Updated: May 3, 2022 9:57:19 am
As people across the country struggle under rising temperatures, a teacher in Bihar has taken up an engaging way to educate his students about the precautions to be taken during the heatwave.
In a video, that is now going viral on social media, the unidentified teacher can be heard reciting an educational poem with the word “loo” or the dry, dusty summer wind written boldly in Hindi on a blackboard.
The teacher, who is seen wearing a string of two water bottles across his neck, animatedly says, “Jab dhoop rahe khoob tej, toh bahar na jana. Khud ko rakhna ghar mai sahej, ki bahar na jana”. The line roughly translates as “When the sun is beating harshly outside, one should stay inside. One should preserve their energy by staying in their homes”.
‘लू’ से बचने का उपाय बताते गुरु जी pic.twitter.com/aQXuK5ds7m
— Utkarsh Singh (@UtkarshSingh_) April 30, 2022
He further talks about the worrying state of the weather and says, “Garm hawaein bhi chalne lagi hain, lagta hai dharti bhi jalne lagi hai (Hot winds have started blowing, it feels like the earth is also burning)”.
Advising his students to stay well-fed and hydrated by consuming water-rich fruits, he says, “Bhookhe kabhi na tum school aao, kakri-kharbooje ka bhog lagao (Never come to school on an empty stomach, eat fruits like cucumber and muskmelon).”
Throughout the teacher’s performance, the students watch him with rapt attention and burst into applause periodically.
The video was shared on Twitter by Utkarsh Singh on Saturday. So far, the video has gathered over 99,000 views and thousands of likes.
That’s a great way to make kids understand and stay safe from heatwaves🙏🙏🙏
— Ravi Shankar (@ravi_21augg) May 1, 2022
Dil se padha rahe hain positive effort
Kabhi Baidhnaath sir mile to meri taraf se unhe salam kahna
— Naveed shaikh (@Naveedsa) May 1, 2022
लू से बचने के लिए बच्चों को क्या करना चाहिए, क्या नहीं। अध्यापक का सराहनीय तरीका ।
ये वीडियो अपने बच्चों को दिखाना और समझाना चाहिए।
तापमान बढ़ता जा रहा है, बच्चों का विशेष ध्यान रखना चाहिए।
— Mukesh Pandey (@MukeshPandeySG) May 1, 2022
— Lokesh Vyas (@iamlvyas) April 30, 2022
Bisleri must pay him for endorsement of bottled water
— sunil (@Sunil2Maurya) May 1, 2022
बहुत बढ़िया। he deserves an extra increment. 👌🙏🏻
— Middle Class (@cattleclassindi) May 1, 2022
Wao !! I missed those schools and teachers. Salute you sir.
— Pardeep Rajput (@pardeepksisodia) May 1, 2022
When u try to become a singer but ur parents force u to be a teacher*lol
— Sahil Akhtar (@sahilakhtar_07) May 1, 2022
In the last week of April, several places in the country logged all-time high temperatures for the month as the day temperatures rose to 46-47 degrees Celsius under the impact of the heatwave.
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Northwest and Central India experienced the hottest April in 122 years with the average maximum temperature touching 35.9 degrees Celsius and 37.78 degrees Celsius respectively due to scanty rains amid feeble western disturbances, said the India Meteorological Department (IMD).
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