Madhota village in Chhattisgarh's Bastar district has adopted a unique way of continuing childrens education during the COVID-19 pandemic. The village panchayat has used its funds to install loudspeakers so that those who are not attending the classes being run in the community hall 'hear' the classes and continue the learning at home.
Village school teachers and other volunteers are running the primary school in Madhota. Many children can be seen outdoors, while being physically distant, to attend classes near a loudspeaker in the village.
Lack of smartphones is one of the major factors why primary students in India are not able to take regular online classes and are forgetting the habit of going to school, take classes and make education a part of their lives.