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Topic: Aptitude and foundational values for Civil Service, integrity, impartiality and non-partisanship, objectivity, dedication to public service, empathy, tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections.
6. “Without tolerance and harmony the lasting peace of societies cannot be maintained, and loyalty for each other cannot be established.” Illustrate with examples. (250 words)
Reference: Ethics by Lexicon Publications
Why this question:
The question is based on the concept of ‘Tolerance’ in today’s times and its relevance.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the significance of tolerance as a virtue quintessential for the peaceful existence of our societies in the world.
Illustrate – A similar instruction to ‘explain’ whereby you are asked to show the workings of something, making use of definite examples and statistics if appropriate to add weight to your explanation.
Structure of the answer:
Define first what you understand by Tolerance.
Set the context of the question first by explaining that in an age where the electronic media has drawn us closer together into what is called a global village, its benefits will only be felt when mutual goodness prevails, when mutual respect and understanding prevail. Then link the above fact with role that practicing tolerance plays in a society. Highlight the importance of tolerance. Discuss what happens when there is Lack of tolerance in the society; fighting, violence, and finally it destroys the peace and security of society. Quote some illustrations from India or any other example to justify the essence of tolerance.
Conclude that without tolerance and harmony the lasting peace of societies cannot be maintained.