Spirit of Maths teacher in corona war

The coronavirus pandemic has gripped the whole world in its claws. In such a crucial time, along with the governments, several people and Non Governmental Organisations (NGOs) have been coming together to fight the virus in their own possible ways.

One such corona warrior is 85-years-old Maths teacher Saroja Sundararajan who has been contributing towards the Covid-19 funds by selling fun math activity sheets. It is a great example of a popular saying,’ where there is a will there is a way’.

Her passion for Maths helped her in exploring an innovative way to help those in need. As a teacher, she knows that students can better learn Maths concepts through fun techniques and interactive sessions. She has made learning of Maths for the students as easy and interesting as possible.

She integrates the subject with Art to enhance its beauty. She has started a website called Math Funds India. She used to introduce practical activities in classroom. The Department of Education of Delhi got so much impressed with her skills that they often sent their officers to attend her innovative classes.

She is the first Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) teacher to be awarded the Best Teacher’s National Award by President Zail Singh in 1986. She believes that every teacher should enter into the class with an interesting little idea of a story, a puzzle, a riddle or even an activity. This will definitely grab the children’s attention and they will start loving the subject.