IN Kashmir valley, recently on 6th of February 2021, 4G internet was restored and that scenario was similar to that of the glacier which flows in the form of water to refresh the dank and dry rivers.
Tracing back to 18 months ago, when the abrogation of article 370 and 35A got the show on the road, the network also met a halt. For about 14 months, we we’re working on a slow speed 2G network and during these circumstances, teachers used whole bags of tricks to teach students via online classes, but it was not more than chasing their tail.
Now, at the eleventh hour, we have got 4G network: a thing not less than a golden handshake. But, now we have to use this gift judiciously and cautiously. We must fast track the new ways to achieve what we have lost. Students must explore all avenues to achieve their lost knowledge and time.
But, while 4G works like a charm, it’s also a curse as its demerits are in bundles. Some of its disadvantages are:
- Students waste their time surfing the dead wood sites.
- Mobile causes distraction from studies and other work.
- A phone also creates isolation in people.
- The most dangerous disadvantage of a phone is cyberbullying.
So, let’s get the best out of 4G and let’s get ducks in a row and let’s sail through success in achieving our lost time, skill and knowledge. Because, if we will not use this “double-edged sword” cautiously, we have to either shape up or ship out.
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