A Great Coachman – Unit – 7 : Prose

Warm-Up Activity:
Task 1: What do you want to be when you grow up? Why do you want to become thus? Discuss with your friends.

Ans: I want to become a teacher. Because it is a noble profession.

Task 2 :
A. Name some of your family members whom you think are great.

Ans: My mother, father and my sister.

B. Name some great men of our country.

Ans: Mahatma Gandhiji, Swami Vivekananda, Shri Krushna Deva Raya, etc

A Great Coachman

1. A little boy jumped out of the coach. He ran to his mother. He pointed to the coachman and said, “Mother, I want to be a coachman like him. How nice it is to drive a coach!”

2. His mother smiled, and wisely said, “Naren, if you want to be a coachman, you can. But you should be a coachman like Krishna who guided Arjuna and showed the path to the innocent people of the universe”. Little Naren could not understand his mother’s words quite clearly. Later on, he became what his mother wished for. Narendra became famous as Swami Vivekananda.

3. Narendra was born on 12th of January 1863. His parents were Vishwanath Dutta and Bhuvaneshwari Devi. They considered the child was a gift from Lord Veereshwara. So they named the child Veereshwara. Later they gave him the name Narendranath Dutta. He was sent to school at the age of six. He read stories from Ramayana and Mahabharatha. He had a desire to study more and become a scholar. He wanted to see God.

4. Later he met his real guru Ramakrishna Paramahamsa and experienced God. He stayed with Ramakrishna Paramahamsa for a few years. Then he became a wandering monk, visiting different places in India. He spoke to the people about the importance of education. He said that education should develop a complete human being. He fought against social evils like the caste system, superstitions and so on.

Ramakrishna Paramahamsa

5. Swami Vivekananda went to the United States of America (USA) in 1893. He made a great speech in the Parliament of Religions in Chicago. He said that all religions in the world preached the same truth. Therefore everyone in the world should develop a sense of brotherhood and love each other. He came back to India and began to teach tolerance and love.

The United States of America (USA)
Chicago at night
The parliament of religions

6. He established the Belur Math in Calcutta, which became the centre of the Ramakrishna Mission. The main motto of Ramakrishna Mission is “Work is Worship”. He lived for only 39 years, but his achievements are great. He made the world understand that India was a great country.

7. Vivekananda’s words guide us even today.

The Belur Math in Calcutta

Words to Know:

coach : horse-drawn carriage, ಸಾರಥಿ
desire : wish, ಬಯಕೆ, ಆಶಿಸು
scholar : a learned person, ವಿದ್ವಾಂಸ
wandering : moving from place to place, ಅಲೆದಾಡುವ, ಸುತ್ತಾಟ, ಪರ್ಯಟನೆ
monk : a holy man, ಸನ್ಯಾಸಿ, ಬಿಕ್ಕು
social evils : evils that affect the society, ಸಾಮಾಜಿಕ ಪಿಡುಗುಗಳು
caste system : different groups in the society, ಜಾತಿ ಪದ್ಧತಿ
superstitions : blind faith, ಮೂಢನಂಬಿಕೆಗಳು
religions : systems of faith and worship, ಧರ್ಮ
brotherhood : a feeling that all belong to a family and are brothers and sisters, ಸೋದರಭಾವ
motto : That expresses the aims and beliefs of a person, ಸೂಕ್ತಿ, ಧ್ಯೇಯವಾಕ್ಯ
achievements : great works, ಸಾಧನೆ

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Competency – Prepositions


A preposition is placed before a noun or a pronoun to show the relation with the person or thing denoted by it.

Examples of Prepositions ‘at’

  1. Look at me.
  2. Do not laugh at anyone.
  3. The girl is standing at the door.
  4. The train has arrived at the station.

Examples of Prepositions ‘in’

  • 1. He deals in silk.
  • 2. He is weak in English.
  • 3. The letter is written in English.
  • 4. Have faith in God.

Examples of Prepositions ‘On’

1. Rely on your own effort.
2. He is bent on doing this mischief.
3. The bus moves on the roads.

Examples of Prepositions ‘To’

1. I object to your proposal.
2. I prefer tea to coffee.
3. I go to school every day.
4. I am obliged to you.

Examples of Prepositions ‘Of’

1. I am fond of you.
2. She is proud of her beauty.
3. He died of typhoid.
4. Take care of your health.

Examples of Prepositions ‘With’

1. I can’t write with this pen.
2. He is annoyed with me at my joke.
3. He is busy with his work.
4. I am happy with what I have.

Examples of Prepositions ‘For’

1. I feel bad for the poor.
2. I am anxious for her return.
3. He is fit for the position.
4. He asked for money.

Examples of Prepositions ‘Over’

1. The king ruled over a vast empire.
2. They quarreled over a trifle matter.
3. Do not cry over spilt milk.

Examples of Prepositions ‘About’

1. We inquired about her health.
2. We have heard a lot about cricket.
3. I am worried about the storm.
4. Did you hear about the new inventions?

Examples of Prepositions ‘By’

1. It is ten o’clock by my watch.
2. She was accompanied by her mom.
3. Come back home by 7 o’ clock.
4. The poem was written by Tagore.

Examples of Prepositions ‘From’

1. He is different from his brother.
2. He is suffering from depression.
3. Don’t hide anything from me.
4. He has recovered from his illness.

Examples of Prepositions ‘Under’

1. Do no sleep under the tree at night.
2. Mr. Raja is working under me.

Prepositions | English Grammar & Composition Grade 5

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