After Delhi and NCR region, the number of infected have also started increasing in Uttarakhand and Haridwar district. Parents are serious about the health of children, this can be gauged from the low attendance of students and students in government and private schools. From November 2 this month, classes of high school and inter students have started to be conducted, but the attendance of students and students has started decreasing since one week. Attendance in many schools is reduced to only ten percent.
1- DPS Ranipur (28 percent)
DPS Ranipur is the largest private school in terms of student strength. There are 200 children registered in class X and 150 in class XII. On Thursday, the school had attendance of 45 per cent of class X and only seven per cent of class XII students. Before entering the classrooms, children were entering inside by hand sanitizer at the main gate. Seats were placed in classrooms from physical distances to the school. All the teachers and children in the class were wearing masks. When asked, the school principal, Dr. Anupam Jagga, said that parents are worried that Corona’s case may increase again. Therefore, the number of children has started decreasing.
2- Adarsh Bal Sadan College Bahadarpur Jat (46%)
Four hundred students are registered in the school in class 10th. Only two hundred of these students were present on Thursday. Of the 160 children registered in class XII, 70 students had reached the school. There has been a steady decline in the attendance of students and girls since two days. A sanitizer was placed at the entrance of the school. The school staff was working with physical distance. Some students wore masks, others covered their mouths with clothes or handkerchiefs. When asked, Principal Dharmendra Chauhan said that parents’ concerns have increased in view of Corona, but all the government’s standards are being followed in the school.
3- Maa Saraswati Senior Secondary School, Bahadarabad (10%)
The school has 116 students registered in class 10th and 186 students in class 12th. On Thursday, 21 students were present in the school register in the high school and only 11 in the intermediate. Looked at the school, it seemed that Corona’s rules were being followed. One or two children were walking along without following physical distance. When the teacher interrupted, the children started moving apart. When asked, school principal Praveen Kumar said that since the first week of November, the attendance of children had increased by 22 per cent in high school and by 19 per cent in 12th, but three days attendance has started falling.
4- Raja Babu Public Inter College, Dhanori (41%)
It has 120 children registered in high school and 161 students in Inter. On Thursday, only 51 students from the high school and 66 students from the inter-school arrived. Seats in school classrooms were occupied as before, although seating was made keeping in mind the physical distance rules. Slogans written ‘Mask is necessary’ were also engaged to make children aware. All the information was also mentioned on the notice board. School Principal Anjana Saini said that due to Corona’s fear and the wedding season, the attendance of children is decreasing. All the arrangements for screening and sanitization of children have been made in the school.
5- Panna Lal Bhalla Inter College, Haridwar (32%)
The college has 66 students registered in high school and 118 students in inter. On Thursday, 25 students in the high school and 35 students in the interstate reached the school. Few children were sitting in school premises talking. However, the school staff was constantly keeping an eye on the physical distance rules. Children and other staff entering the school were being interrupted to hand sanitize. When asked, the school principal OP Goniyal said that the fear of Sahalag and Corona has reduced student numbers. Children who are returning after joining the wedding are being given three days’ leave so that there is no risk of infection.
Covid 19 has brought such a time in all of our lives, for which we were not ready, but this crisis will also pass. Parents and children have to worry about examinations regarding the health of children. However, it is time to defeat Corona with positive thinking. This can be avoided only by following the government’s standards. Be happy in the present, leaving worry about long-term goals. Get sound sleep with nutritious food and exercise.
– Dr. Richa Arya, Psychologist Teacher, DPS School