Directions: In the below given passage, there are blanks each of which has been numbered. Five words are suggested, one of which fits the blank appropriately. Find out the appropriate word in each case.
With the announcement that he would donate 8846 crore of his equity in the company to the philanthropic trust he controls, the founder and chairman of infotech giant Wipro Limited. Azim Premji has set the __(1)__ very high for other mega rich businessmen of the country. The 28th richest man in the world and India's third, could not have made a better and more sound __(2)__ choice than this. His Azim Premji Foundation is already working in the rural areas of the country to irnprove the quality of education and is now in the process of setting up a university for the poor. This __(3)__ will be a welcome addition to the kitty of a sector that has the capability to transform India, but is badly handicapped due to the lack of adequate funding. Other IT majors Infosys, MindTree, TCS and HCL also support programmes that support social equity. At a time when India's economic r footprint on the global stage is rising, the __(4)__ between the different strata of society has also been increasing. This is not a positive development and the underprivileged sections need to be equipped with life skills so that they too can be a part of the growth story. A very basic requirement of this life skills development is to educate them and make them employable. The fact that __(5)__ most of the heads of these IT majors are first-generation entrepreneurs __(6)__ that education, more than anything else, is a great leveler.
Select the appropriate word for blank 1.
Answer: Option D
'bar' is suitable context here. It means a long rigid piece of wood, metal, or similar material, typically used as an obstruction, fastening, or weapon.