CBSE Class 5 Environmental Science On the Move Again - Download Free PDF
Children in the urban areas live a very different life than those in the rural areas. This fact is brought to light through an interesting and moving story on the move again of a boy named Dhanu whose family works in the fields. The story begins with everyone in Dhanu's family enjoying the festivities of Dussehra with traditional dishes like Puran Poli, kadhi, etc. But by evening, everyone's mood is dampened as all of them except Dhanu's grandmother, blind aunt, and two-month-old cousin sister have to leave to work in the sugarcane factory of the Mukadam (an agent of sugarcane factories) for six months.
The whole family has to leave their home before the rainy season because they are able to earn by working in the fields till then but after that, they do not have any means of livelihood to feed their family. So, they take a loan from the Mukadam and in return work in his sugarcane fields. During the time they are away from home, Dhanu is forced to miss his school. Dhanu also worries about his grandmother who is left alone in the village.
The story then explains how Dhanu and his family spend their time near the sugarcane fields, for the six months that they are away from home. Dhanu's Mami (wife of Dhanu's mother's brother) is very keen on Dhanu continuing his studies without break and urges his parents to leave Dhanu back in the village the next time they come to work in the fields so that Dhanu does not have any breaks in his studies.
The story On the move again brings forth many facts of rural life such as how children of farmers have to depend on the rainy season and loans from Mukadams to have a regular life. It also makes the kids think about what can be done about such children and their education whose families are on the move for half of a year. It also acquaints children with the kind of work that happens in the villages, their lifestyle, and the type of work that makes them migrate to other regions.
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FAQs on CBSE Class 5 EVS Worksheet Chapter 7 On The Move Again - PDF
1. What is Puran Poli?
Puran Poli is a dish (sweet roti) made from gram flour and jaggery. It is a traditional dish in households during festival times.
2. What is Dussehra?
Dussehra is the final day (tenth day) of the Hindu festival of Navratri, and it commemorates the victory of good (Lord Ram) over evil (Ravana).
3. What arrangements can be made for Dhanu to keep studying even when the family is on the move?
Dhanu could enrol in a school in the new place that they move to or opt for evening schools.