Students health is important during the pandemic
Governor Dr. Tamilisai Soundararajan called upon the educational institutions and teachers to take care of the students health during the Covid-19 pandemic conditions.
She said “We need to make sure that the students are in good health which in turn will boost their positive mood and help them overcome this difficult pandemic time”.
She said that there were more than than 1.5 billion students who are out of their schools, colleges, and universities around the world due to the pandemic.
She came as the chief guest at the inauguration program of the two-day Webinar on “Impact of Covid-19 on Higher Education Human Resources,” which is organized by the Gandhigram Rural Institute, A Deemed to be University, from the Raj Bhavan.
The Governor said “Though online classes are going on, they cannot be substitute for regular classroom teaching. The students are missing the educational institutional surroundings, friends and even the canteen. It is here we must ensure that they should not get depressed.”
Speaking on the importance of maintaining a positive mood of the students, Dr. Soundararajan said that positive mood contributes to better immunity, whereas the negative mood results in decreased immunity.
She said that due to the pandemic, after the health and economy, the education sector is the most affected and added we must not allow this to deny the learning and employment opportunities of the youngsters.
“The Honourable Prime Minister Shri Narendra Modiji’s initiatives in developing Digital India and Digital Classrooms and Digital Learning are now proving very useful and we must use them to continue our teaching and learning.”
The Governor Dr. Tamilisai listed out the initiatives like Connect Chancellor, video conferences with universities, virtual graduation ceremonies, etc., have been taken up by her during the pandemic to engage and motivate the students and they are proved immensely successful.
She said, If given the opportunities, the students will excel in whatever the task they are given.