Topic: Essence, determinants and consequences of Ethics in-human actions;
7. With a tough and a challenging year coming to an end, what learnings do you take forward from this year? (150 words)
Reference: The Hindu
Why the question:
A challenging question which asks to you write about the learnings from the pandemic hit year.
Key Demand of the question:
To contemplate on the learnings from the year.
Structure of the answer:
Begin with mentioning the about the year 2020 and highlight some major events from it.
This is a very open ended question. On the overview it may seem like a simple and straightforward questions but it is a bit challenging to summarize the learnings and link them to your syllabus.
Mention about the major learnings from the year. Importance of transparency (China not revealing Covid-19 in the initial phases), dedication to public service (front line workers), courage (covid patients and their families), tolerance and compassion towards the weaker-sections (black lives matter and migrant issues) etc.
Make sure the learning are linked to your syllabus and ethical values.
End with a positive way forward for the New Year.