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Devbrat Patnaik

Malkangiri/Balasore: Taking a unique initiative towards bringing a qualitative change in the classroom teaching, Malkangiri Collector Manish Agarwal took a break from his regular schedule and stepped into the role of a teacher during his surprise visit to a school in the cut-off areas of the district on Thursday.

In order to gauge the standard of education in the schools, the Collector reportedly decided to pay a visit to the educational institutions and Anganwadi Kendras in the Maoist-prone areas.

The students of Salim Gaon Upper Primary School had no idea that they had a pleasant surprise in store for them. Agarwal, after having a discussion with the students, imparted Mathematics lessons to them for some time. No doubt, the teachers are taking the classes but the basic idea behind this initiative, according to him, was that the officials can also supplement in building career of the students.

Later, the Collector visited all schools and Anganwadi Kendras to inspect the quality of food provided to the kids under the Mid-day meal (MDM). He further held a discussion with the teachers about other issues concerning the schools so that necessary steps could be taken for improving the education system.

A few days ago, Nilagiri MLA Sukant Nayak had exemplified his Mathematics skills during a surprise visit to Tenda Ashram School in Balasore. In a video that has gone viral, the MLA was seen sharing methods to solve a problem related to right-angled triangle.

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