“The simplest acts of kindness are by far more powerful than a thousand heads bowing in prayer.” – Mahatma Gandhi

Model Answer


This quote emphasizes the importance of taking concrete actions, rather than simply offering prayers and good intentions. It underscores the exponential impact of even the smallest gestures of goodwill – within and without.


Strengthens personal character: 

  • Small actions make us more empathetic and compassionate beings. (universal brotherhood).
  • Taking small steps develops courage, awakens conscience and expands our capacity for love (karma yoga). 

Uplifting Shared Morality: Small acts of kindness shape our collective humanity. It reinforces values of empathy, dignity, inclusion and social support in daily life for all citizens. E.g.,

  • ‘Elderline’ system to provide emotional support to senior citizens.
  • Free food langars run by gurudwaras that anyone can partake of.

 Significance in Public Policy: Mainstream inclusivity, promote equity, strengthen human potential in delivering justice, protect human right among others. E.g.,

  • Making railway stations disability friendly with ramps and accessible toilets.
  • Parental leave and childcare credits to support working families.

Role in private Corporations: Uplift communities, provide meaningful employment, promote diversity and empower people among others. E.g.,

  • Microsoft has brought in an Autism Hiring Program to drive neurodiversity and inclusivity in the workplace.


By internalising and spreading goodwill through action, we can build a just society founded on mutual care and compassion.

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