MY HOBBY – BOOK READING
Introduction: Hobby is any activity that we enjoy doing in our spare time. Hobby is pursued for relaxation and not as a main occupation. Hobby keeps us busy prevents us from boredom and gives us pleasure.
Kinds of hobbies: Hobbies are very important to a person. People are engaged in different kinds of hobbies. Stamp collection, photography, drawing, gardening are a few of the common hobbies. My hobby is book reading. I enjoy reading books in my spare time. I read at least one hour a day.
My habit of reading: The habit reading was cultivated when I was a kid. I used to read lots of small story books then. Now I like reading all kinds of books and articles that give me more information and knowledge. Apart from my school books I read magazines, story books, novels, mythological stories, newspapers and any kind of material that I find interesting. Reading enables me to learn about so many things. I learned about History, Science, Biology, general awareness and other fascinating things.
Benefits of Reading: Reading is a very good habit. It helps me in improving my vocabulary, imagination, ideas collection and enhances my memory. It makes me disciplined, punctual, confident and improves my communication skills and creativity. Reading is a good source of enjoyment, knowledge and inspiration.
Conclusion: Books contain a wealth of knowledge and information. They help enrich our mind with ideas, experience and understanding. Reading books keeps one always happy and busy. We must inculcate the habit of reading books.
MY FAVOURITE LEADER - MAHATMA GANDHI
Introduction: There have been many great leaders in our country but I like Mahatma Gandhi the most. He is my favourite leader. He was one of the greatest leaders of India who sacrificed his life to the cause of Country’s independence. His full name was Mohan Das Karamchand Gandhi. He is also known as the ` Father of the Nation’.
Early life: Gandhiji was born on 2nd October, 1869 in Porbandar, Gujarat. His mother’s name was Putli Bai and his father, Karamchand Gandhi, was the Diwan in the State of Rajkot. Gandhiji went to England to study law and returned as a Barrister. He spent nearly two decades of his life in South Africa where he fought against the injustice and discrimination towards his countrymen.
Role in Freedom Movement: Gandhiji returned to India in 1915 and joined Indian National Congress. He launched Satyagraha movement based on the principles of truth and non-violence against British. He started `Non Co-operation’ movement in 1920, `Civil Disobedience’ movement in 1930 and `Quit India’ movement in 1942. These movements forced the British to leave our country and thus India got her freedom on 15th August, 1947.
Death: On January 30, 1948 he was shot dead by Nathuram Godse. Since then, 30th January is celebrated as Martyr’s Day or Shaheed Diwas in his memory.
His Way of Life: Gandhiji’s way of life was very simple. He taught the lessons of truth and Ahimsa (non-violence) His birth anniversary (Gandhi Jayanti) is observed as the `International Day of Non- Violence’. He worked for the upliftment of untouchables and women. He removed the caste barriers in India. He always worked for the welfare of poor and downtrodden. He practised what he preached.
Gandhiji was a great leader, saint and social reformer. He made all his efforts to bring unity amongst people from all caste andcreed. His ideas and thoughts will guide us for generation.