The Spear Corps of the Indian Army under its ‘Operation Sadbhavna’ is all set to conduct a 3-month-long free coaching classes for the students of Class IX-XII in the Miao and Kharsang villages of Changlang district in Arunachal Pradesh.

Defence PRO Lt Col P Khongsai said the aim of this proposal is to ensure that the important academic year of the children from these remote areas is not wasted due to pandemic, mitigate the anxiety of parents and finally prevent drop-outs.

The Covid-19 pandemic has adversely affected the education of children, with no schools running and classes shifted to online mode.

The children in rural areas with poor internet connectivity have suffered the most as online classes are often a distant dream, Khongsai said.

Accordingly, an opening ceremony was conducted at Miao and Kharsang on Friday which saw the participation of the village samiti president, Kharsang Government Higher Secondary School principal and teachers from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Miao.

During the event, the students were motivated to draw maximum benefits from the coaching to cover up the lost syllabus.

“Around 70 students have registered themselves for the coaching so far while a total of four teachers have been hired at each location for conducting classes on physics, chemistry and mathematics,” the PRO said.

He added that all Covid-19 protocols would also be strictly adhered to during the classes and necessary arrangements have been made for the same.

DAMIEN LEPCHA

Damien Lepcha is Northeast Now Correspondent in Arunachal Pradesh. He can be reached at: lepcharaul@gmail.com