Monthly Archives: February 2014

Short Paragraph on Education through Mother Tongue

Short Paragraph on Education through Mother Tongue

The medium of education at all stages should be the mother tongue. The cultivation of the mother tongue has been seriously neglected by the imposition of English on us. It has put a severe strain upon the students, especially in villages.

It is a fact that students can easily learn a lesson delivered in the vernacular and also express it more clearly in it, when learnt. For most of the students it is very difficult to tackle a foreign language.

If the education instruction is given through a foreign language, the burden becomes too heavy for young learners. They cannot understand the subjects properly and their power of thinking is crippled. The loss of time and energy also proves appalling in the long run. Teaching through the vernacular on the other hand quickens the students’ imagination and develops the power of original thinking.

Moreover, severe training in the mother tongue is not a rival but the necessary preliminary to training in the use of English. To quote Rabindranath, “In education, mother tongue is like the mother’s milk”.

– Ajay Soni

Short Paragraph on Advantages of Village Life

Short Paragraph on Advantages of Village Life

Life in a village is a life of peace and simplicity. The din and bustle, the hurry and the scurry of town life are absent here. People here live in the lap of nature.

The villagers enjoy the beauty of the bright sun, the lovely moon and stars, the sweet songs of birds and the delightful fields and gardens with their fruits and flowers. Children can play in the open fields, swim in the river or ponds and climb trees.

Villagers go to bed early and rise early in the morning with the welcoming song of birds. They see the beauty of the sun rising from below the horizon in the morning and going down in the evening. In a village the air is fresh and free from smoke which is the curse of city life. A sweet tune hovers the air. The blue and open sky is another attraction of village life.

The villagers can keep a good health with green and fresh vegetables in a free environment.

– Ajay Soni

Short Paragraph on Patriotism

Short Paragraph on Patriotism

Patriotism means love of one’s own land. The land in which we are born has a special charm and sanctity for us. A Sanskrit proverb says that mother and motherland are superior to heaven. The high and the low, the rich and the poor, all appreciate the sentiment.

A patriot gives up all his personal interests and upkeeps the interests of his motherland. For this no sacrifice is too great for him. He even sacrifices his life for his country.

India is a land of many patriots. Deshbandhu, Netaji Subhash, Khudiram and many others sacrificed their all for the sake of their country. We should try out best to develop our patriotic feeling by serving our fellow men and then our country.

– Ajay Soni

Short Paragraph on Colour Festival (Holi)

Short Paragraph on Colour Festival

Colour Festival (also Holi Festival) is one of the most interesting festival of the Hindus in India. It is also known as Doljatra in West Bengal. It is celebrated all over India on the full moon day usually in the Bengali month of Falgun.

The Holi festival is associated with the ‘Lila’ (human activities) of Lord Krishna in Brindaban. With the return of spring, Sri Krishna with his cowboy companions and Sri Radha with her girl friends felt much elated with joy. They spent the day of the full moon in merry making and spraying Abir and colour on one another. Since then the festival has been celebrated.

On the day of Holi Festival the children rejoice by sprinkling coloured waters on one another. Bands of young men and women take buckets of coloured water and sprayers of different shapes and sizes and come out on the streets. They invade the houses of their friends and relatives to wet them with coloured water and red power (abir). They abandon themselves to the hilarity of joy and mirth of colour and fragrance.

The Holi festival may be rightly called the ‘Festival of Spring’ as it is held just with the advent of the spring.

– Ajay Soni

Short Paragraph on Diwali (Festival)

Short Paragraph on The Diwali

The Diwali festival is a very picturesque festival observed all over India. It is the festival of lights. It takes place at the same time as the Kali puja festival in Bengal, on the last day of the dark fortnight in the month of Kartick (October-November). Goddess Lakshmi is worshipped on this day. On this day, Ram returned to Ayodhya after winning over Ravana.

So, Diwali Festival is also a celebration of victory of good over evil. The main features of the celebrations are the illumination of houses with rows of lights. All the houses are lit up with thousands of small earthen-ware lamps. They present a very colourful spectacle. The lights from the houses make the streets ad lanes as bright as day. The bonfires, fire-works add grandeur to the illumination. Children and grownups enjoy fire-works and crackers alike.

The sudden sound of crackers often startles the passers-by. The cities and suburbs are full of commotion during the night. The Diwali is spoken of in Bengal as Dipanvita. It is so called from the grand illumination prevailing at night.

– Ajay Soni

Short Paragraph on A Village Market

Short Paragraph on A Village Market

The village markets are generally held on an open place. Men from far ad near go there to buy and sell. One can hardly see any permanent stall in a village market. The commodities are either kept in baskets or placed on the ground.

The most striking feature of a Village market is a large crowd and noise. The sellers shout their loudest to attract customers and the buyers quarrel over quality and quantity and price with equal vigor. However the villagers meet on a common platform forgetting their respective positions in life. Assembly of all classes of people at a common place presents a pleasing scene to our eyes. A variety of articles are put on sale in the market. Carts and Lorries bring fresh vegetables, fish, meat, earthenware, agricultural tools and kitchen utensils from distant places.

In some villages even cattle and goats are sold. The articles sold here are mostly locally produced. Buying and selling go on till dusk. The sellers then go home. The village market place wears a deserted appearance.

– Ajay Soni

Short Paragraph on Kite Flying Festival in India

Short Paragraph on Kite Flying Festival in India

Kite Flying is a popular festival in India.

On the day of Makar Sankaranti, the Kite flying festival is celebrated in North India with immense joy and fun.

A kite is made of light bamboo sticks and thin papers. A thread is passed at two points near the ends and then a knot is tied.

For flying a kite, a good wind is necessary. A boy takes the kite to a distance and throws it up in the air. The kite-flier pulls the string and the kite rises up.

As the kite-flier lets out more and more string, the kite rises higher and higher till at last it becomes steady.

Kite-flying is a favorite amusement in Japan, China and India. In Amritsar and other big cities, kite-flying games are played especially at Basant. Everywhere kite-flying contests are held. Every kite-flier tries to cut the strings of the kites of others with the string of his own kite. When a kite, thus cut, falls down, all the people watching run to catch it.

Kite-flying gives exercise to the limbs and sharpens the eyesight. But the game has its dangers as well. Every year many boys fall down from their houses and lose their lives.

– Paridhi Khanna

Essay on an Ideal Student

Essay on Ideal Student

An ideal student is he who is ideal in every respect. He is an intelligent and studious, a good sportsperson, a respectful pupil, an obedient son/daughter and a noble friend. An ideal student is better than hundred idle ones. They are the pride of the school or college and joy and hope of their family. It is not easy to be an ideal student.

There are fifty students in my class. But Ramesh is the best of all. He has those qualities which only ideal students have. He is a very brilliant boy. Reading is his hobby. Obedience to elders is his religion. He is a well-behaved and polite boy. He is the shining star of our school. Both the teachers and the students love him dearly.

He belongs to a rich family, but he is not proud. His dress is always simple and neat. He enjoys a sound health. His manners are very pleasing. He is always smiling and cheerful. He has a spirit of social service. He has won several medals for social service work. He is the life and soul of our school. Let us try to becomes an ideal student as he is.

As an ideal student, he is regular in everything that he does. He gets up early in the morning and goes out for a walk. He takes exercise and offers prayer to God. He obeys his parents and does not give them any reason for complaint. He does not fall out with his brothers, sister or neighbours. He is regular like a clock in his studies. He does not waste even a single minute in idle gossips. He avoids the company of bad boys. He reads newspapers and has an up-to-date knowledge. His behaviour in the school or college is praise-worthy. He is most punctual and listens to his teachers attentively. He refuses to be a book-worm. He takes an active interest in most of the activities of his school. He knows the art of public speaking. He does not shirk games. To him, work is worship. He is an all rounder. He is in the good books of his teachers. He stands first in every examination and thus brings credit to his institution and parents.

An ideal student is a through gentleman and does not injure the feelings of anyone. He is sweet to talk to. He lends a helping hand to the poor and the needy. He leads a simple life and does not run after cut and fashion. He has no touch of pride about him. He does not like to show off his knowledge. He works hard and discipline is the breath of his life. He is young in age but old in wisdom. May he live long!

– Paridhi Khanna

Essay on Unification of India

Essay on Unification of India

Unification refers to the process of being united. After the slavery of centuries, India recently cast away its shackles of bondage.

Unity of mind and heart, irrespective of caste or creed, state or province, is necessary to strengthen the roots of freedom. In other words, emotional integration of the people is needed. For national unity, the Indians must work without any prejudice based upon different shades of beliefs and faiths.

Corruption, provincialism and private greed and selfishness eats away the vitality of a nation. It is seen that people always hanker after their own loaves and fishes even at the cost of national interests. They indulge in anti-national activities like smuggling, tax-evasions etc, and amass wealth. With the spade, they dig the grave of the nation. Every day, we hear of black-marketing, and other evils which are infecting the beauty and growth of the nation. How can there be national integration when a few feed themselves fat and others starve to be reduced to skeletons.

For national integration, every Indian must believe in the religion of National Uplift. A country as a single unit can always face internal and external dangers but a disintegrated country will crumble like a house of cards.

India must promote equality if she wants to remain united. Difference and disparity between the rich and the poor breeds’ hatred and ultimately chaos is the result. The rich should not be stingy and the poor must always try to improve their lot. National integration is the soul of a country. Without it, no country can progress freely or remain free. People must put their heads and hands together to maintain the unity of the country.

– Paridhi Khanna

Short Paragraph on Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Short Paragraph on Guru Nanak Dev Ji

Guru Nanak Dev JI is a world famous prophet. He was the founder Sikh religion. He was born in 1469 at Talwandi known as Nankana Sahib now in Pakistan. A big fair is held there every year on his birthday.

At an early age, Nanak was sent to a village school. He gave proof of his intelligence even at his age. He soon gave up his studies. Mehta Kalu was his father. Nanak was employed. But out of a small salary he received, he kept only a small portion for his own needs. The rest he gave away to the poor. He spent most of the time in meditation.

His teachings were simple. He wanted to unite the Hindus and the Muslims. He gave the people a lesson of brotherhood. He believed in one God and did not believe in caste and creed. His religion became very popular in Punjab. Thousands of people became his followers. They are called the Sikhs.

Accompanied by his faithful disciple, Bala and Mardana, the holy Guru went from one city to the other. He also went to Mecca and preached the doctrine of love.

He also composed many songs in praise of God. They were later on collected in a book called the Guru Granth Sahib. It has become the holy book of the Sikhs. It is written in Punjabi language.

In 1539, the Great Guru died.

– Paridhi Khanna