Topic: Social empowerment, communalism, regionalism & secularism.
2. The constitutional idea of fraternity, which promotes unity and social harmony, is not fully realized in Indian society due to various factors such as caste-based discrimination, religious divides, and political polarization. Examine. (250 words)
Difficulty level: Tough
Why the question:
The article explores the concept of fraternity in India and how it differs from the ideal enshrined in the Constitution.
Key Demand of the question:
To explain Fraternity and the reasons as to why it was included in the constitution and to comment on its relevance in the present day amidst various social issues.
Examine – When asked to ‘Examine’, we must investigate the topic (content words) in detail, inspect it, investigate it and establish the key facts and issues related to the topic in question. While doing so we should explain why these facts and issues are important and their implications.
Structure of the answer:
Start by defining Fraternity.
Write about how Fraternity mentioned in the constitution has been interpreted in India. Fading of divisions of caste and religion, ideology of friendship, mutual respect, despite all our differences, of religious belief, caste, language, culture, ethnicity, class and gender which leads to unity of the nation.
Write about the relevance of fraternity in the present day, especially in the times of pandemic. striving for a just and humane society, collective caring, social protection and reducing intolerance and communalism etc.
Summarise the importance of Fraternity as the conclusion.