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12. Youth and the Tasks Ahead
– Dr. Karan Singh
Some important Question & Answers
Q. Answer the following Questions –
Q.1. Which task is more onerous ?
Ans. The maintenance and strengthening of freedom is a more onerous task.
Q.2. Why should the youths form the vanguard in all activities?
Ans. The youths should form the vanguard in all activities for they have the capacity to resist aggression and at this critical juncture its power must be mobilized.
Q.3. Name the twin ideals on which our great nation is founded.
Ans. Secularism and democracy are the twin ideals on which our great nation is founded.
Q.4. How can corruption be eradicated?
Ans. The urge for national unity and progress can eradicate corruption.
Q.5. How can the youths resist aggression ?
Ans. The youth can resist aggression by strengthening our integrity.
Q.6. Why should the youths be properly canalized ?
Ans. The youth should be properly canalized because they constitute an immense reservoir of strength.
Q.7. Why is it essential for the youths to be fit?
Ans. it is essential for the youths to be fit because only with physical fitness they can build a great democracy and defend it.
Q.8. When the author speaks about spirituality , what does he mean by it?
Ans. By ‘spiritualism ‘ the author mean the unity and power of sustenance.
Q.9. How can the youths really be of effective service to the nation?
Ans. by equipping themselves with physical intellectual , patriotic and spiritual dimensions, the youths can be effective to the nation.
Q.10. What should the youths avoid ?
Ans. The youths should avoid corruption and nepotism .
Q.11. What does the author mean by patriotism?
Ans. The author in his address to the youth explains his ideas about patriotism.It is one of the important dimensions that a youth must acquire. By patriotism the author doesn’t mean the routine meaning but he means the deeper patriotism which transcend all pettiness and devotion and creates in our youth a deep urge for national unity and progress. The author feels that this alone can eradicate corruption and nepotism from our nation and galvanize the whole process of our economic development which is necessary for our democratic success.
Q.12. Why is it necessary for our youth to be spiritually strong?
Ans. The author feels that for our youth it is necessary to equip themselves with spiritual dimension which is the main faculty that distinguishes human beings from the myriad other forms of life. Spiritualism leads to fearlessness and dynamism even at the crucial hours and overcomes all difficulties . By spiritualism , the author doesn’t mean merely denominational religion but the thread of unity which runs through all religions and from which they all ultimately derive power and sustenance. This will help in nation building. This spiritualism will also give us courage to fight for our freedom and integrity and provide us wisdom to maintain our freedom.
Q.13.Describe all the four dimensions in which our youth must equip themselves.
Ans. In his exhortation to the youth ,Dr Karan Singh , urges the youth of India to develop physical , intellectual, patriotic qualities in order to fulfil their responsibilities towards the nation. The Author explains these qualities in his own terms. Physical quality is needed for building a great democracy and defending it from predatory aggressors.
Next , the author talks of the intellectual qualities which enable the youth to face the challenges of the highly sensitive competitive age of science and technology.
The third dimension for the youth is the quality of patriotism for it transcends all pettiness and exclusionism and creates in them a deep urge for national unity and progress.
then finally , he supreme quality is of spiritualism which distinguishes human beings from the myriad other forms of life that exist on earth. From spiritualism , we can derive power and sustenance as it transcends all the distinctions of religion, caste , creed and class .
Youth and the Tasks Ahead by Dr.Karan Singh