When Covid-19 hit India in March 2020, the entire nation went under lockdown to help flatten the curve and defeat the vicious COVID-19 virus. Doctors, nurses, policemen – everyone put their best effort forward and managed to knock down the epidemic curve by the beginning of 2021. Just when everyone thought that the virus had vanished and things are returning back to normal, the second wave knocked the country, which is said to be almost four times bigger than the first one.
Amid all the volatility and uncertainties that are occurring, the group that has been significantly affected is students as they are in lockdown for more than a year. They are battling the waves of gloom as their future seems to be in jeopardy.
Impact of Lockdown on Student’s Life
- The sudden adoption of online learning at all education levels transformed the way we learn. Initially, it completely halted extra-curricular activities and impacted student performance and achievements to a great extend, creating a great challenge for educators.
- When a student learns in a tangible environment the turnaround time of learning is less as compared to virtual/online learning. Moreover, the adoption rate in online classes is around 50-60% whereas the adoption rate in classroom learning was around 80-90%.
- The lockdown has created serious effects on their physical and mental health, resulting in psychological problems like frustration, stress, and depression.
- Student’s routine, sleeping habits and study schedules have hampered gravely.
- Cancellation of exams, passing students based on internals may impact their career in the future.
- Also, all students are not from the same geographical regions and financial backgrounds, therefore, they struggled in accessing the internet and setting up the learning environment and it has surely impacted their performance and achievements.
Ways to Relieve Stress in these Unprecedented Times
Improve Your Diet:
- Eat low carb diets.
- Consume vegetables regularly (broccoli & spinach are good options to build resilience against infections).
- Intake fruits rich in beta carotene, ascorbic acid & other essential vitamins.
- Consume herbs like garlic, Basel leaves and black cumin as it helps in boosting immunity.
- Munch on nuts and seeds like flaxseed, pumpkin seeds and melon seeds as they are excellent sources of protein and vitamin E.
- Intake probiotics like Yoghurt, Butter Milk, Yakult and other fermented food.
A good diet should be followed by a good exercise of 30 to 45 minutes. The best way to make exercising fun is to pair it with music.
Take a Good Sleep
Research by the National Sleep Foundation says that teenagers need 8-10 hours of sleep a night to stay fresh and healthy.
Drink up to 8-10 glasses of water, fresh juices made of citrus fruits and coconut water every day.
Meditation is the best way to relieve stress. It is a tested way to calm the nerves.
One can stay positive by identifying something that he/she enjoyed or found to be beautiful. Listen to stories about people being kind and helpful. Don’t spread or listen to the news that came to you through unauthentic resources.
It is the perfect time for teens to strengthen their bond with their parents and relatives.
How CGC Jhanjeri is standing in Solidarity with the Nation during Covid -19?
Chandigarh Group of Colleges (CGC), Jhanjeri is not just committed to ensuring the health and safety of its students and employees but the community as a whole. Therefore, we are doing our best possible to support the country in Covid times. Check out the initiatives that we have taken during Covid-19.
Timely Sanitization of Campus
Launched Covid scholarships worth ₹2 Crores for wards of frontline warriors
Launched CGC Jhanjeri Open Scholarship for Higher Education (JOSH)
Thermal Scanning is Mandatory at the Entry Gate
Set Up Medical Center for Coronavirus Patients
Fed Poor and Needy during Lockdown
CGC Jhanjeri organized COVID-19 Vaccination Drive for its employees
*Issuing in Public Interest
CGC Jhanjeri urges you all to contribute your bit by following all safety measures and getting vaccinated because only then we come of out this pandemic soon.