Topic: Ethics and Human Interface: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in human actions; dimensions of ethics; ethics in private and public relationships. 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) The concept of Sarvodaya is based on Principle of duties rather than rights of individuals. Discuss in detail relevance of the concept propounded by M K Gandhi as of today.(250 words)
Why this question:
The question is based on the concept of Sarvodaya as propounded by Mahatma Gandhi.
Key demand of the question:
Explain in detail the concept and its application and relevance even in today’s times.
Structure of the answer:
Explain in short what you understand by Sarvodaya.
This concept was first of all adopted by Mahatma Gandhi. It is a comprehensive, social, economic, political, moral and spiritual philosophy.
Sarvodaya is a term meaning ‘Universal Uplift’ or ‘Progress of All’. It is based on the principle of duties rather than rights of individuals. It lays great emphasis on moral and spiritual values. It seeks to create new social and economic values.
The concept of possession yields places to the concept of trusteeship. In the Sarvodaya society of Gandhiji’s dream, therefore, every member will be free from any greed for limitless acquisition of material wealth and more and more luxurious living.
everyone will, thus, get ample opportunity to produce and earn sufficiently through honest work for having a decent and dignified living.
Conclude that the concept is for the betterment of the society and holds significant role even today in its application.