Barmer: Coronavirus Due to the epidemic, schools and colleges across the country have been closed for the last 5 months. Efforts are being made to get online education in many schools. But somewhere the lack of mobile phone and electricity and signal problems is a problem for children. Barmer district bordering Rajasthan is also not untouched by this problem. Missing mobile networks in remote rural areas have been a major problem for children.
But Harish, studying in seventh grade, has broken this problem. He takes his chair-table and books every day and goes to the hill 2 km away. Signals come to his mobile after going there. After which he sits there and studies for 3 hours. Harish’s ardor towards studies has gone viral on social media. After which former cricketer Virender Sehwag has expressed his desire to help Harish by tweeting.
Ayoung boy called Harish from Barmer in Rajasthan climbs a mountain every day in order to get internet access so that he can attend online classes. He climbs at 8 am and returns home at 2pm after the class ends. Admire his dedication and would want to help him. pic.twitter.com/iZ8WlBBgSP
– Virender Sehwag (@virendersehwag) July 24, 2020
Harish Kumar, a resident of Daruda village, about 20 km from Barmer district headquarters, is a seventh-grader at Jawahar Navodaya Vidyalaya, Pachpadra. Due to Kovid-19, his school is also closed for the last 5 months.
After which an online class was started by his school a month and a half ago. According to Harish, after this class started, when he turned on the internet, connectivity was found missing. After that, looking for the signal, he reached the hill 2 km away.
As soon as he got there, the internet started working on his mobile phone. After this Harish decided that now he would wake up every morning and come here and join the online class.
Since then, Harish gets up early in the morning and goes to the hill with his table-chair and studies through the online class amidst the heat. According to Harish, he studies on the hill every day from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm.
Harish’s father Veeramdev says that it is not just about Harish. Due to lack of mobile network here, thousands of children are bereft of online education. The government should immediately make arrangements to increase mobile connectivity in this area. With which thousands of children living here can also get education online.