Dy CM Shri Manish Sisodia addresses Cities Against COVID 19 - Global Summit 2020*
*Total lockdown enabled us to strengthen our health infrastructure to effectively battle COVID 19- Dy CM Sisodia*
New Delhi - 03-06-2020-Deputy Chief Minister of Delhi, Shri Manish Sisodia expressed his pleasure to be a part of the Mayoral meeting at the Cities Against COVID 19 (CAC)- Global Summit 2020 that took place via a video conference here on Tuesday.
The Hon’ble Deputy CM said that it was a truly insightful experience to be a part of the team of experts and mayors from cities across the world, and to learn about their response to COVID 19. “It is a great source of strength for me to be among you all and to hear your experiences,”said Shri Manish Sisodia.
Entailing key measures adopted by the Delhi Government to control the spread of the virus, he said “As Delhi got its first COVID 19 positive case on March 2, it was very important to curb the spread of the disease. The total lockdown enabled us to spread awareness about the virus among the citizens and strengthen our health infrastructure to effectively battle the disease.
And today, as we unlock Delhi, we are prepared with medical facilities, having an understanding and its spread.”
Hon'ble Deputy CM also highlighted how Delhi Govts relief team has been working round the clock to provide meals to almost a million people twice a day. He talked about the initiatives taken by the Education Department to support the learning of the children at home, and how Delhi plans to restore economic activity safely in a phased manner “What gives me the most satisfaction is our adoption of various new Education initiatives during the lockdown to minimise the academic damage due to loss of learning time. We were able to provide online learning modules to 9,00,000 students from Kindergarten to Grade 12,”he said.
In his tweet later today, Shri Manish Sisodia wrote, "Met with leaders of various cities across the world to learn from their experiences in fighting COVID-19 at the CAC Global Summit 2020 by the Seoul government. The overwhelming challenge posed by corona (virus) offers great opportunities for us to come together and help each other."
Apart from Hon’ble Deputy CM of Delhi, Mayors and experts from 21 cities including Moscow, Jakarta, Istanbul, Budapest, Tehran, Tel Aviv, Buenos Aires, Vancouver and Chongqing also took part in the Mayoral Meeting organised by the Seoul Government.
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Dy CM Sisodia talks about the collective responsibility of the society to help shape young minds
Dy CM Sisodia addresses ‘‘Saajhi Samajh’ - Webinar organised by Tech Mahindra
New Delhi - 03-06-2020-Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister of Delhi, Shri Manish Sisodia addressed the third edition of ‘Saajhi Samajh’, a webinar on “Unlocking Minds: Keys to the locker room”. Delivering the key note address at the webinar organized by Tech Mahindra Foundation on Wednesday, Shri. Manish Sisodia spoke about the issues faced by the adolescents and steps taken by the Delhi Government in preparing the children to face and live the most crucial formative years of their life with confidence. The webinar was attended by teachers, educators, counselors, parents and students across the world
Elaborating his views on the issues related to adolescents, Manish Sisodia said, “The society as a whole should take the responsibility for shaping young minds. A girl told me about the discrimination that she goes through on a daily basis as her brother is given preference over her in literally all matters at home. He is served nice meals while she is expected to adjust as she is a girl. She also told me that due to happiness class, she is able to maintain a cool mindset and is able to focus on her studies well,”
Highlighting the areas of concern and how it can be addressed, Shri Manish Sisodia said, “One out of four children is a victim of depression and every hour one student commits suicide in our country. The constant pressure to excel in academics is what is making the child go to such extremes. Teenage years are formative years of a person’s life. Teenagers face a lot of challenges in terms of hormonal changes, academic expectations, peer pressure. 16 lakh students of Delhi Govt. schools have been practicing meditation (mindfulness) at the start of their classes. Kids are coming up with new ideas everyday as encouraged by our entrepreneurship curriculum. Regular classrooms and rote learning have pushed our students to live in fear and never take any risk. But the entrepreneurship curriculum helps students come up with great ideas, explore and start with something of their own,” he said.
Shri Manish Sisodia explained the two major programmes of the Delhi Govt. to address these issues impacting the young students - the Happiness Curriculum which involves mindfulness classes for classes’ nursery to grade 8 and Entrepreneurship mindset Curriculum that focuses on empowering students to take risks, venture out and evolve as well rounded professionals.
“Teenage kids share their experiences with the teachers and peers through the opportunity given by the Happiness curriculum. In one such incident, the mother of a young student (hailing from an underprivileged background) told me that her son has become more sensitive because of the mindfulness class. He now asks her if she has eaten and checks in the kitchen if there is any food left for her before he starts eating. Such is the impact of Happiness Class”