Maha: Teacher creates COVID-19 nursery rhyme for kids in slums

Aurangabad, May 15 () In a bid to create awarenessabout the COVID-19 pandemic among children in slums, a teacherin Maharashtra's Aurangabad city created a nursery rhyme inMarathi to teach them the 20-second hand-washing routine.

While frontline workers tackle COVID-19 on a warfooting, teachers like Sunita Nagkirti are tasked withcreating awareness about the pandemic in hotspot areas,especially slums.

A video of Nagkirti teaching a group of children the20-second hand-washing technique using a nursery rhyme wasposted on Twitter by state sports commissioner Om PrakashBakoriya.

The teacher, who is associated with the state's scoutand guide programme at Ravindra School here, has beentravelling to slums to educate people about the pandemic anddos and don'ts they need to follow to prevent it.Advertisement

"At least 30 people had tested positive in hotspotareas of Kailas Nagar and Rohidas Nagar when I was sent there10 days ago," said Nagkirti.

Initially, residents were wary of her, but she brokethe ice by distributing essentials and masks, which she boughtfrom her own pocket.

"Children were worried when they saw bottles ofsanitisers and handwash liquids. But I used some popularMarathi nursery rhymes and created a fun handwash song," shesaid.
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Even adults in slums need to know about the level ofhygiene they need to maintain to fight coronavirus, she added.

"Even after this health crisis abates, I will keepvisiting these hotspots to teach children," said theenthusiastic educator. AWARU ARU
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