Topic: Indian culture will cover the salient aspects of Art Forms, literature and Architecture from ancient to modern times.
1. ‘Jana Gana Mana’ – our national anthem reflects the history, traditions and composite culture of India. It has been serving as an expression of national identity since its adoption. Discuss. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Easy
Reference: Economic Times
Why the question:
Whenever someone plays or sings the national anthem of India, no matter where we are, we all come together, stand at attention, salute, and chant ‘Jana Gana Mana’. The national anthem is the pride of India and Indians are proud of it.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the significance of our national anthem.
Discuss – This is an all-encompassing directive – you must debate on paper by going through the details of the issues concerned by examining each one of them. You must give reasons for both for and against arguments.
Structure of the answer:
Begin by giving background about the composition and adoption of national anthem.
Write about the significance of national anthem – highlights India’s national heritage and demonstrates Indianness, symbol of patriotism, symbol of national identity and a song meant to unite the people of the nation, and loyalty to one’s country.
Conclude by Summarising.