article attached to the question to frame your answer.
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.