Gurugram: – COVID-19 has led to internal and external war for the humanity. Ajanta Public School, Sec-31, Gurugram, continues to shoulder the challenging times during Covid-19 pandemic by spreading the glimmer of hope. To ignite positivity in one and all, the school organised a webinar on the topic” Not Just Combating but Winning the Battle against Covid-19” on 28 June 2020.

The reverend Principal, Mr. Vaibhav who is an illustrious author and educationist with profound knowledge in diverse fields, hosted the session as the moderator. He completed his higher education in US and UK. He has efficiently incorporated technology in every contour of the school curriculum as a Microsoft innovative Educator, Wakelet Ambassador, Common Sense Educator and TeachSDGs Ambassador.

The eminent panellists were Ms. Devyani Kapoor who is an educator, an author, a resource person and an ardent social worker with 25 years of experience in education industry including work experience with key brands in the education industry, Ms Indu Jain who is an author, director at INDO AUTO TECH LTD, a nodal officer representing POSH under LCC SWHH ACT. With a rich experience of more than 20 years, she is also a Lean Sigma Green Belt Holder at Six Sigma, Mr. Vijay Rai, a visionary people-tech savvy CEO, holistic thought leader having ‘growth with goodness and transformation’ mindset with Diversity inclusion, education, climate change, skills and UN-SDG catalyst.

The webinar commenced with Mr Vaibhav Kapoor introducing the console i.e. Does the current crisis give you more worries or make you hopeful? Presenting her views on that Ms Devyani Kapoor said that the present time is the time of survival in every arena where we have to struggle to exist. Whatever happened was unprecedented. Moving on to virtual learning she said that sports and peer discussions are completely on back drop.

Adding on to this Mr Vijay Rai said that we should not let this time go in vain. He further added that we are living in a world wherein physical proximity has changed into physical distancing and we can sail through it with Reimagining, Resetting, Rebooting and Renewing, thus finding a better version of ourselves.

Presenting her views on Virtual Learning Ms Indu Jain said that it is a transitional stage from being completely offline to entirely online. Having its pros and cons, virtual teaching is making students inactive and generating various health issues though keeping the knowledge just at a button click closer to them. All the panellists agreed to the statement that emotional health of the students is of great concern in the present scenario.