Today, we are living in a fast-changing world which presents before us challenges as well as opportunities. In this situation, it all depends on every individual how one responds to it with the right mindset and with positive approach. I would like to exhort in the words of Benjamin Disraeli,
“Nurture your mind with great thoughts, for you will never go any higher than you think.”
The COVID-19 pandemic has proved to be a global health calamity of the century and a big challenge for mankind. It has severely disrupted the lives of the people across the globe, hindering overall development and growth of the human community. The scenario has changed from moving out for work and resting at house to a corporate mindset of “work from home.” New and emerging technologies have quickly changed the way people think about where and how they work, transforming communication styles, workflow patterns and policies of workplace. We have begun to explore newer ways and innovative methods in teaching learning process. The paradigm shift from classrooms to our rooms being converted to digital rooms is a necessity for the dissemination of knowledge. The Online teaching and e- learning resources are the alternatives that we are envisaging today. Nirmala College, Ranchi has adopted, promoted, and maintained the online study culture for the continuous quality enhancement of the teaching learning process. Our dedicated and committed teachers have not left any stone unturned in reaching out to their students through digital mode during this period of crisis. The entire Nirmala fraternity is active, dynamic, and creative in bringing innovation for carrying out a task. So far, a number of online activities like webinars, National, International Conferences, Workshops, Faculty Enrichment Programme, Skill Development Programme for students and EBSB club activities apart from teaching have been organized successfully which witnessed wholehearted and enthusiastic student participation even during the Covid-19 pandemic and subsequent lockdowns. With the transition to the online teaching learning process and infusing a virtual study culture, the management, faculty members, non-teaching staff and the students of Nirmala College are moving ahead with technological innovations and advancements keeping in alignment with the motto of the institution ‘One Heart One Mind.’
It is worth noting that the past days have witnessed death, distress, fear, anxiety, and uncertainty. The entire human community is stressed and compromised. But we also have realized that it has brought out the best in us. We have learnt the art of caring and sharing and to live with minimum resources. The Pandemic COVID-19 has led to a severe human health crisis that calls for solidarity. We need to counteract the problem at global scale and henceforth we need to devise better ways and techniques to create a road map for fighting the Pandemic, keeping in mind that every cloud has a silver lining. Someone has rightly said:
"There is no storm that God won’t carry you through.
No bridge that God won’t help you cross.
And no battle that God won’t help you win.
No heartache that God won’t help you let go of.
He is so much bigger than anything you will face today.
Leave everything in His hands and embrace this day confidently knowing that He will take care of you."
May God bless us all!