# NCERT Solutions for Class 9 English Chapter 6(B) - Children of India

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## Chapter 6(B) - Children of India Exercise 114

Solution 1
 Shravan Kumar Narendra Kumar He probably works in a diner. A young boy in a nice school uniform. He is not handsomely paid. Belongs to a well-o-do family. At the age he is working, it is called child labour, which is against law. He studies and hopefully goes to school regularly. Probably his family conditions forced him to work so young. He appears smart, confident and enthusiastic. He is too poor to even afford a decent set of clothes to wear on. He is educated and is well aware of his rights and responsibilities.

Solution 3

## Chapter 6(B) - Children of India Exercise 119

Solution 5
 Expressions D or S X is different from Y in that..... D X and Y are alike in that.... S X and Y have….. in common. S Whereas X ................, Y .............. D Compared to X, Y... D X .... In contrast, Y.... D X .... However, Y.... D X and Y both S

Solution 6

Dreams have no boundations

We see so many people every day from different walks of life. Little time do we have to wonder about what makes them? This time we bring you two cases that have little in common. We juxtaposed their lives and now share with you what we found out. Shravan and Narendra are two boys at the age of 13, chasing their dreams and making the best out of their available resources. Their lives are so distinguished that one wonders of their worlds that are poles apart.

Shravan is an orphan boy who works all the night till early morning, serving eatables to press workers and goes to sleep around six in the mooring. He has little time for merry making and chases his dreams with the fate his parents delivered to him at their death. Whereas, Narendra is a boy that belongs to a well to do family, with his father a police officer. He is not just good at studies but in extracurricular activities as well. He recently received Soviet Land Nehru Award for drawing and painting. However, he does not intend to become an artist as he says, "Drawing and painting are just hobbies, which give me a great deal of pleasure." Sharavan, on the other hand has no time to play games, gully danda and marbles with his friends back in his village. He sometime entertains himself with cinema, which remains his favourite form of entertainment; he even wakes up early to watch the noon show.

Shravan bears the burden of his mother's dream that he will own his own shop like his father. He and his brother, Shatrughna, work had to restore the land his father mortgaged. They have paid the loan of 8000 already and now just the interest remains to be paid back. Whereas, Narendra is free of such pressures. Both his parents support him a lot. He aspires to become a police officer like his father and knows what it takes to become one. So, he is already working hard for it. He is mentally and physically fit. He plays tennis and swims regularly. Thus, while Shravan works hard to earn his living and to survive in the world and tries to carve a niche for him, Narendra hails from a sound background and parents that support him. Both the boys are diligent and know the importance of hard work in their respective lives. They know what they want and how they are going to achieve it.

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