Teaching Force of Chattisgarh
The Indo-Tibetan Border Police (ITBP) has set up a 'smart'
school in Kondagaon district 210 km from capital of Raipur in Chattisgarh to
help children whose studies were disrupted due to naxal violence. About 50
children are taught by police personnel with the help of YouTube videos and
online education portals. As the mobile signals are weak, the jawans put their
mobiles at a height through bamboo poles and the network is connected through Wi-Fi
hotspot facility to the laptop. A projector is used to screen the video content
and classes are held in the evening. It is conducted by trained graduates from
the police force. The children are also shown animation movies and basic
learning videos during these sessions. The troops posted in the region are part
of the anti-Maoist operations grid. They are also learning the local Halbi
dialect from the students. The ITBP was
raised in 1962 in the aftermath of the Chinese aggression and its primary task
is to guard the Line of Actual Control (LAC) with China.