Shillong, June 1: The Ramakrishna Mission, which has undertaken extensive relief work throughout Meghalaya in the wake of COVID-19, is preparing to reach out to the youth in these times of pandemic.
“The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic has left us all to fight a unique and common enemy, and in this fight some unique responses are emerging out to mitigate the challenges. Ramakrishna Mission always catered to the physical and intellectual needs of the people,” a monk said.
“In order to revive effective teaching and training in these difficult times, computer training and language courses are being restarted from June 8, 2020, with a hybrid model of learning, a blend of online and offline methods. The same model will also be used for classes and courses for Yoga, values education, personality development, drawing, painting and photography,” the monk at the Ramakrishna Vivekananda Centre here said.
“In order to support individuals mentally during these difficult times, the Centre now resolves to facilitate counseling in career and other personal matters through an online platform by renowned counselors ensuring privacy,” he added.
Asked about the initiative, Swami Sarvabhutananda, the Secretary of Ramakrishna Mission, Shillong, said, “Many students are having a difficult time in this pandemic, both physically and mentally. The urgent need is to create a platform where they can personally interact with professionals and receive proper guidance.”
The courses and activities will start from June 8, 2020 and can be accessed at learn.rkmshillong.org.
At the same time, the Ramakrishna Mission is also preparing to start a Telemedicine Centre at its charitable dispensary in the Laitumkhrah locality of the city.