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Kejriwal, Sisodia address session on 'Parenting in the Time of Corona'

Kejriwal, Sisodia address session on 'Parenting in the Time of Corona'

New Delhi, Apr 4 (UNI) Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal and Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia on Saturday conducted a live interactive session on 'Parenting in the Time of Corona,' addressing Delhi's 44 lakh children and their parents.

They were joined by Director of Education Vinay Bhushan and CEO of Meraki Foundation Seemant Dhadwal.

Mr Kejriwal and Mr Sisodia took questions on COVID-19 and it's gravity, and urged the parents to take a positive approach and explain to their children sensitively about the gravity of the situation.

Initiating the session, Mr Sisodia said, "If we talk about Delhi, 44 lakh students are studying in Delhi schools, including MCD, private and government schools. As a result of the lockdown, children are at home. It is very important to understand how to sail through these tough times.

'The aim is to effectively utilise our time at homes during the isolation and that is why, we are holding this discussion on 'Parenting in the Time of Corona'.'

Introducing the session to the audience, Mr Kejriwal said, "We had to close down schools for the last 15-20 days, due to the extraordinary situation that has arisen worldwide. The only way that we can save ourselves from the virus is by following social distancing norms, staying away from other people and ceasing contact with others.

'Considering the gravity of the situation and to ensure good health of you and your children, we had to shut down schools 15-20 days back."

Concluding the session, Mr Sisodia said, "It is a difficult time for all of us, and it is for us to take it as an opportunity to utilise it to the fullest extent. It gives us the opportunity to sit with our family members and spend quality time with them today. Coronavirus has brought a huge challenge for the entire human race, nations across the world are trying to tackle this menace.'

Mr Kejriwal concluded the session by saying, "It is difficult to control the children. They are always curious to know about everything. In this case, it is important for us to engage with them and answer their questions directly.

'This is a crisis, but it can be changed into an opportunity by sitting and having a meaningful conversation with the family. The circumstances are difficult, and I hope it will transition into something favourable. I want to congratulate the team for organising this programme,' he added.

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