Chapter 2

NCERT
Class 9
English
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“If you work hard and know where you’re going, you’ll get there,” says Evelyn Glennie. You have now read about two musicians, Evelyn Glennie and Ustad Bismillah Khan. Do you think that they both worked hard? Where did they want to ‘go’?

Question:

“If you work hard and know where you’re going, you’ll get there,” says Evelyn Glennie. You have now read about two musicians, Evelyn Glennie and Ustad Bismillah Khan. Do you think that they both worked hard? Where did they want to ‘go’?

Answer these questions in two paragraphs, one on each of the two musicians.

Answer:

Both Evelyn Glennie and Ustad Bismillah Khan had worked hard to achieve their goals. It is a fact that dedication and determination help one in attaining one’s long cherished goals. Evelyn Glennie was totally deaf but she was not ready to giveup her courage. She was determined to lead a normal life and pursue interest in music. She worked hard and got Royal Philharmonic Society’s prestigious Soloistof the Year Award in 1991. She accomplished more than most people twice her age.

Ustad Bismillah Khan is another example of determination and hard work. He belongs to a well known family of musicians from Bihar. He took to music early in life. He gave many memorable performances not only in India but abroad also. He practised hard and reached his destination in 2001 when he was awarded India’s highest civilian award, the Bharat Ratna. The other National Awards like the Padmashri, the Padma Bhushan and the Padma Vibhushan were also conferred on him. His life has been a perfect example of the rich, cultural heritage of India. Click here for all Solved PYQs & New pattern Q's Educart book

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