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CLASS- VIII
SUBJECT ENGLISH
:
By:
Mrs. Manju Pal
TGT(English)
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KV SAC, A’bAd
INTRODUCTION
 Major Ahluwalia was a member of the first
team conquering Mt. Everest in 1965.
 He was awarded the Padma Bhushan award
in 2002.
 Major Ahluwalia is also the chairman of the
Rehabilitation Council of India and is a
recipient of several awards like Padma
Sri, Arjuna award, the National Award for
the best work done in the field of Disability,
the Order of the Khalsa (Nissan A Khalsa).
 He has written several books like Higher
than Everest, Beyond the
Himalayas, Everest is within you.
Major H.P.S. Ahluwalia
 He won the Tenzing Norgay National
Adventure Award for lifetime achievement
on August 29, 2009. Even after climbing
Mount Everest he had a question in his
mind 'why Everest?'
OBJECTIVES
 To enable the students to
develop reading skills
 To make them aware why
man takes up tasks which
are adventurous
 To make the students aware
of the challenges faced by
man and how they
overcome them
SUMMARY
In this extract he tells
about his feelings
standing on the highest
peak of the world.
Climbing Mount Everest
brings a deep sense of
humility and a tinge of
sadness too. It follows a
deep sense of joy and
thankfulness . The
experience changes one
completely.
A climb to a
summit means°Endurance
°Persistence
°Will power.
Mountains are a means of communion with God.
Climbing high mountains is a difficult task but
man feels great in overcoming difficulties.
Mountain climbing tests one’s physical strength
and will power. The success is followed by a sense
of fulfilment or satisfaction. It is a proof for man’s
love for adventure.
It is an ennobling,
enriching experience to
just look down from the
summit of a mountain.
On reaching the peak
one bows down and
makes his obeisance to
which ever God one
worships.
The writer says there is
another summit to climb.
It is within yourself, your
own mind.
The most difficult task is to
know oneself. One has to
do it alone and oneself.
The Everest experience
inspired the writer to face
life boldly.
CONCLUSION
ASSIGNMENT
I
Read the questions below and choose the right options 1.The obstacles in climbing a mountain are
 Physical
 Emotional
 Social
2. Mountains are a means of
 Communion with society
 Communion with man
 Communion with God
3. After climbing the summit
 One has a feeling of sorrow
 One has a feeling of victory and happiness
 One has a feeling of despair
SOLUTIONS
I
a) Physical
b) Communion with God
c) One has a feeling of victory and happiness
ASSIGNMENT
II
Pick out words from chapter which mean
the same as1.The act of communicating or sharing
2.To induce a lively feeling
3.Something that stands in the way
SOLUTIONS
II
1.Communion
2.Exhilarating
3.Obstacles
ASSIGNMENT
III
Answer the following questions
1. How does Ahluwalia explain the title of the
lesson, “The summit within”?
2. How did the writer feel standing on the
summit?
3. How does Ahluwalia describe his achievement?
4. What are the problems the climbers face as
they climb a mountain?
SOLUTIONS
III
Ans. 1.
→ Great achievement
→ Merely a physical experience
→ Another summit with every person
→ Changes the man completely
Ans. 2
→ Adventure though risky was worthwhile
→ surrounding peaks like jewelled mountains
→ Enriching and Ennobling experience
Ans. 3
→ Not just a physical climb
→ Sense of fulfilment
→ Experience not just physical but also emotional and spiritual
Ans. 4
→ Breathing at great height - difficult
→ Climber curses for undertaking such a task
→ Moments when he feels going back for relief
ASSIGNMENT
IV
ACROSS
2)State of Feeling of close
relationship
4) Being rejoiceful due to success
6) To excite very much
8) With Determination
10) A painful experience
DOWN
1)
3)
5)
7)
9)
Mountain Peak
Dare to do or say
The view of a wide area
Climb
Tiredness
SOLUTIONS
IV
References:
1. Honeydew Text Book
2. Webster’s Student Dictionary
Links:
http://barusahib.org/pdf/The_summit_within.pdf
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/H._P._S._Ahluwalia
http://www.google.co.in/imghp?hl=en&tab=wi

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