During the nationwide lockdown due to corona infection, relief camps have been organized in Chhattisgarh under the special initiative and direction of Chief Minister Mr. Bhupesh Baghel to help migrant workers and needy from other states. Workers from various provinces of the country are staying in these relief camps. Along with the workers, their children are also staying in these camps. Mr. Baghel has called the migrant laborers from other states as guests of Chhattisgarh and has given instructions to the administration to make proper arrangements for their stay, food, and medicine. All facilities for migrant workers as well as their children are being taken care of in relief camps. Along with sports and other creative activities for children in their spare time, an innovative initiative for their education was seen in the relief camp located in Bishunpur Community Building of Surguja, the border district of Chhattisgarh state.
Here, the Surguja district administration has arranged for the study and teaching of 14 children by setting up a mini-school. It is also particularly noteworthy here that the work of educating these children and teaching drawing-painting is being done by Mr. Satendra Rishi, who is also residing in the camp, in collaboration with the district administration.
It is noteworthy that a total of 108 workers and other people of Madhya Pradesh, Jharkhand, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, and Orissa are staying in the relief camps set up in Bishunpur, Pratiksha Bus Stand and Sargwan Hostel of Ambikapur city. Children are also staying in the camps with them. Apart from providing free breakfast, food, and medical facilities to the workers living in the camps, a commendable system of teaching and learning has been made by setting up a mini-school for proper utilization of children’s time and their education. The educated youth living in the camp have also become equal participants in the operation of the mini-school. The district administration has made arrangements for blackboard, chalk, pencil, book and sports items such as a bat, ball, sliding strip, etc for the education of children.T.V. and carrom boards have been arranged for the entertainment of people staying in the camps.