A big 'thank you' to all the teachers of the world

During this pandemic teachers have shown leadership and innovation in teaching and learning

<strong>Dr Rani Pathak Das</strong> - Guest Editor
Dr Rani Pathak Das - Guest Editor
Teachers are the architect of the nation. They are the ones who educate and develop a child since his/her learning process at school begins from a tender age. They are the ones who guide, motivate and help students in shaping their career and lives thus contributing in the development of human resource and nation building. The whole world is moving through a tough time with unprecedented challenge brought forward by the Covid-19 pandemic amidst the mankind. In its struggle to check the spread of the killer coronavirus disease, countries across the world have imposed various measures like lockdown, curfew, social distancing, and so on. Naturally, all educational institutions ranging from primary schools to colleges and universities had to close and continue the learning process in a virtual mode with the help of the internet. This however was a total challenge for most of the teaching community. But after lots of experimentation during the initial months of the pandemic and lockdown the teaching fraternity has been successful in assuring students that 'learning never stops', that no learner is left behind. Around the world, they have worked individually and collectively to find solutions and create new learning environments for their students to allow education to continue. UNESCO sets its Sustainable Development Goal 4 on education with a dedicated target recognising teachers as key to the achievement of the Education 2030 agenda. Teachers' day is the occasion to mark progress and reflect on ways to counter the remaining challenges for the promotion of the teaching profession. Teachers' Day in India is celebrated on the 5th of September every year to mark the birth anniversary of India's second President Dr. Sarvapalli Radhakrishnan. On this day today, let us appreciate and acknowledge the efforts of teachers in making responsible individuals. This week also sees International Literacy Day on 8 September which is observed nationwide to make people aware of the importance of literacy which no doubt is a matter of dignity and human rights. Literacy is a key component of the United Nation's Sustainable Developmental Goals. The National Forest Martyrs Day is observed in the country on 11 September to remember the sacrifice of those who laid their lives to protect the forests and wildlife across the remote corners of the country. We, as responsible citizens have to contribute towards the protection and improvement of the environment surrounding us. At Fit Northeast, the whole team is trying to contribute to the society in its own capacity. Several Covid-19 vaccination camps have been successfully organized by the leadership and the team in the recent past, including the one held yesterday. It has been constantly working for awareness and information regarding Covid in order to make people safe. The coming week too will find stories related to health awareness as well as how schools are preparing to reopen after the relaxations in Covid restrictions announced by the government. Wish you all a pleasant week!

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