A hobby is an occupation pursued outside one's main business for fun and pleasure. It is a free time activity that gives us pleasure. Hobbies also have great educative and practical value. They enrich our knowledge and skills. Different people have different hobbies. Reading, writing, playing, cooking, dancing, singing etc are examples of hobbies.
I like to do many things in my leisure hours. If I have to choose one among them as my favourite hobby, it is definitely reading. Now I am in class X, I have developed the hobby of reading since my primary school days. My father gave me books on moral stories in my childhood. That was the beginning of my interest in reading. Today, I like to read whatever I get. It can be a school book, story book, GK book, newspaper or anything. Reading gives us both pleasure and knowledge. It prepares us well for our school exams. It also helps us to know the unknown things of the world.
Reading helps in mastering a language. One can learn new words daily. One can learn different styles of language. Reading of stories, poems, novels and dramas develops our aesthetic and literary sense. Reading of newspapers also keeps us informed of the current happenings around the world. The editorials and letters to editors in newspapers help us develop a sound strong opinion on the burning topics of the day.
HSLC Exam 1992, 2003, 2010
Friendship is a mutual relationship of intimacy, affection and trust between two persons. Friends have a liking for each other and share each other's joys and sorrows at all times. They guide each other to live a more fulfilling life.
A friend in need is a friend indeed. A true friend always shares our joys and sorrows equally. He never leaves us at the time of need. He always guides us. But a false friend is called a fair weather friend. Such a friend only shares our joys and happy moments. He leaves us in times of adversity.
Man is a social being. He cannot live alone. He must mix with people around him. But he must be careful in choosing his friends. It is said that a man is known by the company he keeps. If he chooses wrong persons as his friends, they spoil his life. But if he chooses good persons as his friends, they help him to achieve success and prosperity in life.
HSLC Exam 2019
Punctuality is a noble virtue. One should acquire the habit of punctuality in every walk of life. Punctuality means doing everything at the right time. A punctual man never puts off what he can do now and today. Punctuality is a characteristic that is sure to bring prosperity and success in life. A punctual man gets enough time to do everything besides his normal duties in life.
A student who attends classes regularly and completes his homework in time always finds time to study more. A professional can achieve tremendous success and fame in his work through punctuality. Similarly a soldier or commander can bring victory to a country by doing things at the right time.
But an unpunctual man cannot complete even his normal duties. An unpunctual student fails to complete his studies in time. An unpunctual man may fail to get jobs and promotions. An unpunctual soldier may bring defeat in a war.
Time once lost can't be regained at any cost. So one must be punctual if one wants success in life.
8. The Festival You Like Best
HSLC Exam 2014, 2016, 2019
The Bihu is the state festival of the Assamese community. It is celebrated by the people of Assam irrespective of their caste, creed and religion.
There are three types of Bihus. They are the Bohag Bihu or the Rongali Bihu, the Magh Bihu or the Bhogali Bihu and the Kati Bihu or the Kongali Bihu.
The Bohag Bihu or the Rongali Bihu comres on the last day of the Assamese month of Sot and continues for the next seven days. This Bihu marks the beginning of the Assamese new year Bohag and is also called Bohag Bihu. During this Bihu, nature wears a festive look with all its green leaves and flowers. Songs and dances besides several age old customs are organized everywhere.
The Kangali Bihu falls on the last day of the Assamese month of Ahin. Granaries are almost empty at this time. So there is no cheerfulness during this Bihu. People light earthen lamps in the paddy fields and near the Tulasi plant and offer prayers to the Almighty to give them a good harvest.
The Bhogali Bihu or Magh Bihu falls on the last day of the Assamese month of Puh and the first day of the Assamese month Magh. This Bihu is celebrated just after the harvesting season. So every house is full of foodstuffs. Different types of pithas are prepared and large scale feasts are held everywhere.
The Bihu is not only a festival. It is much more than that. It is an embodiment of Assamese culture. Songs and dances performed, foodstuffs prepared, different traditional activities carried out - all these are aspects of Assamese culture.
9. Your School Library
HSLC Exam 2007, 2010, 2017
Each school must have a library of its own. A library is an essential asset of a school. A library contributes to the learning environment of a school.
Our school too has a big library with a stock of 50,000 books. It is housed in a big hall. It has four sections namely Students' Corner, Teachers' Corner, News Corner and Reading Hall. Besides books on all school subjects, it has books on all other subjects such as history, geography, civics, economics, physics, chemistry, maths and general studies. The news corner supplies many newspapers and magazines for readers.
There are one librarian and two assistant librarians. They help us locate books and issue books to teachers and students. One can borrow books for a period of 15 days at first and get it extended for another 15 days later.
We get a lot of help from the library. We can read or borrow reference books on all school subjects. We can also read books on other subjects and thus expand and enrich our knowledge.
10. Floods in Assam
HSLC Exam 2013
Flood is one of the natural calamities that affects life and property. An overflow of water from the rivers, lakes or seas is called flood. Assam is one of the most flood prone regions in India.
Every year during the rainy season, flood affects Assam. Excessive rains in different parts of Assam cause the river waters to overflow and submerge the low-lying areas of the state.
The heavy rain caused by the monsoon in May and June is the main reason behind flood in Assam. Due to the monsoon, rains continue for two to three months and the Brahmaputra and its tributaries overflow, thus creating havoc in the form of flood. The defective drainage and embankment system and widespread deforestation of the state also cause floods.
Flood causes heavy damages to crops, livestock, houses and other properties in the villages. It also damages the roads and disrupts the transport and communication system in the state.
Individuals, establishments, NGOs and government authorities come up with rescue operations. Food, medicine and other essentials are provided to the flood affected people.
The government should devise permanent solutions to the problem of flood in Assam. Embankments should be constructed. Drainage system should be improved. The mighty Brahmaputra and its tributaries should be scientifically controlled.
11. Your Daily Life
For success and prosperity in life, a well-regulated daily routine is very essential. If we don't cultivate the habit of following a well-regulated lifestyle in our day-to-day life, we cannot expect a smooth journey without troubles in life.
My daily life as a student is very simple. I get up early at 5 A.M. everyday. I then go for a morning walk with my friends. I return home at 5:45 A.M. I brush my teeth. I take a cup of tea with some snacks and then start reading. I have a bath at 8 A.M. and have my meals.
I reach school at 9 A.M. Our morning assembly starts at 9 A.M. Our classes start at 9:20 A.M. After morning assembly, I attend my classes till 12 Noon. We have a leisure period for half an hour from 12 Noon to 12:30 P.M. Sometimes I play during the leisure period. Sometimes I read something in the library reading room.
Our school ends at 2 PM. I reach home at about 2:30 PM. After having lunch, I take a rest for some time. Then I go to the nearby playground and play cricket with my friends. I return home around 6 PM and start preparing my lessons. I watch TV from 8 PM to 9 PM. Then we have our dinner and go to bed.
On holidays, I read till 11 AM in the morning. I then play with my brothers and sisters at home. I spend the evening watching TV with my family.
12. Your Aim in Life
Every man must have an aim in life. Different people have different aims in life. An aimless man cannot attain the goal of life. A man with a well-defined aim in life can achieve prosperity and success easily.
My aim in life is to become a teacher. I am now reading in Class X. After graduation, I wish to pursue a B.Ed course as it is mandatory for those willing to join the teaching profession. After that I will appear for the Teacher Eligibility Test and join the teaching profession. My teachers have played a great role in my life and thus inspired me to take up this profession.
Teaching is the mother of all professions. A teacher can mould the life of a nation. In addition to normal duties of teaching a particular subject, a teacher can instill moral and ethical values in students. He can guide the entire society in the right direction. He has to act as a friend, philosopher and guide of the students.
My ambition is to become a teacher and serve my country. As a teacher I can do much to uplift the society. By imparting vale education and guidance, I may be able to transform society.