Maharashtra: ‘Masti Ki Pathshala’ For Students To Help Them Overcome Boredom Of Online Education

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Pune, 2nd June 2021: A group of teachers in Maharashtra has started a project called ‘Masti Ki Pathshala’. The project aims to keep those students in the stream of education who could not attend schools due to Coronavirus. In the last six days, around 20,000 students from all over the state have participated in this online activity.


Due to the outbreak of Coronavirus, the academic year will start online from June 15 this year as well. Therefore, a group of active teachers from Maharashtra has taken the initiative to engage the students of class I to VIII during the current summer vacation.


Vikram Adsul of the Active Teachers Maharashtra (ATM) said, “Experts are saying that children are at high risk of infection in the third wave of the coronavirus. There is also unease among students over the inability to start school over the past year. Thinking about this and to keep the students in the stream of education, we have decided to implement this ‘Masti Ki Pathshala’ initiative to keep the teacher-student dialogue going. For this, a district-wise WhatsApp group is formed and information of students are collected through Google form. Students of different mediums including Marathi have participated in this activity. The response we have received over the last six days has been very encouraging. All the district coordinators of the group including Jyoti Belwale, Dnyandev Navsari, Narayan Mangalaram, Umesh Kotalwar, Laxmikant Idalwar, Nitin Antarkar are working for this initiative.”

Reaching out to the students through Zoom, WhatsApp, YouTube, various activities are being implemented for them. ‘Masti Ki Pathshala’ also includes exercises for good health and shows like puppetry play, stories, paperwork, painting, mathematics and science.


Educational preparation of students will be done from 15th to 29th June. Last year’s syllabus will be reviewed between July 1 and 31. It will take one hour for each class. Regular online teaching will also be done from 1st August.

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