Sisodia, who also owns the education portfolio, was particularly impressed by eight teachers for their “remarkable stories”. Here are brief profiles of the eight technicians:
Sarita Rani Bhardwaj School: GSKV, Paschim Vihar Bhardwaj is known for giving her students priority over everything else. During the Covid-19 pandemic, it became extremely difficult for them to trace the whereabouts of their students. She tried to contact everyone through the WhatsApp group first and personally called each student several times.
When she couldn’t get through some of them, she contacted her ration supplier and showed him their addresses. With his help, she was able to find many more students, but there were still a few left. Finally, she asked a courier company to deliver a package to the other students’ homes. With all this consistent effort, she was finally able to track down every single student in her class.
Reena Malik School: Government Sarvodaya Co-ed Senior Secondary School, R.K. Puram Malik kept calling all of her students after the outbreak of the pandemic and was able to identify almost everyone except one named Aditi. Aditi moved back to her village in Uttarakhand with her parents and had no cell phone.
She asked Aditi’s classmates to spread the word and find out Aditi’s contact information. Once Aditi called one of her friends from a different number. This student shared the number with Malik, so she contacted her and started sending her worksheets. It initially returned in 5-6 days, which has now been reduced to 1-2 days.
Alok Kumar Mishra School: Mangolpuri State Secondary School, Khurd, Delhi Alok Kumar Mishra, a social science teacher, remains steadfast in his determination to serve the country and its people in these troubled times. A dedicated teacher has now become a dedicated warrior helping the Delhi government fight the pandemic.
“I have been working in the quarantine center in Narela since March 30th. I work in a control room outside the apartments that are used as quarantine centers. Some of my colleagues (teachers) also work here … I work alternately day and night shifts , and day shifts are from 8:00 am to 8:00 pm Working this way has been very satisfying because I can help my fellow citizens in Delhi, “he said.
Raj Kumar Dhaliya School: Rashtriya Pratibha Vikas Vidyalaya, Sector 21, Rohini Dhaliya, Sanskrit teacher at RPVV in Rohini, is now leading his team in the storage room of a quarantine center in Narela.
“My duty is that of someone in charge of the storage room at this quarantine center in Narela. My job is to provide goods and services for the daily use of the quarantined people,” he said.
Rajendra Prasad Sharma School: Government Boys Senior Secondary School, Jharoda Kalan State schools do not offer online courses in his subject sociology. But he took it as his responsibility to keep the learning process going for his students. He repeatedly called his students for 10-12 days to keep in touch with each of them, and eventually he managed to make his efforts come true.
Initially, he made video notes for his students, but due to time constraints, he started sending them audio notes. He said, “A lot of students don’t have a cell phone and this is a real problem. I’ve tried contacting their neighbors or relatives to at least provide them with worksheets. I believe no child should be left behind.”
Komal School: Sarvodaya Government Co-ed Senior Secondary School, Sector 6, R.K. Puram
When the lockdown began, for those who did not have a cell phone, she called her neighbors and relatives and asked them to let their students use their cell phones to send worksheets to them.
With her consistent efforts, she was able to get in touch with most of her students in the first week of April. She said, “I want to raise awareness about these online courses as much as possible so that others don’t face the problems I faced while contacting my students.”
Ravinder Kaur School: Science teacher Kautilya Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya Ravinder Kaur began taking video courses long before online courses were announced by the government. She also asked her students to look around and watch the changes.
She told them that science was not limited to textbooks only; Many fields of science are about developing the mindset to carefully observe the world around you. She also introduced surprise tests to help students understand how much the observation she had used during her online classes improved.
Neena School: SKV Prashant Vihar Neena, English teacher and happiness coordinator at Sarvodaya Kanya Vidyalaya, encouraged her students to participate in mindfulness activities with their families. She also motivated her students to write down their thoughts, which they later wrote in the form of poems and essays.
“In these uncertain times of coronavirus, it is normal to get depressed and sad. I made sure not every child miss the daily mindfulness activity. It was a great way for the children to connect with their families on the activities that were sent about IVR, “she said.