Nawanshahr: As part of its innovative “Ghar Baithe Sikhiya” initiative during the COVID-19 era, the school education department in Punjab made every effort to meet the educational needs, hopes and aspirations of students and parents. The department had detailed and careful planning for the implementation of this ambitious project when the unprecedented pandemic COVID-19 forced a lock to be imposed in March this year. Since then, many students who not only study at state schools and stay in Punjab, but also migrant students who have to go to their home in different states have taken advantage of “online classes”.
The encouraging response from students and their parents has further motivated teachers to develop more and more innovative techniques. Special educators and physiotherapists have also taken the digital route to take care of the special physiological, psychological and educational needs of Divyang students.
“Although it is a big challenge, the Divyang students seem to have got used to the new normal during the closure. The DSE, Narinder Kaur and Rajni as well as the IERT volunteers have taken lessons and organized various activities in a similar way Physiotherapist Ravinder Kumar kept in touch with the Divyang students and guided them through the Zoom app to the required exercises, “said Pawan Kumar, DEO (Primary).
Chhotu Ram, deputy district education officer (primary school), met with students, parents, and IERT volunteers through the Zoom app to get feedback.
“Divyang students are very happy and enjoy their routine digital activities. Parents have thanked the education department and teachers for the special care and attention that their children receive during the unprecedented crisis,” said DSE, Narinder and Rajni.