Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg

Vijay Garg is a regular contributor of Imphal Times, mostly related with Education. Vijay is a resident of Street Kour Chand MHR Malout-152107 Distt Sri Muktsar sahib Punjab. Vijay Garg, Ex.PES-1 is a retired Principal from Government Girls Sen Sec school Mandi Harji Ram Malout -152106 Punjab. He is also the author of Quantitative Aptitude, NTSE , NMMS, Mathematics of XII, ICSE numerical physics and chemistry many more books.

Monday, 08 August 2022 17:40

Earth is not another, save it only

We all should contribute in preserving and nurturing nature. In this regard, the statement of Sunderlal Bahuguna, environmentalist and leader of the Chipko movement, is relevant that ecology is a sustainable economy. In fact, the need to save the environment came due to the haphazard exploitation of natural resources by humans. In the beginning, man made land for cultivation by leveling the earth and made full use of forest, water and land for livelihood. Over time, human needs and population increase, she started exploiting nature indiscriminately, due to which there was a negative change in the ecosystem which is proving fatal today. Indeed, unless consumerism is controlled, there will be no reduction in the exploitation of nature.
Now the time has come to reconsider our activities, how man can use natural resources in harmony with nature. Otherwise the day is not far when we will all be unable to save ourselves from the wrath of nature. Somewhere there will be heavy rain There will be drought, somewhere people will crave for water and somewhere they will throw away all the wealth in the water. This has also been seen in the last several decades. Glaciers are drying up, rivers are shrinking, deserts are expanding, fertile land is becoming barren. There is very little potable water left under the ground.
Now many questions arise about preserving the environment, how can we convert the barren land into fertile land again? How to restore cut forests to their shape? How to save glaciers from melting? how wild animals Can you provide accommodation? In fact, there are examples of some great people of the world who devoted their lives to developing the ecosystem. The first name in this context is that of Padma Shri Jadav Molai Payeng, known as the ‘Forest Man of India’ who, over the course of several decades, planted trees on a sandbar of the Brahmaputra river and turned it into a forest sanctuary. This forest, called Molai forest, is spread over an area of 1360 acres in Jorhat, Assam. Next name is Indira Priyadarshini Vrikshamitra Awardee Devaki Amm of India who have been protecting biodiversity by bringing and nurturing plants from different parts of India. He has raised public awareness about the environment.
There are more than 3000 trees of different species in the forest planted by Devaki Amma. There are also some rare plants like Lakshmi Tharu, Chinese Orange etc. He has saved 200 types of trees and shrubs that supply fruits, vegetables and flowers. In this episode, Chewang  Norphel, who is called Ice Man, born in the year 1935, is an Indian civil engineer from Ladakh, who 15 artificial glaciers have been created. Another such figure is Karnataka environmentalist Padmashree Salu Marada Thimmakka, who is noted for planting 385 banyan trees for four kilometers along the highway between Hulikal and Kudur.
Everyone knows that Sunderlal Bahuguna was an environmentalist and a hero of the Chipko movement. He fought for the conservation of forests in the Himalayas, first as a member of the Chipko movement in the 1970s, and later leading the anti-Tehri Dam movement from the 1980s to early 2004. there uttarakhandIn D, Prabha Devi has planted more than 500 trees which stand as the guardian of Palasat village. There are also some other women working towards restoring the ecosystem, taking inspiration from whom students and teachers together make similar efforts, it will be good for the environment. One of them is Latika Nath who is known as Tiger Princess. Latika is the first wildlife scientist in the country to receive a doctorate degree on tigers. Such is the name of Prerna Singh Bindra who is a conservationist, journalist, author and are workers. Prerna works with forest officials, rangers and NGOs in protected areas for wildlife such as the Nandhaur Wildlife Sanctuary in Uttarakhand and the Naina Devi Himalayan Bird Conservation Reserve.
Similarly, Poornima Devi Burman, a renowned environmentalist from Assam, is working towards saving the Greater Adjutant Stork, or Hargila, from extinction. Another inspiring personality is Kriti Karanth. They are wildlife conversationalists, who study species distribution and extinction patterns, the impacts of wildlife tourism, a is researching rehabilitation outcomes, land-use change and human-wildlife interactions. She is working on a project called Wild Save, which has helped thousands of families file wildlife-compensation claims and get their due benefits.
Actually every day of the year should be celebrated as Environment Day and each one of us should contribute in protecting the environment. To protect soil, water, plants, air and animals and to save life on the planet, we need to plan and do continuous concrete work. Is it simply means to say that there is no other earth? We have to stay on this earth in any case and have to beautify and decorate it. This goal can be achieved if every citizen, organization and governments of all countries of the world join together in this continuous program.

Sunday, 07 August 2022 18:16

Movable Library

Books are man’s best friend. Good books enhance knowledge as well as develop language skills and vocabulary and are a great way to reduce stress. Due to the closure of schools due to the corona virus epidemic, the education of children has been adversely affected. In order to re-engage the children with the process of reading, writing and learning, a book fair named “Book Yatra” is being organized at different places in different cities.
So far this journey has been done for about 15 days in the City in more places and has reached more than 400 children. In this book journey, we constantly carry the organization’s box of books and books from the youth series, Eklavya, etc. in our bag. Using the space available in the community like trees, cots, cots, tables, walls, fruit racks, etc., they put up an exhibition of books. Children’s love and enthusiasm for books is made in these book exhibitions. After so many days, they get stunned to find the books in their midst. Look at books all the scenes like running here and there to read more, bringing your fellow mates as well, insisting on taking books along with your family members to see and collect them, taking them home and showing books to your elder brother and sister, highlighting children’s love and enthusiasm for books.
Apart from children, elders also come to this fair to see and read books. Children also take books of their choice along with reading so that they can read them later. This book journey develops the interest of reading, writing and learning in children is planting. This book fair is like a dream come true for the children of the poor and backward sections of the society who have been most affected due to this pandemic. The popularity and acceptance of the book fair among the children can be seen from the sweet words uttered by them out of curiosity, that, brother/didi, when will you come again with new books? This time will bring a new book of jokes, Maths and English! That children’s literature is not reaching the children at all.
Children and young people have the same books as they got it from school-college. They are only familiar with the course books. In such a situation, the children’s and youth literature which exists on such a large scale is not reaching them easily. It is not that where there is a lack of resources, children’s literature is not reaching there. Rather, where there are resources, there is hardly any access to children’s literature.
Despite having resources, no interest is visible even within the teacher class regarding the understanding and availability of children’s literature. If better literature among children and youth If available, the children themselves are coming forward to study on their own. If studies are for interest or for their own sake, then children or anyone does not feel burdened. Once the interest in reading is awakened, then Sanskrit can be developed among the children to read the course and see it connected with their life. Therefore, availability of better children’s and youth literature from community to school, college is essential. Working in this direction will be a necessary step for the current education system. 

Saturday, 06 August 2022 18:01

Street Library

In today’s times opening a public library on the street and creating a system for the people where the reader can gain knowledge comfortably is nothing less than a virtue and it has been done by a teacher from Arunachal Pradesh. Since then people can get knowledge by reading any favorite book from this street library for free. Let us know other special things related to this street library.
There is a government school teacher who lives in a small town in Arunachal Pradesh, Huh. Next to the house, he started the ‘Street Library’ near his house. He kept many types of books in this library and also arranged for the people to sit nearby.
People appreciated this idea of his and also shared it on social media. Book is not stolen this is not the teacher’s private library, he kept it public from the beginning. People come here, take a book from themselves, sit here and read and then leave. No one ever comes with the intention of stealing a book, the library is open all the time and there are many people who do not know Meena but they also leave after reading the book honestly.
Women and youth read book this street library of the teacher is in such a place, where there is an open and quiet environment and such arrangement is very good for reading books, for concentration. This street library is very much liked by women and youth, in the evening, their number becomes large. The teacher has decided that they will do the same in other parts of the country as well Library will open.

Today, more than ever, in the pandemic times, early childhood educators are being asked to provide young children with access to a nurturing, enriched, high-quality environment that will support positive growth, learning, and developmental outcomes for all children.   The mental and psychosocial wellbeing of children promotes quality learning. World Health Organisation (WHO) norms for physical, mental, social and spiritual wellness are well placed and nations are expected to take it up in letter and spirit. However, this is not the case, especially in India, where holistic approach towards education is lacking big time.
While more attention is given to students with physical disabilities by schools and teachers, the mental and emotional aspects of both abled and disabled students are widely ignored. School students encounter common emotional and behavioural problems some time during their school days.  Adolescents in particular have moderate to severe mental health difficulties.
There is an urgent need to also look into the mental benefits of physical activity at school, which has been a rather neglected theme in health promotion research during recent decades. This is unfortunate as mental health has been proclaimed as one of the most important health concerns of the 21st century. The benefits of physical activity for the mental health and well-being of children and young people are well-established. Increased physical activity during school hours is associated with better physical, psychological and social health and well?being. Unfortunately many children and young people exercise insufficiently to benefit from positive factors like well-being.
In both South Asian countries, including India, disciplinary, learning-related, bullying, school refusal, fear/anxiety, attention deficit and conduct disorder problems are commonly seen in schools. Students committing suicide after failing the final exams and dropping out are closely connected to lack of mental health education and counselling in school. Intellectual disability among school children is a great challenge for routine teaching-learning activities. It is scientifically proven that students with intellectual difficulties need specific education in a separate setting.
Girls entering puberty at school face the shameful problem of dealing with their menstrual cycle. It sometimes creates psychological pressure and is misconstrued. Physical changes in girls and boys are natural, but they remain an unanswered and difficult matter for school adolescents. Migration, changing schools and parents fighting at home are other shared causes for students’ conversion disorder. Lack of awareness about mental health and misconceptions about its treatment are another big challenge. A minor psychological reason might bring about a serious and harmful result if not dealt with timely. Yet, there is little or no space for matters related to mental health in the school curriculum in comparison to physical health and hygiene.
Children need to have a good mental health status if they are going to live up to their full potential and truly live a life that is filled with positive experiences and the willingness to do what is best for themselves and the people around them. Mental health education in school is basically for preventive and promotional purposes. As students’ emotional and social skills are crucial for a successful future career, school education should include mental health-related topics. Schools need to give due attention to the psychosocial wellbeing of students before real classroom teaching. Some basic ideas about mental illness and its treatment will be better disseminated in society if students are taught about it in school.

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