NDMC Vice-Chancellor Sathish Upadhyay said, “Our focus is to make them (students) free from anxiety and stress and motivation shall be the priority for the initial days instead of academics.”
New Delhi: In a bid to restart the offline education at all its schools after a prolonged duration of online education due to the Covid-9 pandemic, the New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) Saturday started offline classes for its students.
The civic agency organised different types of activities like indoor-outdoor sports, gaming, dancing, musical classes, comic/creative books reading, art and craft activities, spiritual prayers, abacus activities, smart board classes, live science practical classes and others.
NDMC Vice-ChancellorSathish Upadhyay said, “Our focus is to make them (students) free from anxiety and stress and motivation shall be the priority for the initial days instead of academics.”
He added, “Our duty is not only to give directions to follow Covid Appropriate Guidelines but also to prepare them to mentally and spiritually concentrate in their studies. Teachers are preparing the students on how to tackle a practical situation as they are not in physical contact with schools for a long time.”
Upadhyay also said, “Our purpose is not to burden them at this time. We need to prepare them on how to live with situations like Covid and its variants like Omicron. As the 10th and 12th students will appear for their CBSE Board Exams, it is compulsory for teachers to prepare their mindset for studies and the fight against Covid-like obstacles.”
Students in NDMC schools are wearing masks and following a strict hand hygiene routine and as far as possible and the parents are encouraged to use their personal transport to drop children to schools, Upadhyay said.
“Offline education is the traditional counterpart to online education and the original method of learning that allows students to have regular face-to-face interactions with their peers and teachers. As much as online education is predicted to be the future of learning, it cannot replace the holistic aspect of offline education. Offline education is not severely affected by technical issues and provides an excellent opportunity for students to develop a strict schedule and adhere to it,” the Vice-Chancellor said.