Ans. The Apostle of Christ, St. Thomas is believed to have come here nearly 2000 years ago and he is credited with bringing Christianity to India.
Ans. Ibn Battuta, who travelled here a little less than seven hundred years ago, wrote a travelogue in which he describes the lives of Muslims.
Ans. Curry-chawal, Gatte ki Khichdi, chhole-bhature, Rajasthani Kadi, Dal Bati Churma, Idli-sambhar, Dosa, makke-ki-roti and Saraso ka saag, chicken, biriyani, etc.
Ans. My mother tongue is Hindi. Besides Hindi, I can also speak a few other languages such as English, Punjabi, Bhojpuri, Bengali, Marathi and Maithili. But I am not as much fluent in these languages as in Hindi.
Ans. The history of both regions has seen similar cultural influences because both regions were influenced by Chinese and Arab traders.
Ans. The festivals celebrated by Samir Ek- Holi, Diwali, Durgapuja, Ram Navami, etc.
The festivals celebrated by Samir Do-=Id-ul-Fttr, Id-ul Zoha, Muharram, etc.
Ans. India is a country of diversities. We speak different languages, have various types of food, celebrate different festivals, practise different religions. However, despite all this, we unite together as Indians. We share the same national symbols, national virtues and feelings.
Ans. The three ways in which Samir Ek and Samir Do were different
1. Samir Ek is more familiar with English.
1. Samir Do speaks Hindi.
2. Samir Ek is a Hindu.
2. Samir Do is a Muslim.
3. Samir Ek goes to school.
3. Samir Do sells newspapers.
Despite these differences they are very close friends.
Ans. When the British ruled India, women and men from different cultural, religious and regional backgrounds came together to oppose them. India's freedom movement had thousands of people of different backgrounds in it. They worked together to decide joint actions, they went to jail together, and they found different ways to oppose the British. Interestingly the British thought they could divide Indians because they were so different, and then continue to rule them. But the people showed how they could be different and yet be united in their battle against the British.
Ans. List of the different festivals celebrated in our locality.
Festivals shared by members of different regional and religious communities are: Republic Day, Independence Day and Gandhi Jayanti.
Ans. India is a country of diversities. We speak different languages, have various types of food, celebrate different festivals, practise different religions. But actually, if we think about it, we do many things that are similar except that we do them in different ways. Hence, term "unity in diversity" is an appropriate term to describe India.
Nehru has written in his book ''The Discovery of India", "It was something deeper and within its fold, the widest tolerance of belief and custom was practised and every variety acknowledged and even encouraged."
He means that when one look into it deeply, one finds that India is not only united, but its people also know how to accept and respect other customs and beliefs.
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