Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
2. Discuss the role that television and cinema can play in fostering national interest and building social solidarity in the country. Do you think mandatory playing of national interest content on television channels can help us achieve promote the best interests of society? (150 words)
Difficulty level: Moderate
Reference: Indian Express , Deccan Herald
Why the question:
The Union Cabinet has approved the ‘Guidelines for Uplinking and Downlinking of Television Channels in India, 2022’, under which it has become obligatory for channels to telecast content in national and public interest.
Key Demand of the question:
To write about the role television and cinema in promoting national interest as well the if mandatory rules can achieve that.
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.
Begin by giving context regarding the new guidelines on national content.
First, write about the ways in which cinema and television can promote national interest – awareness, spread patriotism, social influence etc.
Also, write about the mandatory playing of national interest content on tv channels – mention the ways it can be effective in achieving the desired aims as well as its shortcomings.
Conclude by writing a balanced opinion.