Parents teach children life skills, students continue learning: Education Min

Shillong, Apr 8: Meghalaya Home & Education Minister Lahkmen Rymbui, on Wednesday, shared a message for parents and students amidst the lockdown due to COVID-19 outbreak.

He urged parents to spend quality time with their children and students to continue with their studying, complete assignments and learn new skills.

“The Covid-19 pandemic has caused us to experience the unexpected, perhaps something we have only heard or read about. A month has passed and we still don’t know for how long it will continue…I understand the pain, anxiety and suffering that everyone is experiencing but the one thing I can say with confidence is that we will all come out of this stronger, more resilient and better prepared,” Rymbui stated.

Addressing all parents, the minister said, “Ordinarily, we, as parents, are so busy with our regular jobs that we spend less quality time with our families. Use this time to do family activities, learning and interacting with the children, and encouraging their learning activities. Create a positive environment.”

He also said that it was very important to teach children moral values so that they may learn to respect the environment and their surroundings.

“Let’s move away from the head learning process but also teach your children a life skill especially learning how to cook or just working in the kitchen this will help them survive in any situation when they have learnt to sustain and take care of themselves,” the minister said.

In his letter, the minister urged students to devote certain hours to go through books, complete assignments and to learn new activities and spend time wisely.

“Learning is a continuous process so you have to keep studying…Let’s hope that when this phase is passed you would have learnt a new life skill maybe gardening or any household chore of your interest or even a new hobby,” he said.

On the issue of pending examinations, he said that that they are planning out a strategy so that students stranded outside are not left out.

“My advice to you all is to be hopeful and have faith that this will all end. We should be able to come out of the situation on a positive note. The pandemic has taught us to appreciate the things that we’ve always taken for granted,” the minister stated.

Lastly he stated that the pandemic has taught us the value of life. “By staying home we are not only saving ourselves but our entire community. Do your bit to conquer and defeat this deadly virus that has taken over the world,” he requested.

1 thought on “Parents teach children life skills, students continue learning: Education Min

  1. Commendable initiative have taken by the education deptt.of meghalaya.thanks sir.

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