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4 2. Write a summary of the passage and suggest a suitable title. (15) 3. Write a paragraph of 100 - 150 words on any one of the following topics: (10) a.

The joint family system. b. The value of honesty. c. A strong leader. d. Childhood memories. 4. Write a composition of 250 - 300 words based on any one of the pictures given below: (20) A B C D E 5. You are the Sports Secretary of your institution. Write a report in 250 words of a meeting held to discuss the forthcoming Sports Day.


The Joint Family
(a)  The joint family system was best suited to an agrarian society characterized by limited mobility, simple division of labour and the prevalence of customs and traditionsBut consequent upon the forces of industrialization, urbanization and modernization, the Indian joint family too has undergone profound changes in recent times. The changes are structural, functional and interactional in nature.
Structural Changes in the Hindu Joint Family:1. The trend of family form:The trend of family form is towards a breakaway from the traditional joint family form into nuclear family units.2. Small family size:The size of the joint family has become small. The reason of the small size of the joint family is attributed to the prolific use of contraceptives and the tendency to regard children as an obstacle to the progress and enjoyment of family life.3. Functional jointness:The number of fissioned families is gradually increasing. Even then they are keen in fulfilling their traditional obligations towards their parental families.4. Equal status for women:In the past, the position of women in the joint family set-up was miserable. Several factors such as spread of female education on a war-footing, growing economic and employment opportunities for them, abolition of child marriage, introduction of widow remarriage, increased political consciousness on the part of females etc have gone a long way in according equal status for women. Further, today women share the responsibility with their husbands while arriving at major family decisions. All these have affected the stability of the joint family system.

Sol. It has been decided to hold the Annual Day celebrations on the 25th of March, 2015 at the Auditorium. The event shall unfold from 10 AM sharp so that it will finish by 3.30 PM. The principal has decided to invite Shri. Prasad M.N, IAS, as our chief guest. A suitable momento is to be presented to him for his gracious presence in the festivities. 
Various ideas have been put forward for showcasing the students talents and to put a great show on for the parents and guests’ benefit. Group, solo, duet or trio dances; songs, from different sections of the school: primary, secondary and higher sections will be held. Students interested in group performances and solo performances for dance and songs are invited to give their names to the undersigned. Screening for suitable plays will also be held. 

Prizes won for various sports programs organized during Sports Day will be distributed during the Inaugural half of the Annual day celebrations. Students who have won prizes on Sports Day are requested to come dressed in white uniform.

There are spots vacant for compeering of the ceremony and the programmes. Screening process to be held for selecting a compere. 

Volunteers are required to help arrange, decorate and to superintend smooth conduct of the programmes. A team of volunteers would be responsible for preparing agenda for the Annual day programmes. Interested students are invited to submit their names. 

Last date for application to join any programme will be 25.02.2015

In case of any doubts or queries, please apply to the undersigned for clarification.
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