Tamil teacher commended by PM Modi for innovation in teaching


Prime Minister Narendra Modi lauded a teacher from Tamil Nadu for her progressive means of teaching college students amid COVID-19 pandemic when faculties had been shut.

“I read about a teacher from Tamil Nadu. Her name is Hemalata N K, and she teaches the oldest language of the world Tamil at a school in Viddupuram. Even the Covid-19 pandemic could not create hurdles in her teaching. Challenges definitely were there but she found out an innovative way,” the Prime Minister stated whereas addressing the nation by way of 72nd version of his month-to-month radio programme and the final ‘Mann Ki Baat’ of the yr 2020 on Sunday.

“She recorded all the 53 chapters of the course, created animated videos, put them in a pen drive and distributed that amongst her students. Her students got a lot of help from this; they understood the chapters visually. Along with this, she kept interacting with her students telephonically. Thus, the study became quite interesting for the students,” he stated.

PM Modi requested lecturers to add course materials on the Diksha Portal of the Education Ministry to assist college students who’re staying in far-flung areas of the nation.

“All over the country during this corona time, the innovative methods that the teachers have adopted, the course material they have creatively prepared, those are invaluable in this period of online studies. I request all the teachers to definitely upload these course materials on the Diksha Portal of the Education Ministry. This will help students who are staying in far-flung areas of the country, a lot,” he stated.


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