Dhadgaon village, Nandurbar district, Maharashtra, a teacher teaches his students up in a tree.
With all schools and colleges remaining closed due to COVID-19 in India, educational institutes have chosen to start teaching online. However, not everyone is privileged enough to afford laptops and WiFi to attend these classes.
Some states like Kerala are trying to democratize education by televising classes instead of simply restricting sessions to online classes. Still, it is not possible to reach every child, especially in rural areas.
While some struggle to afford the equipment needed to attend these classes, some are figuring out innovative ways to attend the classes and get maximum data network. The case of Dhadgaon belongs to the latter type it is a village in Maharashtra which lacks proper network connectivity.
To get better connectivity a teacher from this village can be seen giving lessons to his students on top of a tree in the pictures that surfaced on the internet.
According to Prabhat Khabar, Laxman Pawar is a teacher here and is teaching children by taking them to a hill or on a tree due to lack of proper network.
Pravin Patil, Deputy Director Education Division, Nashik, told ANI that the area has few mobile towers and the children study where they can find the network.
Though these pictures depict the passion and determination of the teacher and students, it also shows how our country is in a dear need for good network connectivity in all of its towns and villages.
Previously, it was reported that a small boy in Rajasthan climbs a hill every single day to get a better network connection to attend his online classes.