A principal of Jharkhand painted walls with Alphabets, pictures of fruits and vegetables to help students learn during the lockdown


The principal of Bankathi Utkramit Madhya Vidyalaya, Jharkhand, Mr. Shyam Kishore Gandhi has often used different innovative ideas to help the students learn in an effective and efficient manner. In one of his recent innovations, he decided to paint the walls of the village with alphabets in English and Hindi. He also decided to paint pictures of fruits, vegetables and animals on the walls.
The purpose behind this initiative is to help the students learn and get in touch with what they have already studied. Children who go to anganwadi centres have lost touch with studies due to lockdown and have started forgetting what had been taught to them. His aim is to make the students able to go to primary schools directly without going to anganwadi centres as it will cost the students a year.
His initiative has been welcomed and appreciated by the villagers. The colorful paintings are attractive and help the students to recall what they have studied. It is scientifically proved that pictorial lessons get absorbed in the memory for a longer period of time. This method is helping primary students in increasing their memory. To get the walls painted, he gave money out of his own pocket.
In that small village of Jharkhand, students do not have access to mobile phones and internet. Without mobile phones, online education is a distant dream. So that the education does not suffer, Mr. Shyam Kishore Gandhi set up speakers all across the village. Students gather around the speakers and classes are regularly held. Students have been asked to send their queries through any means possible and solutions to those queries are provided the next day through the speakers. In such a way, classes are being held for all age groups. Mr. Gandhi has gone out of the way to help students many times. He has set an example for other schools and defined that no matter what the hurdle is, solutions can always be found out.


  1. Hey! This post couldn’t be written any better! Reading through this post reminds me of my good old room mate! He always kept chatting about this. I will forward this write-up to him. Pretty sure he will have a good read. Thanks for sharing!|


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