The emotional well-being of students is our priority: Sisodia
New Delhi: Interacting with parents and children at Delhi public schools on the second day of the Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM), Chief Deputy Minister Manish Sisodia said on Tuesday that public schools were taking action – through the Happiness Program and the Yuva helplines – to ensure the emotional well-being of children during the Covid-19 pandemic.
“..The emotional well-being and education of our students has been affected due to the lack of physical classes in schools and through these special PTMs I’m sure any issues related to online classes, the social-emotional and mental well-being of the students will be resolved, ”said Sisodia, during his visit to three public schools in New Kondli, East Vinod Nagar and Mandawali.
The education minister also said the government was taking several steps to keep children away from depression and stress during Covid-19. “In order to keep children away from depression and stress during the Covid period, teachers are taking mindfulness practice sessions through online classes as part of the Happiness Program,” he said .
Speaking about the Delhi government’s Yuva helpline launched in July last year, Sisodia also said, “Whenever a person or student feels stressed or falls into depression, they can call the hotline. Delhi government youth helpline. Our advisers will help you.
On Tuesday, the Delhi government said the dedicated helpline receives an average of 250 to 300 calls per day. Individuals can call the helpline – 180011688 or 10580 – from 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 p.m. every working day to speak to qualified counselors, the government said.
The special PTM that started on Monday will run until July 31. This is the first time that PTMs have been conducted in collaboration with teachers from Delhi municipal schools for students moving from public schools to public schools.