Maharashtra schools reopen today; Thane collector, mayor go down memory lane

Maharashtra reopened schools for Classes 5 and above today. Education minister Varsha Gaikwad visited the schools and wished the students.

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Press Trust of India | Oct 4, 2021 - 3:41 p.m. IST
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THANE: On the first day of school for Class V and above reopening in Thane after a coronavirus-induced break, district collector Rajesh Narvekar and city mayor Naresh Mhaske visited the Saraswati Second School where the two studied several years ago with both claiming that the trip had made them emotional.

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In rural areas of Thane and Palghar districts, school for Class V and above has reopened, while it is Class VIII and above for those in urban centres, an official said on Monday. "Ringing the bell after the first period brought back memories of childhood when I wanted to do it but could not. The bell of a school is no less important than the ones in temples," Mhaske said.

Narvekar, who is also from the same school, said he was emotional while visiting his alma mater after a gap of 38 years. The IAS official took Marathi lessons for Class X during the day and the topic, titled 'Karte Sudharak Karve', was importance of education for women.

Maharashtra School Education Minister, Varsha Gaikwad on Monday visited several schools to monitor the back to school situation. The Minister also interacted with the students and informed school management committees to keep a close watch on the classes which are being held in schools across the state with physical distance.

Varsha Gaikwad also posted several videos on Twitter while interacting with students. She also wished the students and parents on the first day of school reopening.

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“Schools across the state are starting once again from today. Best wishes to the students and parents on this occasion! I firmly believe that you will spend your first day of school in a safe and happy environment,” she said in a tweet.

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