Decision on reopening schools for junior classes expected in DDMA's Wednesday meeting

DDMA's upcoming meeting to decide on reopening of schools for junior classes. Private Schools have demanded for classes 6 to 8 students to be allowed in schools physically.

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Press Trust of India | Sep 28, 2021 - 10:30 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: The Delhi government is expected to take a call on permitting Ramlilas during the Dussehra festival and reopening of schools for junior classes in a meeting of the DDMA scheduled on Wednesday, official sources said.

Office bearers of some prominent Ramlila organising committees in the city met Lt Governor Anil Baijal on Tuesday and urged him to lift the curb imposed because of the COVID-19 pandemic. The Delhi Disaster Management Authority (DDMA) in its previous order had banned all kinds of religious, political, cultural and social gathering because of the pandemic.

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The issues of allowing Ramlila and reopening schools for junior classes is likely to be discussed in the meeting of the DDMA for a final call, official sources said. Arjun Kumar, the secretary of Luv Kush Ram Leela Committee, said, "A delegation met the LG seeking approval for holding Ramlila. We are hopeful that the permission will be granted by the DDMA."

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All schools for classes 9 to 12 reopened in Delhi from September 1 following the improvement in Covid situation in the city. Many private schools have demanded the Delhi government to allow students from classes 6 to 8 physically attend school claiming the Covid situation has improved significantly in the city. A DDMA-constituted panel has recommended phase-wise reopening of schools in the national capital. It had recommended reopening schools for classes 9 to 12 from September 1 and for classes six to eight from September 8. The DDMA order issued earlier this month, listing various prohibited and allowed activities under phased reopening from Covid-caused lockdown, will expire on September 30 midnight.

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