CBSE Class-12 Compartment Exam 2020 : Question Paper- English Elective

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CBSE Class-12 Compartment Exam 2020 : Question Paper- English Elective

Q1. Read the passage given below and answer the questions that follow : 

1 In Ladakh, 30 years ago, it was difficult to cross the stream near Hemis monastery, on the way to a small dharma school. It could be done only
early morning or in the afternoon and that too, only on horseback. Now you could just walk across the stream. ‘‘It is shocking to see how the
stream has shrunk,’’ said Drikung Chetsang Rinpoche, anguished at the alarming ecological changes in the Himalayan region. Besides, China is
reportedly planning to divert the Brahmaputra waters to irrigate the parched Xingjiang region, preventing it from flowing into India, he
added. ‘‘Let us make the Himalayan region — from Ladakh to Arunachal Pradesh, and the Hindu Kush area — green.’’   

2 ‘‘Going green is a mindset, a philosophy. It means, first, to be mindful of what you do and its impact on other living beings and our global
ecosystem,’’ said Rajesh Patel. ‘‘Green lives matter, but that alone will not reverse climate change. It has to become a movement to make any

3 Go Green, Go Organic and Goldenmile Learning came together in 2015 and harnessed water from melting glaciers, and planted 25,000 trees at
15,000 ft altitude in the Ladakh region. Now they plan to improve their efforts and develop a 250-acre land donated by Phobrang and its nearby
villages of Lukung and Yurgo as a model to promote sustainable living to manage climate change and bring economic prosperity to the
Himalayan economy.   

4 The 250 acres of land will be developed within five years to includefacilities for the community to interact with each other, learn new skills,

showcase and sell their arts and crafts and other produce. Aninternational standard ice rink for ice hockey, too, has been planned.  


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