08th December, 2015 (MAINS)

TODAYs ANSWER WRITING CHALLENGE FROM GS-IV

Q1. In the context of defence services, ‘patriotism’ demands readiness to even lay down one’s life in protecting the nation. According to you, what does patriotism imply in everyday civil life? Explain with illustrations and justify your answer. [10marks/2014/GS-4] 150 words.

Please write answer in the comments section.

  • Dev Verma

    GS-4 question solved.
    Q1. In the context of defence services, ‘patriotism’ demands readiness to even lay down one’s life in protecting the nation. According to you, what does patriotism imply in everyday civil life? Explain with illustrations and justify your answer. [10marks/2014/GS-4] 150 words.

    According to me, in everyday civil life patriotism implies:
    1. Loyalty of person to his/her own nation or the leaders of nation.
    2. An emotional attachment to a nation which an individual recognizes as their homeland.
    3. Love for one’s motherland and working at heart and soul for the progress of his/her country and countrymen.
    4. Sacrificing personal pleasures and even life for one’s country.

    Illustrations to justify my answer:
    1. A true patriot of the country should try to free his country from black marketers, profiteers, criminals, antisocial elements and similar internal enemies of the country.
    2. He must try to make his country free from poverty, ignorance and superstition.
    3. Casting out vote when elections are held to form a strong government and avoiding paying bribes arealso forms of patriotism.
    4. Regular and timely payment of taxes also helps in the development of the country as tax paid by us is utilized for the economic development of country.
    5. We should be aware of the basics of the Indian constitution, our fundamental rights and fundamental duties.
    6. We should take action for maintaining the sovereignty and glory of the country.

    • http://shashidthakur23.blog.com Shashi Thakur

      Good answer. And you can even mention some freedom fighters or some good sport personalities. Even sports personalities playing for the nation can be illustrated as patriots. any ways good answer.

      • Dev Verma

        Thanks..