Dokchory learns about the Panchayat

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Dokchory learns about the Panchayat Summary

Dokchory Learns about the Panchayat is a story of a Young girl named Dokchory. The title of the lesson itself gives us a hint about the lesson. This lesson will give you knowledge about the Meaning of Panchayat long ago and now, work of panchayat, panchayat sources of money, powers of a panchayat, the minimum age to contest, and many more.
Dokchory is a student of class 8, of Disangmukh Janajati high school. Dokchory’s father’s name is Konke Mili. She calls her Ba-bu(father). Her father takes her to school on his bicycle as she loves the bicycle ride. She loves the bicycle ride because she gets to know new things every day on her way to school.
This story is a conversation between Dokchory and her father on their way to school. Dokchory asks her father many things related to Panchayat.

Dokchory learns about the Panchayat Question Answers

1. Here are some words from the text and their meanings. Test your understanding by matching the words on the left with their meanings on the right 

Institution- manner of governing or ruling

elections- angry dispute, unfriendly relations with someone

sincerity– organisation or society

differently abled- the exercise through which we vote for new leaders

schemes- the money citizens of a country have to pay the government to help it do different kinds of work

substantial- plans

rural- large in size or amount

tax- relating to a village or the countryside

quarrel- having a physical or mental condition that makes it difficult for a person to do all the work that other people do

governance- devotion to purpose

Dokchory learns about the Panchayat

Answers:-

Institutions: an organization or society

Elections: the exercise through which we vote for new leaders

Sincerity: devotion to a purpose

Differently abled: having a physical or mental condition that makes it difficult for a person to do all the work that other people do

Schemes: plans

Substantial: large in size or amount

Rural: relating to a village or the countryside

Tax: The money citizens of a country have to pay the government to help it do different kinds of work

Quarrel: Angry dispute, unfriendly relations with someone

Governance: Manner of Governing or ruling

2. Complete the following sentences with information from the text:

(a) Dokchory studies in class _________.

(b) The name of her school is ___________________________.

(c) Her father’s name is _________.

(d) He works in the __________________.

(e) Dokchory goes to school by _________.

(f) She loves the ride because she __________________.

(g) To contest the panchayat elections, one has to be _________ years old.


Ans:

(a) Dokchory studies in class Eight.

(b) The name of her school is Disangmukh Janajati High School.

(c) Her father’s name is Konke Mili.

(d) He works in the Panchayat office.

(e) Dokchory goes to school by Bicycle.

(f) She loves the ride because she gets to know new things every day.

(g) To contest the panchayat elections, one has to be above twenty-one years old.

Dokchory learns about the Panchayat all Question Answer

3. Answer the following questions to understand the text better:

(a) What was the meaning of Panchayat long ago?

Ans: Long ago, Panchayat meant a system of Governance headed by five elderly men called Panch Gramin Pramukh.


(b) What is the meaning of Panchayat Now?

Ans: The meaning of panchayat now is, a body that is responsible for the development of villages. Unlike the panchayat of long ago nowadays, anyone who is above 21 can contest Panchayat Elections.


(c) What kind of work is done by the Panchayat?

Ans: The Panchakarma is a very important institution for social change, the work which is done by the panchayat are builds roads, repair rural roads, houses for the poor, issue of ration card etc.


(d) Where does the Panchakarma get money to perform all its work?

Ans: The Panchakarma gets money from taxes on bills, bazaars etc.


(e) How did the Panchakarma help Dhaniram?

Ans: Panchakarma build a house for Dhaniram, in this way panchayat helped Dhaniram.


(f) How did Dhaniram spend the cold December nights?

Ans: The cold December nights was tough for Dhaniram as he has to spends nights on the open verandah of school building.

4. You have just read about the panchayat. Using information from the lesson, fill in the table below:


The Panchayat

Minimum Age to Contest: 21 years

Powers Of a Panchakarma: Power to raise taxes, plan development schemes and work for local development.

Kind of Work a Panchakarma does: It works for the development of village, social change and many more.

Sources of Money: Taxes which is collected from different areas are the sources of money, like taxes on vehicles, river ghats.

5. The morning assembly of Disangmukh Janajati High School begins at 8:45 every day. Each student of the school has to deliver a speech according to a roster prepared by the school authorities.

When Dokchory’s turn came, she gave the following speech: 

Good morning!
Respected Principal, teachers, parents, and my dear friends. I am Anshu Giri. Today I am going to talk about First prime minister of our independent India, Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was born on 14th November 1889 at Allahabad. He is so known as the architect of our nation. He was deeply influenced by the Father of our nation Mahatma Gandhiji. He was a great freedom fighter who led India in its fight against the British rule. After serving the nation he died on 27th 1964. His life story is a source of inspiration for all of us.

Imagine that your turn to deliver a speech for the morning assembly is tomorrow. Prepare your own speech using Dokchory’s example, and present it in the class. 

– Your teacher will ask each student to deliver the speech one by one.


Ans:- Good morning!

Respected Principal, teachers, and my dear friends. I am Dokchory. Today I am here to talk about the Freedom fighter and social reformer of Assam, Chandraprabha Saikiani, she fought to make formal education available for girls. This freedom fighter spread the message of her mission also through a number of books. Apart from this great honour, she was also remembered with a commemorative postal stamp in 2002.Her life story is a source of inspiration for all of us.

6. Discuss in small groups:


(a) If you want to help the needy, would it be fine to do it immediately? Why or why not?

Ans: Yes, we should help the needy immediately, because if we delay to help them then their situation will get more worst.


(b) How would you like to help a person with special needs? Share your ideas in your group?

Ans: I will help that person giving his/her special needs. Special needs like, clothes,

shelter, foods etc.


(c) Did Konke Mili Plan the right thing to help Dhaniram? Give more suggestions.

Ans: Yes he did the right thing. Here I would like to suggest that the panchayat should provide more help to the people like Dhaniram. I mean that they should provide them jobs according to their ability and also build a house and give vocational training too.

7. Dokchory will work for the panchayat when she finishes school. Write a paragraph on what you will do for your village or town when you grow up.

Answer: I want my city to be counted as a smart city. For that, I can do anything for the development of my city. I want big schools, hospitals and other facilities to be inbuilt in my city. I know that for this purpose a huge amount of money is required. But, our leaders have the capacity to do the magical change. In order to develop my city, I may even contest in an election so that I can serve my best for my city.

8. In class VII you learnt about reported speech and reporting verbs. In this lesson, we see more of such sentences.


Look at this sentence from the lesson:

She said to her father, “What is a Panchakarma?”

The reported clause starts with a ‘wh’ question. Wh words are who, when, whom, whose, what, where, which, why and how. A wh– question is changed into the indirect form by using the question word at the beginning of the reported clause.

e.g. She asked her father What a panchayat was.

Let’s practise changing other question into the reported form:

(a) She said to her father, “what kind of work do you do?”

(b) She said to her father,”Where do you get all the money from?”

(c) She said to her father, “Is that enough to do so much work?”

(d) She asked him, “Why don’t you build a house for Poor Dhaniram?”

(e) She said to him, “What is a Panchakarma?”

Now read this sentences. It is another type of reported sentence:

(a) She said to her father, “Do something for the old man.”


Here the reported clause is an Imperative sentence. In an imperative sentence, the subject, which is usually the second person ‘you’, is generally left unwritten.


(b) Do something for the old man. (= You do something for the old man.)


There are other types of imperatives such as negative and emphatic imperatives. For example, the Imperative sentence


(c) Come in, please.

Can be turned into:


Negative: Don’t come in, please.

Emphatic: Do come in, please.

Find out how much you have understood. Change the following Imperative sentences into their negative and Emphatic forms:

(a) Repair the roads.

(b) Build a house for Dhaniram.

(c) Work for local development.

(d) Close the door, please.

(e) Please wash your hands.


Ans:

(a) Repair the roads.

Negative- Don’t repair the roads.

Emphatic- Do repair the roads.


(b) Build a house for Dhaniram.

Negative- Don’t build a house for Dhaniram.

Emphatic- Do build a house for Dhaniram.


(c) Work for local development

Negative- Don’t work for local development.

Emphatic- Do work for local development.


(d) Close the door, please.

Negative- Don’t close the door, please.

Emphatic- Do close the door, please.


(e) Please wash your hands.

Negative- please don’t wash your hands.

Emphatic- please do wash your hands.

9. Say the words in the box aloud:

Panchakarma child Dockchory

much change Panch


Did you notice that they all have the sound ch?


Now, find other words from the lesson which have similar ch sound in them. Write them in your note. Add a few more and practice saying them aloud.

Ans:- Chores


10. Here is a crossword puzzle for you to find out the adjectives in the puzzle to fill up the blanks on the right. One is done for you.

(a) Open Verandah

(b) _______ grant

(c) _______ roads

(d) _______ institution

(e) _______ things

(g) _______ change

(g) _______ questions

(h) _______ cold

Ans:

(a) Open Verandah

(b) Elderly grant

(c) Rural roads

(d) Good institution

(e) Important things

(g) Social change

(g) Bitter questions

(h) Very cold

11. Let’s play a game. Look at the following pairs of words quickly. Each pair looks the same, but are different in meaning as well as in spelling. The different meanings are given against each pair. Fill in the blanks by putting in one or two-letter(s) to show the difference in spelling. The one who completes it first will be the winner.

(a) d __ ry: a record of every day’s events or thoughts

d __ ry: a place where milk is produced to make different milk products.


(b) w __ ther: temperature of a place

w __ ther: expressing a doubt


(c) l __ ke: a large area of water

l __ ke: similar to


(d) w __ sh: to make something clean by using water

w __ sh: to want something to happen


(e) n __ w: fresh, not old or used

n __ w: The present time

Ans:

(a) diary: a record of every day’s events or thoughts

dairy: a place where milk is produced to make different milk products.


(b) weather: temperature of a place

whether: expressing a doubt


(c) lake: a large area of water

like: similar to


(d) wash: to make something clean by using water

wish: to want something to happen


(e) new: fresh, not old or used

now: the present time

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