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Year : 2022  |  Volume : 25  |  Issue : 3  |  Page : 492

The locked classrooms

Department of Psychiatric Social Work, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka, India

Date of Submission19-Nov-2021
Date of Acceptance09-Jan-2022
Date of Web Publication06-Apr-2022

Correspondence Address:
Pallerla Srikanth
Department of Psychiatric Social Work, NIMHANS, Bengaluru, Karnataka
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/aian.aian_995_21

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Initially, the educators and the students were quite confused and experienced difficulties coping with the situation of this sudden catastrophe that compelled the closure of the educational activities. Later on, the lockdown accelerated the adoption of digital technology. COVID-19 created many challenges and opportunities for the educational institutes to strengthen their infrastructure and created a chance to develop new and improved professional skills/knowledge through online learning in a more efficient and productive way.

Their classroom doors are waiting to welcome them warmly,

Their classmates are waiting to meet each other heartily,

Their class activities are waiting to be resumed immediately,

Their playground is waiting for the touch of their feet,

Their blackboard is waiting for the glance of their eyes,

Their school bell is waiting to tinkle in their ears,

Their lunch boxes are waiting to be shared,

Their school uniforms are waiting to be worn,

Their school bus is waiting for their steps,

Their bags are waiting with their shoulder straps,

Their school benches are waiting for them to sit on when they are weary,

Their close friend's arms are waiting to wrap them in a hurry,

Their texts and notebooks are waiting to be opened,

Their school boxes are waiting to be organized,

Their home-work is waiting to be finished,

Their exams are waiting to be completed,

Their teachers are waiting to teach...

Their parents are waiting to make them learn,

Their grand-parents are waiting to see them win,

Their friends are waiting to have unlimited fun,

The ice cream shops are waiting to experience their excitement,

The parks are waiting to witness their joyous smiles,

The streets are waiting for their cycle tire miles,

The school has been missing these lovely children for a while...

Their eyes have been longing to see the outside world,

Their hearts have been wishing to spread innocent love,

Their souls want to emerge as free as the fire,

They wish to soar high on the wings of the wind,

All these will replenish as this radical virus comes to an end...

Teaching in schools becomes is always important,

School is the best environment for any child to acquire social skills,

Children will run and play around,

Go for spins in merry-go-rounds,

Regain their missing experience which sculpts them elegant,

The joy of learning extends horizons,

All make teaching the essence of the post-COVID-19 renaissance.

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