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4) Do prayers in the morning assembly at schools amount to giving religious instruction? Also explain if they conflict with the point of fundamental duty of inculcating scientific spirit and rational temper in citizens.(250 words)

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4) Do prayers in the morning assembly at schools amount to giving religious instruction? Also explain if they conflict with the point of fundamental duty of inculcating scientific spirit and rational temper in citizens.(250 words)

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Why this question:

The article debates on the conflicts that arise out of having prayers in the school assembly with respect to fundamental duties enshrined in the constitution.

Key demand of the question:

Bring out in detail the different aspects around the topic in question and with suitable justifications form and present a balanced opinion.

Directive:

Explain – Clarify the topic by giving a detailed account as to how and why it occurred, or what is the particular context. You must be defining key terms where ever appropriate, and substantiate with relevant associated facts.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

In brief narrate the context of the question.

Body:

Explain that across South Asia, schools do have a morning assembly of which the prayer is considered an essential component. The only question is: what kind of musical or lyrical material is good for fulfilling the purposes for which the morning assembly is used?

Discuss whether schools funded partially or fully by the state should eschew prayers in the morning assembly?

Present a discussion upon conflict with fundamental duty of inculcating scientific spirit and rational temper in citizens.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a fair and balanced opinion.

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