Topic: population and associated issues, poverty and developmental issues, urbanization, their problems and their remedies. Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes; mechanisms, laws, institutions and Bodies constituted for the protection and betterment of these vulnerable sections.
3) Explain how Guru Nanak’s langar is helping UN achieve its ‘zero hunger’ goal. (250 words)
Why this question:
Of 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the second one — ‘zero hunger’ — aims to end extreme hunger and malnutrition, especially among children, by 2030. The article captures the role that the principle of ‘Langar’ can play in eliminating hunger issue in the country.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the concept of Langar propounded by Guru Nanak and in what way it can aid in achieving zero hunger goals of SDGs.
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:
In short highlight how Guru Nanak’s ‘langar’ is contributing to achieving this goal and reducing malnutrition in African countries, bringing down ‘preventable children deaths’.
Explain what ‘Langar’ is – Langar refers to a system of developing a community kitchen, where people irrespective of their caste, religion and social status sit together on the floor and have food.
Discuss the link between Guru Nanak and langar.
Explain the relevance of it to UN’s ‘Zero Hunger’ goal.
Conclude with way forward.