COVID-19: Delhi constable teaches students who can't take online classes
The classes, being run from Sai Temple at Red Fort parking, were initially closed during the start of the nationwide lockdown and restrictions.
A Delhi Police constable has come to the rescue of underprivileged children seeking education in the national capital during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
While most schools are still undertaking online classes, the policeman - Constable Than Singh - running these in offline mode was forced to resume classes as most of his pupils cannot afford to purchase a mobile phone.
The classes, being run from Sai Temple at Red Fort parking, were initially closed during the start of the nationwide lockdown and restrictions. However, he decided to resume teaching physically as his students could not afford gadgets to attend online classes. A majority of students attending these classes are children of labourers residing in the area.
Delhi: Policeman takes classes for poor children in a temple complex near Red Fort— ANI (@ANI) October 18, 2020
"I'd been running this class since before pandemic. These children can't take online classes & I want them to study so they don't get mired in bad company & criminality," says Constable Than Singh pic.twitter.com/l0cNo1RyRR
Than Singh, a constable with the Delhi Police, said, "I have been running this school for a long time but during the start of the pandemic I closed it for children's safety. But, when I saw many students were not able to take online classes, I decided to restart my school because they don't have things like phone and computers," he said.
The classes are being run by following health protocols issued by the Health Ministry.
Singh said that he is also educating these children about good hygiene habits required that should be practiced for protection against COVID-19.
"I am also providing them sanitisers, masks and we practice social distancing in our class," he added.
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