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A headmaster and teachers of SMA 3 state high school in Borong, East Nusa Tenggara, traveled as far as 30 kilometers on their motorcycles to deliver high school graduation letters for seniors amid campus closures because of COVID-19.”We visited students’ houses at every corner in East Manggarai to announce their graduation amid the pandemic,” Konstantinus Everson Rada, headmaster of SMA 3 Borong, told The Jakarta Post on Thursday. Konstantinus explained that teachers also distributed face masks to students and their families as part of efforts to prevent the further transmission of COVID-19. He said the school decided to deliver the letters to each student in order to prevent a mass gathering and to strengthen the relationship between parents and teachers.Read also: Volunteers travel 80 km to give COVID-19 aid to shackled mental health patients in NTTMoreover, it ensures that students who do not have access to the internet or computers receive the graduation announcement letters.”Forty-six students graduated from our high school this year,” Konstantinus added. Fransiska Sindilia Jun and Damian Deveuster were among the seniors who graduated from SMA 3 this year.”We want to thank SMA 3 Borong for educating us and guiding us these past few years,” Darvis said. Separately, the principal of SMA 6 state high school in Komba city, Frumensius Hemat, said his school also delivered the graduation letters directly to students’ houses. “Our teachers rode their motorcycles 10 to 15 km to deliver the letters to students,” Frumensius said, adding that 79 final-year students graduated from SMA 6 this year. (dpk) Topics :
For all the Latest Sports News News, Cricket News News, Download News Nation Android and iOS Mobile Apps. New Delhi: Praveen Kumar, who played a key role in India’s victory over Australia in the 2008 CB tri-series in 2008, recently announced his retirement from all forms of cricket at the age of 32.Speaking to the Indian Express, the pace bowler from Meerut said, “My time is over and I have accepted it. I’m happy and thankful to god for giving me this chance.”Following the announcement, tributes for Kumar flowed in from team-mates and commentators. Rohit Sharma hailed his contributions along with Aakash Chopra, Manoj Tiwary and Sreevats Goswami. However, there was not even a mention of Kumar’s retirement on the official website of the Board of Control for Cricket in India (BCCI).Also Read | ‘Extremely dangerous’ Hurricane Willa speeding towards Mexico coastA scan through the news section of the BCCI finds no mention or tribute to Kumar on their website. At the time of publishing the article, there was still no news of Praveen Kumar’s retirement.Sensation Down UnderPraveen Kumar started his India career in grand style by taking 10 wickets in three games in the CB tri-series in Australia. His haul of 4/46 in the second final in Brisbane helped India win a triangular series in Australia for the first time. In 68 games, Kumar picked up 77 wickets.In Tests, Kumar will be remembered for his haul of 5/106 against England in Lord’s 2011 that put him on the honour’s board.Read More | Is soy good or bad for you?Heartbreak and controversyPraveen Kumar missed the victorious 2011 World Cup campaign due to an elbow injury. It only got worse as he was forced to spend time on the sidelines due to dengue. Slowly, Kumar drifted out of contention and he was never picked in the Indian team.In 2013, during a corporate match in Uttar Pradesh, Kumar’s aggressive behaviour resulted in the match referee terming his mental condition ‘’unstable’’.