Bhopal : Chief Minister Shri Shivraj Singh Chouhan has said that the schools are closed during Corona period and it cannot be said when they will be opened. The government has made arrangements for children’s education online and through radio programmes etc. Along with this, food grain is being sent home to children of Classes I to VIII for mid-day meal and the amount of food security allowance is also being sent to their accounts. Children should study a lot, move forward and be happy.
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan was addressing students of Class I to VIII and cooks of mid day meal kitchens through video conferencing today. On this occasion, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan transferred an amount of Rs 137 crore 66 lakh of food security allowance to 56 lakh 80 thousand children of Class I to VIII and transferred Rs 42 crore to 2 lakh 10 thousand cooks of mid day meal kitchens in their bank accounts.
Additional Chief Secretary Panchayat and Rural Development Shri Manoj Shrivastava, State Coordinator Shri Dilip Kumar and others were present on the occasion.
Educational content on Whatsapp
Addressing students, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that schools are closed due to corona, but during this period, arrangements have been made for children to study at home. Education Department is sending study material daily through whatsapp groups. Apart from this, the radio school programme on AIR, Vanya is broadcast daily from 11 am to 12 pm from Monday to Friday. A textbook-based educational programme will be broadcast for students of Classes VI to VIII from September 1. Children should take full advantage of this and study from home.
Study with Eklavya’s concentration
Narrating the story of Eklavya, the Bhil boy to the children, Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said that when Eklavya could not go to the Gurukul to study, he practiced Dhanush Vidya by making a clay statue of his Guru and became the best archer. Similarly, if you are not able to go to school it does not matter, you can stay at home and study with the concentration, no one can stop you from moving ahead. Study material is being made available to you online. In addition, the teachers will also answer your questions on mobile.
Mamaji, we study through mobile
Tanya, a student of Class 7 of Visadpur-Morena, Sanjay of Class 7 of Gardavad-Dhar, Raghavendra Prajapati of Haripur-Guna, Anuj of Class 6 of Anuppur, told Shri Chouhan that we are studying through mobile. When Chief Minister Shri Chouhan asked what do you do if a lesson is not understood, the children replied that they talk to their teacher on mobile. She gives answers to questions.
Class 4 student Vaishali said that she will become a collector
When Chief Minister Shri Chouhan asked the children what they wanted to become when they grew up, Vaishali Class 4th student from Bhavrasla-Indore said that she wants to become a collector. Chief Minister Shri Chouhan said to her to study diligently, you will definitely become a collector. Be a good collector and make your Mama proud.
Take care of yourself during Corona Mamaji
Gwalior student Abhishek, son of Shri Ravindra told the Chief Minister that he also enjoys studying from mobile. When the Chief Minister asked how are you all, he said that Mamaji, we are all fine, take care of yourself in Corona.
CM talks to cooks
Chief Minister Shri Chouhan also interacted with the cooks of mid-day meals including Smt. Ramabai of Gwalior, Smt. Kavita Bai of Guna, Smt. Kiran Bai of Dhar, Smt. Nirasia Bega of Anuppur, Smt. Parvati of Morena and Smt. Sauram Bai of Indore and others through video conferencing.
Distribution of textbooks and workbooks to students
Teachers are distributing text books and work books from door to door to about 90 lakh students of government schools. Till now text books have been distributed to 90-95 percent students.
Under this programme, more than 50 thousand Whatsapp groups have been formed by teachers with students as members. So far, educational videos have been sent to over 19 lakh students on Whatsapp groups created in classrooms and teachers have resolved students’ queries.
Radio school programme
Teaching programmes on a variety of subjects are being broadcast on Akashvani and Radio Vanya between 11 a.m. to 12 noon daily from Monday to Friday to enable students to study from home.
Educational programmes on Doordarshan
At present, teaching programmes are being broadcast on Doordarshan Madhya Pradesh for 3 hours daily on different subjects for students of Class 9 to 12th. A text-book based educational programme will be telecast for students of Class 6th to 8th from September 1.
Our home – Our school
To ensure studies at home for students of Class I to 8th, a daily time table is printed and made available to all students. Teachers connect with 5 students daily on telephone and discuss the progress of studies as per the schedule and make efforts to solve their problems.