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Discuss the significance of preserving tribal culture and the challenges faced in doing so. Suggest measures to promote the rich cultural heritage of tribal communities.

Topic: Welfare schemes for vulnerable sections of the population by the Centre and States and the performance of these schemes;

5. Discuss the significance of preserving tribal culture and the challenges faced in doing so. Suggest measures to promote the rich cultural heritage of tribal communities. (150 words)

Difficulty level: Moderate

Reference: The Hindu

Why the question:

The article emphasizes the importance of safeguarding tribal culture and traditions, prompting a deeper examination of the subject matter.

Key Demand of the question:

To analyse the significance of preserving tribal culture and identify the obstacles encountered in this endeavour

Directive word: 

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:

Introduction:

Introduce the concept of tribal culture and its value in the context of cultural diversity.

Body:

First, write about Significance of Preserving Tribal Culture -unique cultural heritage and traditions of tribal communities, role of tribal culture in enriching the nation’s cultural tapestry and promoting social cohesion etc.

Next, write about Challenges in Preserving Tribal Culture – impact of modernization and globalization on tribal communities and their cultural practices, threat posed by urbanization, displacement, and assimilation to tribal identity etc.

Next, write about measures needed in the above regard.

Conclusion:

Conclude with a way forward.