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) Elaborate on the virtues of courage and insistence on inter-faith harmony as propounded by Mahatma Gandhi.(250 words)
Why this question:
The article talks about the greatest virtues of courage and insistence on inter-faith harmony that was practiced by Mahatma Gandhi.
Key demand of the question:
The question is straightforward and is about elaborating upon the two virtues of courage and insistence on inter-faith harmony.
Elaborate – Give 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 brief define the two virtues in short.
Discuss the significance of courage – It is a virtue when we choose to do good, especially when that is most difficult. Courage most demands our respect when it incurs risk without selfish motivation. Courage is moral strength in the face of danger. Courage is most virtuous when it is combined with knowledge, wisdom, and opinion.
Discuss the idea as propounded by Gandhi and other thinkers such as Aristotle who described the virtue of courage.
Also discuss the importance of inter-faith harmony from the perspectives of Mahatma.
Conclude by reasserting significance that the two virtues hold even today.