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Covid, a virus, killed students inside

Every morning students used to wake up full of hope and get ready to go to their college until one day, tables turned, and classes that used to be full of giggles and knowledge became silent. A ground that used to be full of students became empty, and everyone's life went up and down when the wave of covid 19 came into our life. Everything switched from physical mode to online technology, based not left with any other choice but from billionaires to school going child had to stay at home

March was a month when every student prepared for their finals and waited to jump into another phase of their life saw the dark stage of their life initially; things seemed easy students mind they got wings as they were asked to give online examinations as many states canceled test and stay at home for a month but less they know that the virus came to break their wings. For everyone, it was a roller coaster ride as two weeks turned months days started turning into months. The most affected sector due to covid 19 was the educational sector. India being a king of digitalization, tried their best to provide a quality education through different mediums, television, google classroom, and radio, and to reach a maximum number of students. Despite all the efforts put in by the government to bring the best out of techno space, nothing could replace the physical space of learning. According to Unified District Information System for Education (UDISE) data for 2018-19, the Gross Enrolment Ratio of girls decreased from 96.72 in elementary classes to 76.93 in secondary categories and to 50.84 in higher secondary classes. It also pointed out that the dropout ratio of girls during 2019-20 was 15.1," the report stated. The rate of student dropout in both urban and rural areas was skyrocketing, which significantly impacted the data on dropout.

Adoption of new media government thought it would be easy to reach students, but they forgot every coin has two sides. While maximum students in urban areas had access to the Internet and online classes, in rural areas, people did not even have money to buy bread; how could they had a reach to brilliant courses which hence led to the dropout and made their children another bread earner which created a digital divide. Some rural area parents used to send their children to school, so the government launched a mid-day meal scheme, but when covid came, schools closed, and their children didn't get an education or food. While in rural areas, children who could be a bright stars were going through nights, and in urban areas there where some proportion of educated parents tried to teach their children so that a student in their child doesn't die, but parents who were not educated much suffered a lot as they gave fee in schools. Still, in return, the child was just like an empty vessel, even though they had resources, as nothing could replace the traditional way of teaching. In the primary stage of education (1-8th ), students who were meant to be away from cyberspace came into connection with the new advanced media, which became the "new normal" for them. As a result, they got addicted to mobile phones and the internet and hence stuck to the web of mental health issues and physical problems as they used to sit in front of a screen for hours which affects their health. Many students struggled to obtain the gadgets needed for digital learning.

If we look into the life of a student who has been through the phase of covid, we will easily trace the lack of knowledge and interest in extracurricular activities because, during that time, student life was in a nutshell. As per a survey by the Indian Psychiatry Society, about a 20% rise has been recorded in the number of cases of mental illness at the end of March 2020. When a child goes to school, they make social connections they learn the balance between study and play, but coming of covid makes the student's life terrible. Many parents complain that their child has lost the ability to make social connections in the public sphere which potentially increases stress in them. When students' school life ends, they step into a new world that opens their arms to fresh opportunities. Still, no one in this world knows that a micro-looking virus could make world seesaw students preparing for an entrance exam get postponed and later canceled and make students doubt their career choices, and bring a period of uncertainty about their future as students start facing problems in finding jobs. Online education cannot replicate the interpersonal interaction that schools facilitate by bringing together young children from different backgrounds and cultures.

It's been a tough time for the whole world things have changed. We are trying to get back to regular school, and colleges are now open classes are again full of giggles from students but still, covid 19 was not just a virus. It was much more than a virus. A virus that killed a student inside

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2 weeks ago by vinayak.rastogi.0000

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