Aniket was from a very rich family, with its heritage in the village of Adpur in Gujarat. He was sent to a school in the city for the best education, where he stayed on until after post-graduation. With the fast paced life of upper-class pursuits Aniket rarely saw the ground below. One day on a visit to his village, he came across a lanky little girl. All of nine years, maybe even seven — it is difficult to tell in poorly-fed children. Falsely made up, oiled hair, nose rings and an outsized purple ribbon that stared out from behind her head — she cut a pathetic picture. She had just been sold for Rs 5,000 to a city- bred man, who was taking her with him to look after his newborn. The life he had known never indicated that there were many who lived a different life. Purple ribbon’s buyer griped that Rs 5,000 was too much, refusing to buy. The broker pleaded, “Where will she go, poor thing? Keep her as your servant, she will make your tea...” and offered to cut the price to Rs 4,500. Aniket’s stomach churned. Was this the value of a child? As he drove to the city, he felt chased by the nine-year-old’s scrubbed face framed by outsized purple ribbons. Unable to live with this memory, and seeking a solution, which he knew his gaggle of friends would not be able to provide, Aniket went back to Adpur determined to change what he had seen.
 
 
Q. Aniket went to the best schools in India and asked them if  they would help. “I will support you financially, you just come to my village and open a school." But they all declined. Adpur was notorious for crime and was extremely unsafe, they pointed out. How should Aniket react?
  • a)
    Offer them extra security by hiring a private security force.
  • b)
    Approach schools that might not be as renowned but have agreed to open a branch in Adpur.
  • c)
    Seek help from non-government organizations in convincing the school authorities.
  • d)
    Ask the schools to train local teachers and school management.
  • e)
    Choose the best students from the local schools and fund their education at one of the best schools in the city.
Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer?

UPSC Question

By DEV RAM DEV · Aug 08, 2020 ·UPSC
Sarita Devi answered Aug 08, 2020
Solution: Since a feasible long term solution would be required here, offering extra security might be an added expenditure and will not benefit the village in a significant way. Eliminate option 1.
Compromising on the quality of education or sending the best students to schools in the city might not benefit the people of Adpur in a big way. Eliminate option 2.
Seeking help from NGOs in this situation might not lead to any immediate consequences. Eliminate option 3. Thus, the best decision would be to ask the schools to train local teachers and school management. Option 4 is correct. Option 5 would be unfair and partial.
Hence, the correct answer is option 4.

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Keep her as your servant, she will make your tea... and offered to cut the price to Rs 4,500. Anikets stomach churned. Was this the value of a child? As he drove to the city, he felt chased by the nine-year-olds scrubbed face framed by outsized purple ribbons. Unable to live with this memory, and seeking a solution, which he knew his gaggle of friends would not be able to provide, Aniket went back to Adpur determined to change what he had seen.Q. Aniket went to the best schools in India and asked them if they would help. I will support you financially, you just come to my village and open a school. But they all declined. Adpur was notorious for crime and was extremely unsafe, they pointed out. 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All of nine years, maybe even seven it is difficult to tell in poorly-fed children. Falsely made up, oiled hair, nose rings and an outsized purple ribbon that stared out from behind her head shecut a pathetic picture. She had just been sold for Rs 5,000 to a city- bred man, who was taking her with him to look after his newborn. The life he had known never indicated that there were many who lived a different life. Purple ribbons buyer griped that Rs 5,000 was too much, refusing to buy. The broker pleaded, Where will she go, poor thing? Keep her as your servant, she will make your tea... and offered to cut the price to Rs 4,500. Anikets stomach churned. Was this the value of a child? As he drove to the city, he felt chased by the nine-year-olds scrubbed face framed by outsized purple ribbons. Unable to live with this memory, and seeking a solution, which he knew his gaggle of friends would not be able to provide, Aniket went back to Adpur determined to change what he had seen.Q. Aniket went to the best schools in India and asked them if they would help. I will support you financially, you just come to my village and open a school. But they all declined. Adpur was notorious for crime and was extremely unsafe, they pointed out. How should Aniket react?a)Offer them extra security by hiring a private security force.b)Approach schools that might not be as renowned but have agreed to open a branch in Adpur.c)Seek help from non-government organizations in convincing the school authorities.d)Ask the schools to train local teachers and school management.e)Choose the best students from the local schools and fund their education at one of the best schools in the city.Correct answer is option 'D'. Can you explain this answer? are solved by group of students and teacher of UPSC, which is also the largest student community of UPSC. If the answer is not available please wait for a while and a community member will probably answer this soon. 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The broker pleaded, Where will she go, poor thing? Keep her as your servant, she will make your tea... and offered to cut the price to Rs 4,500. Anikets stomach churned. Was this the value of a child? As he drove to the city, he felt chased by the nine-year-olds scrubbed face framed by outsized purple ribbons. Unable to live with this memory, and seeking a solution, which he knew his gaggle of friends would not be able to provide, Aniket went back to Adpur determined to change what he had seen.Q. Aniket went to the best schools in India and asked them if they would help. I will support you financially, you just come to my village and open a school. But they all declined. Adpur was notorious for crime and was extremely unsafe, they pointed out. 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