The chapter “Defence Officer Wahida” is Chapter 15 taken from the Class 4 Environmental Studies textbook Let’s Look Around and Learn for students of JKBOSE. This particular post will detail you about Defence Officer Wahida Class 4 EVS Question Answers. In the last post, you have already read about Question Answers of Chapter 14 Home and Abroad. Let’s get started:
Defence Officer Wahida Class 4 EVS Question Answers
The chapter “Defence Officer Wahida” is about Lieutenant Commander, Wahida Prism, a Doctor in the Indian Navy. She is the first woman to lead a parade. The chapter is a type of brief interview with the officer. She tells about his journey to becoming Lieutenant Commander in the Indian Navy. Let’s get started with this post:
Questions Page No.128
1. Do you know anyone who is in defence services? Is the person in the Navy, Army or Air Force?
Ans. Yes, one of my brothers-in-law is in defence services. He is serving in the Army.
2. What work do they do in the force?
Ans. He is a general duty soldier and defends our country against external invasions and internal terrorism.
3. Would you like to join the defence services?
Ans. Yes, I would like to join the defence services.
4. Which of the three would you like to join — the Army, the Navy or the Indian Air Force?
Ans. I would like to join Air Force.
5. In which other jobs do people wear uniforms as in defence services?
Ans. People also wear uniforms serving in the police department, hotel staff, nurses in a hospital, bandmasters, lawyers in court etc.
6. Who is the first woman to lead the parade?
Ans. Wahida Prism Khan is the first woman to lead the parade.
7. Have you ever seen a parade? Hold a parade in your own school and try giving thirty-six commands – for example, “Parade, Eyes Right”, “Don’t move”, “Close in”, and “Open file”. Can you add some more commands to this list?
Ans. Students should do it themselves. A few more commands in the list are Attention! Left-right-left, Run, Right Turn, Left Turn, About Turn etc.
8. What type of work does Wahida performs on the ship as a lady doctor?
Ans. As a lady doctor, she has the responsibility for the health and fitness of everyone on the ship. She is a medical officer of the ship. She carries out medical checkups of all the officers and sailors on the ship. She also ensures the cleanliness of the ship by not allowing garbage to collect there. She also ensures that there should be no rats on the ship and in addition to this, she also trains everybody to remain ready for any kind of emergency on the ship.
9. Do you know any woman who has done something unusual? Talk to her in the same way as we talked to Lt. Cdr. Wahida Prism. Think of the questions that you will ask. Find out why she has chosen that work. What were the difficulties she faced in her life?
Ans. Students have to do it themselves.
Defence Officer Wahida Class 4 EVS Summary Notes
The picture above is of Lieutenant Commander, Wahida Prism, a Doctor in the Indian Navy. She is one of the few women that worked on a naval ship and became the first woman to lead the annual parade at Armed Forces Medical College Pune in 2006. The chapter is a type of interview where several questions were asked. Here are these questions and answers:
Question 1 was about Wahida’s childhood and school.
Wahida comes from a small village named Thannamandi in the Rajouri district of Jammu and Kashmir. She did her schooling up to 10th from her native village but completed her 12th from Rajouri. She wanted to be different since her childhood.
Question 2 was whether her thinking to be different since her childhood.
She told that always wanted to do something different from a young age. She was fond of riding a motorcycle. They are three sisters and their father wanted one of them to be a doctor, one to be a teacher and the third one to be a lawyer or join the police force. And at present, she has become a doctor in the Indian Navy and one of her sisters is Jammu Police force.
Question 3 was how she became a doctor.
She said that she worked very hard and was fully supported by his friends and family members. She got admission to Jammu Medical College and studied for five years and completed her M.B.B.S.
Question 4 was about how she got into the Defence Forces. Didn’t her family stop her?
She answered that her family wanted her to join the forces. She told that when she was very young, she would see army officers in her village. She wanted to be like them. That was a big dream for her at that time. When she was in school, she attended camps, climbed mountains and was a “Girl Guide”. After she became a doctor, she appeared in an interview to join the Armed forces. She got selected and trained for six months.
Question 5 was why she decided to join Indian Navy as she had to live on the naval ship for months.
Wahida is very fond of travelling and likes to visit and see different places. There are very few lady officers who worked on the naval ship and she is one of them. Earlier women were not allowed to work on naval ships but when she got an opportunity grabbed it with both hands. She said she wanted to do everything that people think women cannot do. Presently women are not allowed in a submarine but whenever it is allowed, she certainly wants to go in a submarine.
Question 6 was what happened to her M.B.B.S degree as she joined the Navy.
She said that she is a doctor on the naval ship. A naval doctor does not look at patients and prescribe medicines, he/she is a medical officer of the naval ship. The ship goes to sea for 3-4 months at a time and during that period it is her responsibility to look after the health and fitness of every officer and sailor on the ship. She carries out health check-ups of all officers and sailors on the ship. She also ensures the cleanliness of the ship ensures that no garbage is accumulated on the ship also ensures that there are no rats on the ship. She also trains and keeps everybody on the ship ready for any sort of emergency.
Question 7 was whether there is a hospital on the ship or not.
She answered that there was only a necessary first aid facility on the ship. Each ship has one doctor and two or three assistants.
Question 8 was about how she became the first woman to lead a parade.
She answered that she was selected for this based on her performances for three years.
Question 9 was to tell more about the annual parade.
She answered that in the annual parade, four platoons march behind a leader. There are 36 commands to be given in the entire parade. These commands must be given in a very loud voice because they should reach the rear end of the parade and the spectators.
Question 10 was whether she feel nervous while leading the four platoons.
She answered that she was not nervous because she had practised for a month and she also used to participate in parades since her school days.
Question 11 was the last question in which she was asked about the word ‘Prism’ in her name.
She told that this name was given to her by her father because prim is a kind of glass which reflects light into seven colours and her father wanted her to be like a prism.
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