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Arrange the Following Sentences in the Chronological Order as They Appear in the Passage: (I) on Celebrations, Parents Can Invest Rs. 200 and Plant a Sapling of a Tree Representing the Child’S Birth Star. - English

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A1. Order
Arrange the following sentences in the chronological order as they appear in the passage:
(i) On celebrations, parents can invest Rs. 200 and plant a sapling of a tree representing the child’s birth star.
(ii) He wants to create Brihat Panchvati.
(iii) He has been able to increase the areas of the Pavitra VanaVana.
(iv) Plans are afoot to create a Saptaswara forest.

Today, Reddy is one of the most well - known environment specialists in India. With his influence, he has been able to increase the areas of the Pavitra Vana and has plans to bring about awareness of Puranic trees and flowers for the knowledge of the Indian citizen.
He wants to create near the Pavitra Vana, a Brihat Panchavati so that parents can show their children the forest where Shakuntala lived or Sita spent her final days. There will also be a hillock where people can meditate. Plans are also afoot create a Saptaswara forest, pertaining to different ragas in music. Scientists have found that certain plants react in a particular way to different ragas. So in such a forest, when a musician performs certain ragas, the plants will reach in such a manner that it will benefit the audience, the musician and the whole environment. The other idea is an ecopark for children. On celebrations, like birthdays, parents can invest Rs. 200 and plant a sapling of a tree representing the child's birth star. The plant will also carry the child's name. The Pavitra Vana also houses a garden of Prophet Mohammed, which has some plants mentioned in the Holy Quran. There is the date plant - sacred to Islam - and the Mimosops elengi, the latter a highly fragrant variety. There is also the garden of Eden for housing plants sacred to Christianity, but the Pavitra Vana authorities have to procure most of them in the new sections.

A2. Find specialities
Write down the specialities of the following:
(i) Brihat Panchavati: ........................ ..... . .
(ii) Saptaswara Forest: ..................... ..... .............. . .
(iii) Eco-park: ..................................... . .
(iv) A garden of Prophet Mohammed:

A3. Antonyms Find antonyms for the following words from the passage:
(i) same
(ii) decrease
(iii) destroy
(iv) lost

A4. Language study
(i) He wants to create near the Pavitra Vana, a Brihat Panchavati. [Pick out an infinitive from the given line and use it in your own sentence]
(ii) Reddy is one of the most well-known environment specialists in India. [Begin with: Very few ………]

A5. Personal Response
Do you think one person alone can create an awareness towards environment conservation ? Support, your answer with appropriate reasons.

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Solution

A1.
(iii) He has been able to increase the areas of the Pavitra Vana.
(ii) He wants to create Brihat Panchavati.
(iv) Plans are afoot to create a Saptaswara forest.
(i) On celebrations, parents can invest Rs. 200 and plant a sapling of a tree representing the child’s birth star

A2.
(i) Brihat Panchavati is the forest where Shakuntala lived and also where Sita spent her final days.
(ii) Saptaswara forest will contain plants which react in peculiar ways to different ragas in music. This in turn will benefit the audience, the musicians and the environment at large.
(iii) The eco-park is a park to be built for children where parents can spend Rs. 200 and plant a sapling on special occasions like their child’s birthday, etc and also name it after their child.
(iv) The Pavitra Vana contains a garden of Prophet Mohammed with plants mentioned in the Holy Quran like the date plant and the Mimosops elengi.

A3.
(i) same X different
(ii) decrease X increase
(iii) destroy X create
(iv) lost X found

A4.
(i) To create – Jack learned to create showpieces out of waste materials at the summer workshop.
(ii) Very few environment specialists in India are as well-known as Reddy.

A5.Determination and perseverance can take us a long way to achieve our goals. If a person sets his/her mind to bring about a positive development, his/her example will inspire others to do the same. Therefore it is possible for one person to create awareness regarding conservation of the environment.

Concept: Reading Skill (Textual)
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