Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times. Government policies and interventions for development in various sectors and issues arising out of their design and implementation.
1. Discuss in detail the various policies and programmes aimed to preserve and promote languages, folk dance, Art and culture of tribals in the country.(250 words)
Why this question:
Union Minister of Culture has informed Lok Sabha about the various schemes implemented by the Zonal Cultural Centres (ZCCs) to preserve and promote languages, folk dance, Art and culture of tribals. Thus the context of the question.
Key demand of the question:
The answer must discuss the significance of preserving and promoting languages, folk dance, Art and culture of tribals in the country along with detailed elaboration of schemes and policies in this direction.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you have to debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You have to give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Briefly explain why we should preserve and promote our language and culture in general.
The question is pretty much straight forward and one must discuss the relevance of preserving and promoting the language, culture and art of the tribals. List out various schemes and policies in this direction – Guru Shishya Parampara, shilpgram, octave, National Cultural Exchange Programme (NCEP) etc.
Conclude by reasserting the significance of such schemes and policies.