NCERT Solutions for Chapter 16 Who Will Do This Work? Class 5 EVS 

Short Notes for Class 5 EVS Chapter 16 Who Will Do This Work?

A key message of 'Who Will Do This Work' is that every profession is equal, and every worker deserves respect. Gandhi shows that every job is equal by using the cleaning job as an example of educational information. The chapter emphasizes the importance of cleanliness. In order for the generation of today to have a greener future, it is vital that they learn about it. Additionally, it holds them accountable for taking care of mother earth while working. It teaches students how to work together to keep the environment clean and green. Students are also encouraged to focus on creating a sustainable environment by improving the planet.

NCERT Solutions for Class 5th EVS Chapter 16 Who Will Do This Work?

Who Will Do This Work? Questions and Answers

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Page No 148:

Question Write:

Talk with people who do the cleaning job around your house and school.

Question 1: Since when have they been doing this work?

Question 2: How much have they studied?

Question 3: Have they tried to look for some other work?

Question 4: Did the elders in their family also do this work?

Question 5: What kind of difficulties do they face in doing this work?


Disclaimer: The purpose of this section is to make the students interact respectfully with the people around them. The process also calls for observation and gathering information. Considering the sustenance of this process the answer to the same has not been provided.


Page No 149:

Question See the picture and:

. What are the different kinds of work being done in this drawing? List any five of these.


Question 1: If you were asked to do any five jobs in this picture, which would you choose?

Teaching, doctor, scientist, shopkeeper, and artist are the five jobs I want. These jobs are easier than others.

Question 2: Which five jobs would you not choose? Why?


Sweeper, gatekeeper, construction worker, driver, and cook are five jobs I would not choose. My parents want me to do a job that gives them respect, and I want to live a happy life.

Page No 150:

Question Discuss:

Question 1: What kinds of work or jobs do people not want to do? Why?


People do not want to do jobs of sweepers, dish washers, sewage cleaners, white washers, etc. People do not opt for these jobs because after getting educated, they get other options of employment. They want to earn more and think these activities are neither interesting nor of their status.

Question 2: So, who does this kind of work? Why do people do this kind of work that others do not want to do?


This kind of work is done by:

(i) Poor people

(ii) People belonging to a particular community in which their elders also have done the same work.

(iii) People who did not get chance to do other jobs

Some people do this kind of work as either they do not have the money to study or even after getting educated they cannot not manage to get other jobs.

Question Imagine:

Question 1: What would happen if nobody did this work? If nobody cleared the garbage lying outside your school or your house for one week, then what would happen?


There will be a lot of problems if nobody does this work. Due to the rotting process, garbage will be collected outside near schools and houses.

Page No 151:

Question Tell:

Question 1: Why did Gandhiji and his team start doing the job of cleaning? What do you think about this?


Gandhiji and his team started doing the job of cleaning to change the view of some people in the society who considered the job of cleaning as a low status job. Gandhiji wanted to eradicate untouchability from the society. He wanted to convey people that all works are equal and no work is big or small.

Question 2: Do you know any such people in your area who try to help others in solving their problems? Find out.


Today, there are many people who try to help others solve their problems.

Question 3: Guests at Gandhiji's Ashram had to learn this work also. If you were one of these guests, what would you do?


Having learned this work, I would have happily done it.

Question 4: What are the toilet arrangements in your house? Where is the toilet? Inside the house, or outside? Who cleans the toilet?


A toilet is attached to my room, and another is communal. Toilets are built inside the house. Toilets are modern and have reliable water facilities. It is usually my mother who cleans the toilet, though sometimes it can be whoever uses it.

Question 5: How did the man who was returning from the toilet behave with Mahadevbhai? Why did he behave like this?


The man who was returning from the toilet behaved very rudely with Mahadevbhai. He ordered him to clean the dirt. In his opinion, cleaning being a low status job was meant for only some people in the society and not everyone. He disrespected these people and considered them as untouchables.

Page No 153:

Question Tell:

Question 1: Who does the cleaning in your school? What all has to be cleaned? 


My school employs sweepers to keep it clean. They clean the restrooms, playground, classrooms, and the surrounding areas.

Question 2: Do all children like you help in this? If yes, how?


Students generally dispose of garbage in designated bins.

Question 3: If all do not help, why not?


The reason is that they consider cleaning to be dirty.

Question 4: Do all children do all kinds of work?


Children do not all work in the same way.

Question 5: Do they sometimes have to miss classes to do this work?


There are no classes scheduled for this work. We usually do this work in our free time.

Question 6: Do the girls and boys do the same kinds of work?


There is no difference in the type of work done by girls and boys.

Question 7: What all work do you do at home?


My father and I bring vegetables to the market, and I help my mother cook and dry clothes.

Question 8: Is the work done by boys and girls, men and women the same? 


It is not the same work done by boys and girls, by men and women. It is possible for them to work together and share their work.

Question 9: Would you like to bring some change? What kind?


It is critical for men, women, boys, and girls to work.

Question Discuss:

. Do people look at different kinds of work in the same way? If not, why is this so? Why is it important to bring change?

. Gandhiji's favourite song (bhajan) is given here. This bhajan is in Gujarati. Try to understand the meaning of these lines with the help of your elders. Think about these lines.


Disclaimer: This section comprises of questions that calls for the execution of one's own thoughts and awareness related to the society. Considering the sustenance of this process, the answer to the same has not been provided.

Question What We Have Learnt:

. Gandhiji used to say that every person should do every kind of work. What do you feel about this? If everyone followed this, what are the things that would change? What are some changes that will happen in your own house?


. Disclaimer: This section comprises of questions that calls for the execution of one's own thoughts and awareness related to the society. Considering the sustenance of this process, the answer to the same has not been provided.


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