Dehradun : 17 August, 2015
At a time when students are losing interest in science subjects, a state government teacher is struggling hard to develop their interest in the subject and its uses, with an aim to see them become scientists in the coming years.
Posted at the remote Government Primary School, Tolikhwankote, in Kanalichina development block of Pithoragarh district, Dheeraj Singh Kharayat has held around 40 science sessions and exhibitions so far for rural students in the past two years.
The highly motivated teacher has taught the basic principles of science and its day-to-day application to nearly 7,000 students. He regularly visits remote villages to develop children’s interest in science, after schools are closed for the day or during summer holidays.
Kharayat also organises science fairs and exhibitions at government primary and inter-college schools in Pithoragarh. He has made around two dozen working models to teach basic science to students.
Students get an opportunity to learn different kinds of material and their reactions, Newton’s law of motion, kinetic, and potential energy, electric currents and circuits, water and air pollution through Kharayat’s models.
He lays special focus on the reuse of disposable materials in order to contribute towards environment conservation.
His hard work and dedication has been recognised on many platforms. The deputy education officer of Kanalichina development block has also appreciated his endeavor.
Kharayat said his science sessions helped students develop an interest for science.
The students learnt science easily with working models and could pursue science in higher classes.
“Development of science and technology is vital for the progress of any country. The developments in science and technology, particularly in information technology and computer science, are so quick,” he said.
Students should be made to appreciate the natural world to learn basic science and its laws. Children should view and value science as a multi-faceted, flexible process for better understanding of science around us, he added.
Courtesy: The Tribune