WISHING YOU A HAPPY AND SAFE LIFE!
Now since your summer vacation has started we hope you all are relaxing but at the same time you must be missing attending the everyday morning classes from home. But this was your privilege you have got it.
We are sure you must be missing school, your classroom, canteen, bus ride and many other things in the school campus. Though our Management has tried their best for the online classes. We hope you enjoyed it with decorum and regularity. Ofcourse the studies of the new class were in a new way. You would have never imagined that you will be taking virtual classes but yes it’s a reality today because of COVID 19.
Dear students it is for the health and safety of each one of us, the school thought of these virtual classes and our revered teachers have taken a lot of pain, to help each one of you to take the classes comfortably.
We hope being lockdown in homes, you are feeling secure and are not irritable or clingy neither regress. Must be sleeping, eating properly and taking all proper precautions of hygiene of self care as laid by the medical authorities and WHO.
This is a very challenging situation for each one of us on this earth, how bravely and positively you face each day depends on you and your attitude towards self and others.
At home with no helping hands are you able to do a bit to keep the home happily functional. If yes, you give a pat on your back you deserve applauds.
Your teachers expected you to be up in the morning regularly and punctually and be well groomed, in your home environment. If its an YES, there it is one more pat on your back.
After the strained e-classes, are you able to submit and complete your notes and assignments. Wow! You are quite efficient there’s another pat on your back.
Now are you keeping yourself well informed about the do’s and don’t for COVID 19, and helping others understand and follow it without getting irritated and loosing your cool. Bravo! You are a brand icon for REASSURANCE, ROUTINES AND REGULATIONS, if yes add on one more positive marks for yourself.
Hoping you all are taking special interest in the present day problems surely using your think tank (mind) to come out with some creative ideas, articles, techniques, to face the present situation. The problem can be sorted out at any level- family, neighborhood, community/society, city state , country or Humanity. There is so much you can do such as writing letters with your ideas to the authorities, creating art for older adults or sick, friends, sharing extra supplies instead of hoarding. If you have been able to do any one thing, take my words you have the capacity of being a super human being.
Keep your self-efficacy ( ability to exert control over one’s own behavior) high, during this time of fear and uncertainty . You can play an active role in helping your own self, your family and community.
Take this time to enhance your own capacity for good command over language and communication by reading books and journals. This will help you in increasing your creative visualization and in turn your imagination can be translated into reality and be innovative in various fields for human growth and benefit like medicine, science and technology, communication, entrepreneurship, social upliftment by helping others to develop through the expansion of their own capabilities. Its relevant to tell you about Prof Amartya Sen the Nobel Prize winner in the year 1998 , who witnessed the Bengal famine in 1943 at a tender age of 10 years, he was so moved by the 1.5 million deaths because of the famine that he dedicated his life in working and developing of sophisticated measures of poverty and causes and prevention of famines. With hardly any technology and little resources if a 10 year old can think of giving so much to the world , can’t you give it a try with all facilities and support already existing for you.
Spend your time constructively at home, there is so much to do:
- Read books
- Dance to music
- Sing songs
- Do the chores together
- School work/ help your young siblings in their studies
- Discuss sports, celebrities, friends
- Play indoor games
- See that your parents keep good health; they are taking proper diet, exercising etc
- Give quality time to your parents and grandparents. Share the stories, articles you read with family, it can be healing and reassuring to you and others at home.
- Spending 20-30 min with your parents happily will be therapeutic for them, they would look forward to it .
COVID 19 has got nothing to do with the way someone looks, where they are from, or what languages they speak, which car they drive. Be compassionate to people who are sick and those who are caring for them. Inspire yourself by reading stories of people who are working to stop the outbreak and caring for the sick people. Use trustworthy sites and sources to understand the correct picture.
You might be structuring your routine and life according to the home environment, lucky you, think of those children who are not so lucky to have a home, parent or family. This is the time, it provides you an opportunity to re-bond with others and tide over the anxiety for self and others too.
This is the time, that COVID 19, is giving you an education to lead, not follow. It should equip you for the future not keep you chained to the past. Use it as a domain of the greatest creativity and not be a slave of habit.
Stay safe and healthy.
Spring Dale college.