Mandaviya said families should encourage their children to talk freely and have a dialogue with them to be able to address any emerging mental health issues early.
The three teachers who tried to bring innovation to enhance the learning skills and turned change agents have been selected for the National Teacher’s award.
The circular, issued on July 22, had directed all such schools to sell empty sacks of food grains that were provided under midday meal scheme and deposit the money with the education department.
The initiative which was started in March 2021 was briefly halted by the second wave of Covid, but resumed in July as she felt the students really needed some help.
Though schools are yet to open physically, teachers are working with a timetable issued by the education department since July 1 to ensure continuation of education for students through online classes
Primary school teachers have urged the government to start offline classes and midday meals for student beneficiaries at the earliest.
Primary school teachers of 25 states have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi listing out various demands in the light of the pandemic.
Managements prefer only a few experienced teachers for online classes, leaving the remaining faculty with no income, work or job security.
Sumithra Devi, a single mother of two girls and a private school teacher, has been struggling to bring food to the table ever since Covid struck.
Government school teachers have requested the state to ensure proper healthcare facilities for those who have been deputed for Covid duties in the state.