On the Face of It
By- Susan Hill
1. Both Derry and Lamb are physically impaired and lonely. It is the responsibility of society to understand and support people with infirmities. So that they do not suffer from a sense of alienation. As a responsible citizen, write in 100-150 words what you would do to bring about a change in the lives of such people.
Ans. Both Deny and Lamb are physically impaired and lonely. It is only due to the insensitive attitude of the society that they feel so alienated and lonely. Derry, a boy of fourteen years, always either gets pity or uncharitable remarks from others and Mr Lamb also seeks to get some company. In fact, we as educated members of society, need to come forward to make these people realise that they are also needed and significant for us. We have to change our attitude towards such people and realise that just one deformity cannot diminish the other virtues of a person. Actually, these people are very sensitive and feel dejected. We have to give them love and comfort and show our faith in them by providing them with equal opportunities and responsibilities.
2. ‘Inclusive education’ is a step to bring the people with deformities into the mainstream so as to build up their confidence and morale. Write a paragraph on ‘The Importance of Inclusive Education’.
Ans. The Importance of Inclusive Education Inclusive education is a step to bring the people with deformity into the mainstream. It is a step to imbibe confidence in those who have deformities. In fact, one handicap cannot curtail the other qualities of a person. It is the time when the people around the world should understand the fact that people with deformities are not aliens. They are one among us and we need to accept them.
Inclusive education enhances the self-esteem of such people and provides an environment where they can grow into a complete human being and feel confident and independent. This is possible only when these people are accepted and not pitied. Inclusive education is an effective way to materialise this idea.