Topic– Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;
7) Mahatma Gandhi’s vision and voice have a rare resonance in numerous hearts around the world because it springs from the timeless humanistic vision. Comment.(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 knowledge and understanding of the Gandhi’s values of humanism and his contribution towards the same endeavour.
Structure of the answer
Introduction– write a few introductory lines about the role of Mahatma Gandhi towards the freedom struggle and in eradicating/ fighting against various social evils in the society.
Discuss in detail about the Gandhian values of humanism. E.g His experience with truth and his commitment to serve those in need are inspirational; As he himself had said, “The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.”; This vision of service and humanism, and transforming noble thoughts to tangible action, has inspired several generations of world leaders; Gandhiji was an inspiration to all mankind. He truly believed that cleansing our inner being of all evils is as important as cleansing our countries of colonialism. His deep sense of compassion and inclusiveness permeated his outlook on humanity — this included his opponents as well. Mahatma Gandhi said: “I am endeavouring to see God through service of humanity for I know that God is neither in heaven, nor down below, but in everyone.” etc.
Conclusion– based on your discussion, form a fair and a balanced conclusion on the given issue.