Aakanksha N Bhardwaj
Tribune News Service
Jalandhar, May 22
For every student, getting promoted to Class X is always a special moment. But this time when they advanced to Class X, the Covid-19 pandemic hit the world. As a result, instead of going to classrooms, students are now in touch with their teachers through online platforms.
Since we are not going to the school these days, I am spending my time in looking for informative links and online sites that provide knowledge about various subjects and topics. I believe that instead of wasting the time, we should utilise it in widening our horizons on various topics and issues. — Aishwarya Sharma
Aishwarya Sharma (15), who studies in Dayanand Model School, Model Town, has been utilising her time in discovering websites and educational YouTube channels that provide knowledge on various subjects.
Aishwarya, who wishes to become an IAS officer, said, “I always aim to help people around me. For that, I must attain a position for which I have been working very hard.”
On being asked how is she preparing for her goals at this point, she said, “Since we have not been going to the school these days, I have been spending my time in looking for informative links and online sites that provide knowledge about various subjects and topics. I believe that instead of wasting the time, we should utilise it in widening our horizons on various topics and issues,” said Aishwarya, adding that she has started reading new books to clear her facts on various topics.
She wishes to opt for the non-medical stream next year. While sharing her study routine at this time, she said, “Initially, I had thought that without classrooms it won’t be easy for us to study. But, my teachers have made it possible by continuously staying in touch with us.” She added that teachers send them assignments, notes and several informative links, which proved to be beneficial for students.
Explaining the importance of technology, she said, “Everyone is dependent on technology. So, it is not that difficult to study online.”
Aishwarya, an ardent lover of Korean music, shared that she tries to follow her routine similar to the one she used to follow during her school days.
“Although I am not waking up early these days, I make sure that I study properly, finish my lessons and complete the assignments on time. Later, I show it to my teachers,” she added.
Apart from assignments, Aishwarya said students were also asked to make posters, cards and videos on the benefits of lockdown. “These are the activities which keep us entertained. At the same time, these make us aware of several issues. On Mother’s Day, we had prepared cards and it was fun. It keeps everyone motivated,” she said.