Manish Sisodia

Special PTM in Delhi, Sisodia hopes high on resolving children’s mental wellbeing

July 21, 2021

The Directorate of Education (DoE) has organised a special Parent Teacher Meeting (PTM) from July 19 to 31 in Delhi. Deputy chief minister Manish Sisodia who also holds the portfolio of education minister visited the government schools in new Kondli, east Vinod Nagar and Mandawali on Tuesday to enquire about the education and social-emotional wellbeing of children.

“After a long time, I got an opportunity to meet parents today due to the special PTM. I got a chance to interact with parents and listen to the challenges they are facing because of online classes. The emotional well-being and education of our students have been affected due to absence of physical classes in schools and through these special PTMs, I am sure all the problems related to online classes, socio-emotional and mental wellbeing of students will be resolved,” Sisodia wrote on his official Twitter handle.

The major concern is to keep the children emotionally strong and the government is working on multiple fronts to cater this issue, he stated. “In order to keep children away from depression and stress during the Covid period, teachers are taking mindfulness practice sessions through online classes under the Happiness Curriculum,” he further added.

Members of the School Management Committee (SMC) are constantly in touch with parents of children telephonically and are working with the school to ensure that students are getting complete assistance during these trying times. “Special PTM is also a step in this direction where teachers are teaching parents new parenting tricks, which will help with online learning of children and mitigate their stress,” Sisodia said.

The PTM is being conducted in morning shift schools from 8. 30 am to 12. 30 pm. The PTM timings for evening shift schools are from 2 pm to 6 pm. The joint PTM is being organised for students transitioning to class 6 from MCD schools to Delhi government schools.

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