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Sandhya Sahani, a fifteen-year-old girl from Gorakhpur, rows a boat to reach school everyday. She is in 11th standard, and the name of her school is Ayodhya Das Girls Inter College which is situated in the Brahmapur region of Gorakhpur.
The reason why Sahani has to row a boat to reach school is because recently an enormous flood hit Gorakhpur, a city in Uttar Pradesh. Therefore, because of water-logging, she had to take this extreme step.
We must note that water-logging is not the only problem in this situation. As we know, the pandemic affected many things, but one of the most significant sector was that of education.
Because of the pandemic, the process of imparting education became completely virtual, and as many students cannot afford smartphones and internet connection, they had to reach their school to gain education physically.
Hence, Sahani had to take this strong step of rowing a boat amidst water-logging in order to learn and secure her future.
In a conversation with a news agency, Sahani said that she couldn't take classes online because she couldn't afford a smartphone. And when the school reopened, flood hit the area where her home is situated. For this reason, she decided to make use of a boat to reach school.
Seeing Sahani's determination, dedication, and hard work, many acclaimed politicians are praising her by adding her photos if rowing a boat on Twitter.
Moreover, in a conversation with a news agency, Sahani appealed to the Chief Minister of Uttar Pradesh,Yogi Adityanath, to get an embankment constructed in her area as every time flood season comes, water enters many houses, and most of the families are forced to live on their terraces.
Keywords: Sahani, Flooding, Education, Uttar Pradesh
"The true teachers are those who help us think for ourselves." — Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan.
Teachers instill in us a desire to do well and achieve in life. Teachers' Day, also known as Shikshak Divas in India, is observed to recognize the efforts of our mentors and gurus. World Teachers' Day is celebrated on October 5; however, it is observed on a different day in each nation. It is commemorated on September 5 in India to honor the contributions made by teachers to their students and society; it is the day when the former President of India, Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan, was born. Dr. Sarvepalli Radhakrishnan was a prominent Indian academic, philosopher, and the former President of India.
Why September 5?
As soon as Dr. Radhakrishnan was appointed as the president, his students approached him and asked if they may celebrate his birthday throughout the country with him. He explained to his kids that it would make him feel better if they celebrated his birthday as Teacher's Day instead of his actual birthday. Teacher's Day is being observed on September 5 since 1962.
Teacher's Day is being observed on September 5 since 1962. Photo by Yogendra Singh on Unsplash
Dr. Radhakrishnan's professional accomplishments:
Dr. Radhakrishnan was born in a poor Brahmin family in Tiruttani, Andhra Pradesh, but excelled in school and completed his education through scholarships. He was a brilliant scholar and philosopher who served as India's first Vice President and second President. He earned a Master's degree in philosophy. He published 'The Philosophy of Rabindranath Tagore' in 1917, establishing Indian philosophy on the global stage. Then he was appointed as the Vice-Chancellor of the Andhra University from 1931 to 1936 and later on as the Vice-Chancellor of Banaras Hindu University in 1939. In 1931, he was knighted, and in 1954, he was granted the Bharat Ratna, India's highest civilian honor. In 1963, he was appointed as an honorary member of the British Royal Order of Merit.
Dr. Radhakrishnan was a brilliant scholar and philosopher who served as India's first Vice President and second President. Wikimedia
Celebrations on Teachers' Day:
For children at school, teachers' day means to get flowers, chocolates and hand-made cards to express their respect and love. Senior students celebrate this day by dressing up like their teachers and performing on stage. Students perform dances, songs and recitals of poems. Teachers are welcomed to the auditorium, where they are able to see the performances live. In some of the activities organized on Teachers' Day, certain teachers are invited up to the stage to participate in them.
In some of the activities organized on Teachers' Day, certain teachers are invited up to the stage to participate in them.Wikimedia
But, schools and institutions have been closed due to Covid-19, and yearly school celebrations have been substituted with virtual ones. Therefore, virtual greetings are an excellent opportunity to tell your teachers that you respect and value them, even if you are no longer a school/college-going student, because teachers are the foundation upon which any high-quality education is constructed. They are among the few individuals in our life who express happiness when we, their students, outperform them.
Thankyou for making us what we are today, a very HAPPY TEACHERS' DAY!
Keywords: Teachers' Day, 5th September, Dr. Radhakrishnan, India, Teachers, education, COVID, schools, colleges
Technology's impact on our everyday lives has grown significantly over the years, especially for children. Today, kids are tied to their computers and smartphones at home and school and everywhere else. They use technology daily, sometimes to excess, but, at the same time, it's important that they are digitally literate and can interact with the world around them.
The National Association of Manufacturing and Deloitte predicts that the U.S. will need to fill about 3.5 million STEM jobs by 2025; yet as many as 2 million of those jobs may go unfilled. There is a strong need to elevate STEM education and give students an opportunity to fill these positions.
One way that kids can prepare for a digital future is by learning to code. Coding, or programming, is how we communicate with computers to build websites, apps, and games. Kids who learn coding languages not only gain a valuable career skill they also advance their problem solving and computational thinking skills. They're more resilient and confident because they've learned how to overcome obstacles and persevere. They're actually prepared for the real world.
Python for kids is a great place to start because of its simple syntax and powerful capabilities. The basics are easy to learn, so it keeps kids from getting too overwhelmed. At the same time, it's a highly sought after skill with tech companies like Netflix and Google operating on Python.
While learning Python may be difficult for young children who don't read and write yet, it's a smart choice for kids ages 10 and up who are proficient at typing. Kids who want to learn Python coding can do it in plenty of fun and educational ways. What's most effective will depend on your child's learning style. Try one of these ways for kids to start learning Python.
1. Python Classes for Kids
Classes are a structured way for kids to start learning Python. There are both in-person and online classes that teach coding for kids, depending on your needs. CodeWizardsHQ offers the best online Python classes for kids with live instructors and beyond the classroom support. Their program is structured and each class builds on the next until kids are prepared for a real-world internship.
2. Python Practice Tutorials
Written and video tutorials work well for students that are very self-motivated. Trinket.io has free Python tutorials to teach and practice basic concepts like numbers, variables, and logical expressions. They also feature challenges to test the skills you've learned.
3. Python Games
Your kids are probably playing games anyways, why not learn to code at the same time. CodeCombat is similar to traditional video games and works students through levels and stories while learning to code. Teachers also use it in classrooms as an educational tool.
Most importantly, kids need to be motivated and engaged for successful learning. Coding requires continued practice and application, since technology is constantly changing. By offering incentives and gamifying learning, kids will want to advance and develop their skills.
Many of the biggest names in technology started coding to build simple programs for themselves, friends, or family. Famous coders like Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates, and Steve Jobs all started out by building small, but fun, personal projects. Once kids understand the basics, projects related to their interests can also encourage them to keep learning.
There are many coding languages, but Python is a great place to start. However they do it, encourage your child to try coding in Python. Who knows, they may build the next TikTok instead of just starring on it!
keywords: Coding, programming, Python Games, Python for Kids, Kids To Learn Python, Python Practice Tutorials
Members of the All India Other Backward Classes (OBC) Students Association on Monday held a meeting with Union Education Minister Dharmendra Pradhan over the Central government's decision to implement 27 per cent reservation for the OBC community in the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET).
After the meeting, the OBC students' body expressed their gratitude towards the Union government for proposing this decision.
Pradhan said that he met the OBC students' body, which expressed its gratitude for implementing 27 per cent reservation for their community in the all-India quota for NEET.
The students from the OBC association shared valuable suggestions with the Union minister on ways to ensure empowerment and welfare of their community, Pradhan said.
"I assured them that the Central government led by Prime Minister Narendra Modi will work and do everything possible to widen the spectrum of opportunities for the marginalised and weaker sections of the society," he said.
NEET (Undergraduate) 2021 exams will be conducted across the country on September 12 following all necessary Covid-19 protocol1s.
"To ensure maintaining social distancing norms, the number of cities where NEET exams will be conducted has been increased from 155 to 198. The number of examination centres has also been ramped up," he said.
This is the first time that NEET will be conducted in 11 other languages, including Punjabi and Malayalam.
The National Testing Agency (NTA) is arranging the entrance test centres across various cities on the basis of preference of the students appearing for NEET.
The cities are being allotted based on the preferences given by the candidates.
Keywords: Education, Reservation, NEET, MBBS, OBC, Dharmendra Pradhan