Delhi school reopening in pictures: How schools welcomed students after months

School reopening: Schools in Delhi reopened today for the first time after a prolonged closure. Take a look at the first day of school.

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Vagisha Kaushik | Sep 1, 2021 - 4:13 p.m. IST
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NEW DELHI: With a dip in the number of COVID-19 cases, the Delhi government allowed school reopening for Classes 9 to 12 with safety measures. Parents greeted the decision to reopen schools with mixed reactions. While some educational institutions postponed resuming offline classes, several schools saw students glad to be back in class even as heavy rain lashed several parts of Delhi.

Delhi deputy chief minister Mainsh Sisodia in a tweet shared school reopening pictures and said: “Schools are opening today after 17 months, children will again sit in their classrooms to study, have fun with friends. And yes, despite the rain children have reached the school, obviously, children were also eagerly waiting for their school to open.”

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“Rains, smiles, mindfulness and padai! Of course with lots of gupshup. Schools reopen following covid norms to keep ourselves safe. Glimpses of SKV No2, Punjabi Bagh. #DelhiGovtSchools,” a teacher said on Twitter.

‘Happy to come to school’

Another Twitter user said, “Ten questions only one answer 'Sir I am very happy to come to school #Delhischools #schoolreopen #DelhiRains.”

Delhi students on first day of school

“When Delhi seemed to be beating Corona, when the doors of schools opened for the children, something resonated in the courtyard of RSKV West Vinod Nagar, even heavy rain did not become a hindrance..I pray to God corona doesn’t cast an evil eye on these children again…” another Twitter user said.

Schools in Delhi remained shut due to the pandemic situation since last year. Classes have been conducted in online mode. As per the guidelines released by the government on school reopening, no student will be forced to attend physical classes and schools will have to continue with a blended mode of learning- online and offline classes.

The government had also asked school officials to ensure vaccination of teaching and non-teaching staff. It further asked schools to ensure sanitisation of the premises.

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Recently, the secretary of school education and literacy held a meeting with the states and the union territories and discussed the issue of vaccination of school staff. The secretary asked the health and education officials of the states and UTs to ensure that the teaching and non-teaching staff are vaccinated with the first dose by the month of September.

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