Teachers’ Day Image 2022: Extraordinary contribution of teachers during Covid to continue the learning process
Teachers Day 2022: As the country faltered under Covid, teachers took on every challenge associated with introducing an online teaching method to continue the teaching learning process. They have taken effective measures to enable uninterrupted education of the students. While some teachers traveled by camel to the homes of students in desert areas or who have limited access to mobile networks, some others traveled “difficult terrain,” using loudspeakers, projectors and puppet shows to improve education.
Teachers’ Day 2022 is celebrated today, September 5. India celebrates Teacher’s Day on September 5 every year to recognize and celebrate the work of educators including teachers, researchers and professors in India. Teachers’ Day marks the birthday of Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan. dr. Born on September 5, 1888, Radhakrishnan was the first Vice President of India and the second President of India. dr. Radhakrishnan is known for his remarkable work as a teacher, philosopher and scholar. Since 1962, September 5 has been celebrated in India as Teacher’s Day to commemorate Dr. Radhakrishnan’s remarkable approach to education and students.
On this Teacher’s Day, let’s take a look at some of the teachers and the teaching methods they used for uninterrupted student learning during test times in the country.
In an effort to ensure children do not receive an education amid the Covid-forced school closures and lack of online learning resources, nearly 200 teachers from 72 public schools in Maharashtra’s Aurangabad took classes to students’ doorsteps. As part of the initiative, the teachers of the Urdu and Marathi medium schools, run by the Aurangabad Municipal Corporation, visited students’ homes and taught individually.
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While another Maharashtra teacher was teaching in the most remote hamlet of Gadchiroli. The teacher, Khurshid Sheikh, traveled through “difficult terrains”, using loudspeakers, projectors and puppet shows to improve education. Mr. Sheikh also introduced “Jungle Batches” and Jollywood — making short films to make learning interesting.
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Teachers in Rajasthan’s Barmer have made extra efforts by bringing the ”schools” to students’ doorsteps to ensure that the children’s education does not suffer during the pandemic. Going the extra mile to help students amid Covid, the teachers traveled by camel to the homes of students in desert areas or who 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 driving forces that help us find our way. They often see potential when others give up. They often motivate, push, prod and flatter us to run that last mile, while sometimes we are ready to give up ourselves. Let’s take a moment on this Teacher’s Day to applaud our teachers for who they are and who they’ve helped us become.”