Jul 13, 2021, 07:00AM ISTSource: TOI.in

Zila Parishad school students are getting reconnected with education and nature thanks to a novel initiative called ‘Schools under a tree’. Students attend classes under a banyan tree in Ranjana village a peaceful village forty kilometres away from Pune. After spending the lockdown glued to their mobile devices or computers, students are happy to be back outside attending physical classes. As these community classes grow in popularity, a reverse migration trend has reportedly picked up. Many kids from private and English medium schools are now reportedly enrolling for these Zila Parishad schools. The initiative’s popularity shows that children are now willing to stay away from electronic devices and enjoy a playful time outside.