Berhampur: A school headmaster of Ganjam district has set a unique precedent by distributing school books at the homes of students on a trolley rickshaw during the current lockdown.
A video of the headmaster of the Government Primary School at Podamari in Sanakhemundi block, Sadashiv Padhi, has gone viral on social media.
— Collector & District Magistrate, Ganjam (@Ganjam_Admin) April 25, 2020
Padhi is accompanied by lady teachers in this noble venture to address the plight of students who have been deprived of education for more than a month due to the closure of schools during the lockdown.
The headmaster’s initiative has won praise from several quarters in including Ganjam Collector Vijay Amruta Kulange and senior BJP leader Bhrugu Buxipatra.
Kudos! Shri Sadashiv Padhi, Headmaster of Pudamari School in Sanakhemundi Block in #Ganjam District along with other teachers, distributes books to students using a cycle rickshaw.
— Bhrugu Baxipatra (@BhruguBJP) April 26, 2020
Notably, School and Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Das had directed the District Education Officers (DEOs) to provide school books to students of Classes I to VIII at their homes to help in their studies during the lockdown period.