Learn the value of justice and honesty towards duty.
Internalize the sense of right and wrong, which is higher than friendship and enmity.
Value and respect the elderly family members.
Learn sentences to be used in day to day life.
Speak English language correctly.
Write English language correctly.
Learn new words used in the lesson.
Value the power of Panchayat.
Respect the verdict of judicial bodies.
Settle the matters mutually.
Settle the differences through dialogues.
Bond- strong relation /connection
Bond of love between two friends is necessary.
Arrangements have been made for the function.
Indifferent- inactive,not attentive
I don’t like his indifferent behavior.
Obvious – clear
It is obvious that you are going to lose the match.
We should be sympathized with needy persons.
Jumman Chaudhary and Algu were good friends.
Jumman’s aunt transferred her property to Jumman on the condition that he would take care of her entire life.
Jumman ‘s and his wife’s behavior changed after a couple of years.
Aunt demanded an allowance to meet her daily needs.
Jumman refused and insulted her .
She took the case to the Panchayat.
She nominated her head Panch.
Algu favoured the path of truth and justice and gave verdict in aunt’s favour.
Jumman became his enemy and wanted his revenge.
Algu was in a problem after some time.
Samjhu Sahu nominated Juman as his head Panch.
Jumman realized the situation and the responsibility of Panch.
He gave verdict in Algu’s favour forgetting his revenge.
This was the victory of the Panchayat.
It is proved “the voice of Panch is the voice of God”.
Both became friends again.
There were two good friends ,Jumman Shaikh and Algu Chaudhary.There friendship was very strong.In one’s absence the other used tolook after and take care of other’s family. Therefore they enjoyed a great respect in the village.
Jumman had an old aunt. She transferred her property to Jumman on a condition that he would take care of her and look after her throughout her remaining life. For some years everything went smoothly but after a couple of years Jumman and his wife changed their behavior. She was not properly taken care of and was insulted in many ways.She was not given food .When her patience crossed her limits , she spoke to her nephew and demanded a monthly allowance to meet her daily needs.Jumman did not pay any attention and insulted her . Hence, decided to take the case to the Panchayat.She nominated Algu , jumman’s best friend ,as her head Panch.Being a PanchAlgu had to favour the truth and gave the verdict in aunt’s favour.In which Jumman had to pay a fixed a monthly allowance to his aunt. This verdict, Jumman did not take in the true spirit and harboured a wrong feeling for Algu , and they became enemy.
After some time Algu found himself in a tight spot. One of his pair of bullock died so he sold his other bullock to SamjhuSahu .He had to pay the money within a month .Unfortunately the sold bullock died within a month before the expiry of the period of the payment. So, Samjhu was reluctant to pay the money to Algu. So, Algu took the case to the Panchayat and Samjhu Sahu appointed Jumman ,now, enemy of Algu as the head Panch. When Jumman became the head Panch then he realized that the responsibility of a head Panch is more important than any relation. Algu was thinking that he had lost his case but Jumman gave the Verdict in his favour and ordered Sahu to pay the money to Algu.
Overwhelmed, Algu proclaimed that the voice of Panch is the voice of God.
Both friends embraced each other and their tears washed off their all dirt from their hearts.
SHORT ANSWER TYPE QUESTIONS
How do we know that their bond of friendship was very strong?
Because either of them went away from the village, other looked after his family.
Who transferred property to jumman?
The aunt transferred property to Jumman.
What was the condition of the transfer?
The condition was that Jumman had to take care of her throughout her life.
What was the change after the couple of years?
The change was in the behavior of the nephew and his wife with ant and they started insulting her, they did not give her food on time and the wife quarreled with her .
Who swallowed these insults?
The swallowed these insults.
What did she say to Jumman one day?
She said to Jumman that it was obvious that she was not wanted in their house anymore and she requested Jumman to give her a monthly allowance so that she could set up a separate kitchen.
What was Jumman’s reply?
In reply Jumman said that his wife knew best how to run the house.
What was the reaction of the aunt?
The aunt got very angry and she decided to take her case to the village Panchayat.
textbook questions and answers
Then the situation changed.” What is being referred to?
The situation when Jumman became indifferent to his aunt.
When Jumman’s aunt realised that she was not welcome in
his house, what arrangement did she suggest?
She suggested to give her monthly allowance so that she can set up a separate kitchen.
What was the villagers’ reaction when the aunt explained her case to them?
When she explained her case some villagers laughed at her, some sympathised with her and few others advised her to make it up with her nephew.
Why was Jumman happy over Algu’s nomination as head Panch?
Jumman was happy because he thought Algu was his friend so he would get the case I his favour.
“God lives in the heart of the Panch.” the aunt said. What did she mean?
She meant that the Panch looks over everyone equally.
What was Algu’s verdict as head Panch? How did Jumman take it?
Algu’s verdict was that Jumman should pay his aunt monthly allowance or else the property goes back to the aunt.
Algu found himself in a tight spot. What was his problem?
His problem was that Samju Sahu had refused to pay him the money for his bullock.
Why was Algu upset over Jumman’s nomination as head Panch?
Algu was upset because he thought that Jumman would take revenge and decide the case against his favour.
What was Jumman’s verdict as head Panch? How did Algu
Jumman’s verdict was that Samju should pay Algu the price of his bullock
Which of the following sums up the story best?
(i) “I also know that you will not kill your conscience for
the sake of friendship.”
(ii) “Let no one deviate from the path of justice and truth for
friendship or enmity.”
(iii) “The voice of the Panch is the voice of God.”
Give a reason for your choice.
The voice of the Panch is the voice of God because both Algu and Jumman decided the case without keeping any friendship nor enimity.