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“The path of progress is seldom smooth. Social reform faces countless obstacles and encounters fierce opposition.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Topic: Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators;

6. What does this quote means to you? (150 words)

“The path of progress is seldom smooth. Social reform faces countless obstacles and encounters fierce opposition.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Difficulty level: Easy

Why the question:

The question is part of the static syllabus of General studies paper – 4.

Structure of the answer:

Introduction: 

Begin the answer by explaining the quote in your own words.

Body:

Explain the context of social reforms and the difficulties one faces to ensure social reforms. Cite attitudinal reasons for the same. Substantiate with examples from the past and present.

Conclusion:

Conclude by mentioning ways to overcome resistance to for social reform.