Sunday, 17 May 2020

The Prince of Panidihing | All Questions Answers | Class 8 | Lesson 1 | A Story about Khagen

The Prince of Panidihing Questions and Answers

Class 8, Lesson 1, English, SCERT, Assam

The Prince of Panidihing, All Questions Answers, Class 8, Lesson 1, A Story about Khagen

1.Answer the following questions to check your understanding:
a)Why did the people of Chitolia and the neighbouring villages panic?
Answer:
Chitolia and the neighbouring villages sit by the mighty river Brahmaputra. Last night, a heavy current of the rising Brahmaputra breached the embankment at Chitolia. As a result, water soon occupied the villages. So the villagers mouths dried up in fear and panic.
b)What happened when the embankment at Chitolia villages was breached?
Answer:
With the breach of the protecting embankment, the Brahmaputra's rising water soon occupied Chitolia and the other nearby villages. Flood water rose alarmingly up to roof tops of the houses. People were startled as they found no way out of it. Even their livestock were swept away in the waves of flood water.
c)What action did Khagen and his classmates take to rescue the villagers of Chitolia?
Answer:
Khagen was a different kind of a boy and he could never bear the tears of the villagers. So, he decided to run a speedy rescue operation. He formed a team with his friends and initiated the rescue operation. He built some rafts from banana trees and mounted every villager onto the boats. He then escorted everyone to the school building. He even managed food items for his hungry villagers. He rescued doctor Hatibaruah and his wife Moni Baidew also.
d)How did Khagen and Dambaru rescue Dr. Hatibaruah and Moni Baidew?
Answer:
Khagen and Dambaru indulged themselves in a risky operation to rescue Dr. Hatibaruah and his wife Moni Baidew. He sailed up on a raft to their stranded location and then mount the couple. Then he sailed up stream and down stream to the village school.
On their way, they met up an accident too.Their raft got baffled in a whirlpool and all of them fell down. They somehow rescued Hatibaruah and Moni Baidew. 
e)Why did the people of the village call Khagen ‘The Prince of Panidihing’?
Answer:
Khagen rightly deserves a title of 'The Prince of Panidihing' because he is a great social activist that also at a very tender age. He is just seventeen but never step his foot back when it comes to social work. In a tensed flood situation, he and his teammate took all the pains rescue each and every villager. He even endangered his own life to save Dr. Hatibaruah and his wife Moni Baidew. The spirit of the boy towards a greater social cause forced everyone to call Khagen the Prince of Panidihing. 

2.How much of the story do you remember? Answer these questions quickly.
a)Who was Khagen? How old was he?
Answer:
Khagen was a brave and hard working social worker of Chitolia, Borgaon. Khagen was a brave boy who lived in Chitola, Borgaon. He was just seventeen years old growing teenager.
b)‘It rained heavily all week.’ What was the result?
Answer:
The heavy rain had an adverse impact. The level of water of the Brahmaputra rose up because of the rain. The rising water breached an embankment of Chitolia and thus flood submerged not only Chitolia but also other neighbouring villages. 
c)‘In moments, huge waves of water broke into the villages.’ – What is this situation called?
Answer:
Huge waves of water caused to submerge the village of Chitolia and other neighbouring villages. This is situation is a catastrophe called flood.

d)“Khagen! You have saved our lives, given us a new life.” – Who said this? Why did he say this?

Answer: Dr Hatibaruah said, "“Khagen! You have saved our lives, given us a new life.” Khagen and his friend Dambaru took great risk to save Dr Hatibaruah and his wife Moni Baidew. In fact, they were about to be swept away in flood. But brave Khagen did not allow it to happen and rescued them. So, Dr. Hatibaruah had to say those words in admiration of their bravery. 

3.Complete the following sentences possibly in your own words:
a)The water rolled over some of the house tops and the villagers had to face a disterous situation of flood. Water level went up to their roof tops andc they took shelter on housetops. Livestock died.
b)By the time the people of the Chitolia were evacuated, Khagen and his team were already tired, but that was not the end as people were hungry and they had to manage food for them.

c)Half an hour later, the boat reached the doctor’s house and the boat was about to hit the railings bof the doctor's verandah. But they avoided it and by mounting the doctor and his wife they safely sailed up to the school.
d)The boat took a U turn now and it started to sail smoothly with the current.
e)Dambaru and two other man somehow managed to catch

4. This question is about making news reports on the flood situation of Chitolia. See the question from your textbook.
Answer:   Flood Situation Createdc Panic in Chitolia but Khagen Did it Again.
Panidihing, 25th June: 

The village of Chitolia went below water in a recent flood situation caused by heavy rainfall of the last week. The water level of the Brahmaputra rose above the marked danger level and swiped away the embankment at Chitolia. In no time flood water submerged Chitolia and several other nearby village. The villagers got no opportunity to preserve their valuables, livestock or to move to a safer place. Khagen, aged seventeen and friends, a group of local boys formed a team to save their villagers. They did it all by making some rafts and then rescued the villagers to safer place. Presently all the villagers are taking shelter at the village school compound. Later they also informed the local administration. The administration initiated a quick rescue operation. The villagers now thank the brave boy Khagen and his team and they have awarded him a title of 'The Prince of Panidihing'. As per eyewitness, the team of Khagen nearly met a deadly accident while rescuing the village doctor Hatibaruah and his wife Moni Baidew. 
 
5.(a) This question will teach you about adverbs. Please go through your textbook and read it out.
 
8.Read this news item very carefully:
Two die in Assam floods

Anil Nagar, July 16: Two persons, a man and a woman were drowned in a devastating flood caused by heavy rains in Anil Nagar, Kamrup district, Assam. Most of the flood affected people were however rescued and taken to the relief camps. The district administration sought the help of paramilitary forces in the rescue operation. Many NGOs also offered their help in the operation.
(b) From the above news report find answers to the following questions:
(i) Where did the flood occur?
Answer:
In the stated news report, flood occurred in Anil Nagar of Kamrup district of Assam.
(ii) How many people died in the flood?
Answer:
The report stated that two people died in the flood.
(iii) What were the flood affected people taken to?
Answer:
The news report reveals that the flood affected people were taken to the relief camps.
(iv) Who helped the flood affected people?
Answer:
The district administration, the paramilitary force and the NGOs came up for the help of the flood affected people.


(c) Imagine you are Khagen. Working with your partner, write a newspaper report on the floods and how they affected the lives of the people in your village and the neighbouring villages.
Answer:
Panidihing has gone under Brahmaputra's Flood
Panidihing, 26th June:

The village of Chitolia went below water in a recent flood situation caused by heavy rainfall of the last week. The water level of the Brahmaputra rose above the marked danger level and swiped away the embankment at Chitolia. In no time flood water submerged Chitolia and several other nearby village. The villagers got no opportunity to preserve their valuables, livestock or to move to a safer place. Khagen, aged seventeen and friends, a group of local boys formed a team to save their villagers. They did it all by making some rafts and then rescued the villagers to safer place. Presently all the villagers are taking shelter at the village school compound. Later they also informed the local administration. The administration initiated a quick rescue operation. The villagers now thank the brave boy Khagen and his team and they have awarded him a title of 'The Prince of Panidihing'. As per eyewitness, the team of Khagen nearly met a deadly accident while rescuing the village doctor Hatibaruah and his wife Moni Baidew. Reportedly, in the devastating flood, more than 850 people have been affected.
The district administration has ensured all sorts of necessary facilities at the relief camp. From food to clothes all facilities have been recreated as stated by the district administration. The district administration has also ensured that no deadly disease should form in the relief center by facilitating health and hygiene measures. As per the statement released by the administration, they are planning a compensation scheme for the flood affected.  
 
(9) What would you have done if you were Khagen? Write a diary entry describing your experience and actions on the day the floods occurred in your village. Use the information from the main text to write your entry.
 

Answer:
MY DIARY PAGE
26th June, 2021  10:30 pm
   I had a horrible experience today. My heart completely broke as the huge flood waves broke our village embankment and caused to submerge our entire village. So I could not wait, I called my friends Dambaru and others. We made a team to save everyone. Firstly, we made rafts of banana trunks. Then we put everyone there and chose the village school to relocate my native villagers. Thankfully, the village school is on a higher ground. So it did not sink and became a safer place. At first when I saw flood water rising above my house, I was about to lose my sense.

A dangerous incident also happened while doing rescue operation. But now when I recall it, I am finding it funny as well. While coming back from Dr. Hatibaruah's house, our raft was caught in a whirlpool and the raft became upside down. All four passengers were in water. Dambaru was brave as well as powerful. He saved Moni Baidew. However we all are safe now. We have informed our district administration. They are coming for our rescue tomorrow. I am happy now even amidst this disaster because we are safe now.

10. Project Work:
Imagine your village has been inundated by the flood waters of the Brahmaputra. Discuss in your group what steps you will take as volunteers to provide relief to the flood victims of your village. Draw up a plan of action.
 

Answer:  Flood is a terrible disaster. But we mankind have to fight against it anyhow. Very sadly our village is presently amid flood. Some of our village boys have formed team and have drawn the following action plan:-
  • Firstly, we will have to ensure that all villagers, their valuable things and the livestock is rescued. If not, we will do that staff immediately.
  • Then, we will have to arrange for food and cloth for our villagers who are now staying in village school.
  • We will have to ensure their health as we heard that Malaria sort of diseases easily can outbreak after flood.
  • We have decided to inform the district administration immediately.
  • We also heard that NGOs help in this situation. We have entrusted this duty upon two of our members to approach different NGOs for this purpose. 
  • Our moto is to help our villagers. We are committed to do so.
11. Prepare a notice to be hung on your school noticeboard informing the students about a free health camp to help the flood victims.
Answer:

The Info Bell School, Azamgarh
NOTICE
Dated: 01th July, 2021
Free Health Camp by Our School
Notified herewith that in order to help the villagers of Rajani Chuk Village in Dhemaji, our school has decided to organize a free of cost health check up camp on 10th of July, 2021. As the village recently faced a terrible flood situation, there is a high possibility of outbreak of after flood diseases in the village and our school feels that we should take an early measure.

So, the interested students are requested to be a part of it and they should submit their names for the role of volunteers to their respective class teacher latest by 7th of July.


Sd/-
Mr. Voymkesh Azad
Principal

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