Topic: Salient features of Indian society.
1) ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ has been the guiding light for Indian family system. Comment.(250 words)
Why this question:
The Vice President, Shri M. Venkaiah Naidu said at the International Conference of Global Mothers–2019 that ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbkam’ has been the guiding light for the Indian family system since time immemorial and our ethos and socio-cultural fabric are woven around this perceptive phrase.
Key demand of the question:
One has to explain in detail the philosophy of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ and its relevance to the Indian society.
Comment– here we have to express our knowledge and understanding of the issue and form an overall opinion thereupon.
Structure of the answer:
In brief narrate the theory behind’ Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’.
Discuss the concept of ‘Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam’ first.
Explain that Indian family system discourages individualism and encourages collectivism. India has grown and attained its current stature under the strong and supportive framework of its joint family system. A strong family system can be the best possible solution to overcome several crippling social evils.
Also explain that with the advent of urbanization and modernization, even in India, joint families are being fragmented. But the principle of Vasudhaiva Kutumbakam still is a guiding beacon for our society.
Conclude that Change is inevitable. Whatever the family system be, the core values that sustained and nourished Indian families for centuries together must never be compromised.