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Section - A (READING)
1. Read the passage given below and answer the following questions:
Being born in a poor family often cuts into a child‟s chances of a bright future, but not for the group of children who have not only managed to beat their misfortune but have also turned into inspiring role models for others in their communities Nanda Munda, a 13 year old tribal boy from a remote village of Odisha‟s Nayagarh district was forced to work at a road site eatery to help his family meet their daily needs. But his strong desire to study not only just helped him fulfill his dreams, but also made him a “change maker” in his community who now inspires others to continue to go to school.
Similarly, Nazeema Khatoon (14), who hails from a small village in Jamtara district of Jharkhand, always believed that children should enjoy their childhood and not be sent to work. This belief, which she held despite all the difficulties of living in acute poverty, helped her turn into an activist who is now a known figure in her locality.
The story of Sukra Majhi is nothing different, as the 16-year-old from a remote Odisha village proved that poverty and disability could not stop one from dreaming big and even making them happen. Majhi, blind in one eye, was forced to quit school a few years ago, and is now a player with India‟s blind cricket team. He has recently represented the country in a tournament against Pakistan. What is common among these children is that they all have got the much needed assistance and motivation that helped them dream for a better and meaningful future.
Dola Mohapatra, National Director of Child Fund India, an international NGO which has been working for such children for the past 60 years in India, says, 'Every child has some potential, circumstances prevent them from realizing that. All they need is a small push, if we can provide them that; they can also shine like other privileged children.'
a) How did Nanda Munda fulfill his daily needs?
b) What helped Nanda Munda to fulfill his dreams?
c) What made Nazeema different from other people?
d) How can you help these children shine?
e) What is the opposite of the word “fortune”?
f) What is the opposite of the word “common”?
g) Find out a word from the passage which means the same as “support”.
h) Find the synonym of the word „advantage‟.
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