Extraordinary contribution of teachers for the uninterrupted education of students during COVID

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Teachers’ Day 2022: When the country was reeling from Covid, teachers across India accepted all the challenges associated with the introduction of online mode of teaching to continue the teaching-learning process. They have taken effective measures to enable uninterrupted education of students during the pandemic. While some teachers have traveled by camel to students in desert areas or who have limited access to mobile networks, others have traversed “difficult terrain”, used loudspeakers, projectors and puppet shows to storify education.

Teachers’ Day 2022 is celebrated today, September 5th. India celebrates Teachers Day every year on September 5 to recognize and celebrate the works of educators including teachers, researchers and professors in India. Teachers’ Day marks the birthday of Dr Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. Born on September 5, 1888, Dr. Radhakrishnan served as the first Vice President of India and the second President of India. Dr. Radhakrishnan is well known for his outstanding work as a teacher, philosopher and scholar. Since 1962, September 5 has been celebrated as Teachers’ Day in India to honor Dr. Radhakrishnan’s remarkable approach to education and students.





The contribution of all teachers to society cannot be denied, however, on this Teachers’ Day, let us take a look at some of the teachers and the teaching methods they used for the uninterrupted learning of students during testing periods in the country.

In a bid to ensure that children are not deprived of education amid the Covid-enforced school closures and lack of online study resources, nearly 200 teachers from 72 civic schools in Aurangabad, Maharashtra, delivered classes at the students’ doorsteps. As part of the initiative, teachers from Urdu and Marathi language schools run by the Municipality of Aurangabad visited students’ homes and taught them one-on-one.

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While another teacher from Maharashtra took the teaching to the remotest hamlet of Gadchiroli. The teacher, Khurshid Sheikh, trod “difficult ground”, used loudspeakers, projectors and puppet shows to storify education. Mr. Sheikh also presented “Jungle Batches” and Jollywood – making short films to make learning interesting.

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Teachers in Barmer, Rajasthan have gone the extra mile in bringing ‘schools’ to students’ doorsteps to ensure that children’s education does not suffer during the pandemic. Going the extra mile to help students amid Covid, teachers have been riding camels to students in areas that are desert or have limited access to mobile networks.

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Sapnesh Lalla, CEO and Executive Director of NIIT Limited, said, “I have always believed that teachers are the key drivers that help us find our way. They often see potential when others give up. They motivate us, push us, prod us and coax us often to run that last mile when we ourselves are sometimes ready to give up. On this Teachers’ Day, let’s take a moment to applaud our teachers for what they are and what they have helped us become.

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