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7)Discuss the role of the family in inculcating values. The dilemma for a modern society is how to preserve  family values in a nation of diverse tastes. Comment.(250 words)

TOPIC Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

7)Discuss the role of the family in inculcating values. The dilemma for a modern society is how to preserve  family values in a nation of diverse tastes. Comment.(250 words)

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Why this question

The first part of the question is a direct excerpt from the mains syllabus while the second part is its extension to conflict between diversity of tastes vs family values. the issue is related to GS-4 syllabus under the following heading-

Human Values – lessons from the lives and teachings of great leaders, reformers and administrators; role of family, society and educational institutions in inculcating values.

Key demand of the question.

The question wants us to bring out the role of family in inculcating values in a person and then form a personal opinion on the dilemma of the society to preserve family values in the face of diverse tastes.

Directive word

Discuss- we have to write in detail about the role of a family in inculcating values in a child.

Comment- we have to present the the present structure and nature of a modern society and how it influences a family’s capacity of inculcation and transmission of values.

Structure of the answer

Introduction-  give a brief definition of values and family.

Body-

  • Discuss in points the role of family in inculcating values in a child.

E.g discuss individual values of truthfulness, sense of responsibility, happiness, peace,  etc are inculcated without any conscious effort.

  1.  present the current scenario of nuclear families, single parents and how it affects the transmission and inculcation of values.

E.g stress on materialism/ consumption, high competition, presence of superstructures like globalization, nations, social media etc.

Conclusion– Based on the above discussion, form a fair, balanced and concise opinion on the second part of the question.