UPPCS Mains- 2018 answer writing practice || UPPCS मुख्य परीक्षा – 2018 उत्तर लेखन अभ्यास #2

UPPCS Mains- 2018 answer writing practice || UPPCS मुख्य परीक्षा – 2018 उत्तर लेखन अभ्यास #2

Q) The life of Mahatma Gandhi is a perfect example of restraint, forgiveness and magnanimity. Comment. Why are these attributes important in today’s world? (200 word)

Ans 1: Mahatma Gandhi is universally accepted as role model of ethical and moral life. He harmonized his personal and public life through a single code of conduct based on truth and non-violence.

Gandhiji’s life exemplifies the following virtues:
Restraint: He led a simple life and restrained conspicuous consumption. He
promoted hand woven khadi and practiced celibacy. He abstained from alcohol and gave up consumption of meat during his youth. His concept of seven social sins reflect his ideas of self restraint.
Forgiveness: He famously said “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.” He preached non violence even against the enemy and mainstreamed the idea in the freedom struggle movement.
Magnanimity: He worked for the upliftment of the downtrodden, particularly the Harijans. He made his life mission to abolish untouchability, work for hindu-muslim unity etc.

Importance in today’s world:

 For a public servant restraint is necessary to perform his duties without getting involved in corruption.
 At international level restraint is needed to promote peace and nuclear non proliferation.
 At individual level restraint is required to avoid conspicuous consumption or addiction.


 At individual level forgiveness is required to live a peaceful life
without rage and anxiety, which are major reasons for lifestyle
 At international level the truth and reconciliation commission in South Africa has allowed the whole nation to heal after giving amnesty to the perpetrators.

• Magnanimity is required to heal the current fractures within the society
like the immigration crises in the west or communal divide in India
• Magnanimity is required to decrease the increase inequality worldwide
and fair distribution of the resources. The world is gripped with many evils at every level – social, political and economic. These virtues need to be inculcated in individuals to solve pressing world problems.

Q) मा गांधी का जीवन संयम, क्षमा और उदार चरित्र का बेहतरीन उदाहरण है| टिप्पणी करें |आज के विश्व में यह गुण क्यों महत्वपूर्ण है?