Shivam Jadoun|Oct 15, 2021
Schools in Maharashtra reopen from today; Varsha Gaikwad wishes students on school reopening
Schools in Maharashtra have been reopened today for Classes 5 to 12 in rural areas and for Classes 8 to 12 in urban areas.
NEW DELHI: Schools across Maharashtra have reopened today (October 4) after months of closure due to the COVID-19 pandemic in the state. In rural areas, the physical classes have resumed for 5 to 12 while in urban areas schools reopened for Classes 8 to 12.
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As per the instructions, schools have to arrange proper sanitation and basic facilities for the students who are attending physical classes. The Maharashtra government had already issued guidelines to the education officials to monitor the safe resumption of physical classes across the state.
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Following SOPs for safe resumption of schools is essential. Personally checked the arrangements made at the @mybmc primary school in Colaba for #BackToSchool and distributed masks. Our department is conducting similar visits across the state. pic.twitter.com/NvTGHehAYJ— Prof. Varsha Eknath Gaikwad (@VarshaEGaikwad) October 4, 2021
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.
Visited DS School Sion this morning to experience #BackToSchool along with these wonderful students. The school education department is continuously monitoring the safe resumption of physical classes across the state. #शाळेचापहिलादिवस pic.twitter.com/8SynCVCxqj— Prof. Varsha Eknath Gaikwad (@VarshaEGaikwad) October 4, 2021
Varsha Gaikwad also urged students to share their experiences on the first day of school. She took to Twitter and said, “The first day is a day to be remembered, especially when it comes after a long wait. We want to share in your experiences of #Best1stDay. So send us your #BacktoSchool photos, videos, songs, poems on @thxteacher,”.
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.
“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.
राज्यभरातील शाळा आजपासून पुन्हा एकदा सुरु होत आहेत. यानिमित्ताने विद्यार्थी आणि पालकांना मनापासून शुभेच्छा! आजचा शाळेतील पहिला दिवस आपण सुरक्षित आणि आनंदीत वातावरणात घालवाल, असा मला ठाम विश्वास आहे.#शाळेचापहिलादिवस #चलामुलांनोचला #BackToSchool— Prof. Varsha Eknath Gaikwad (@VarshaEGaikwad) October 4, 2021
On Saturday, Gaikwad held a meeting with the state education department and instructed the education officers of the state to personally visit schools and monitor the school reopenings.
With schools reopening Monday onwards,held a meeting with senior education department officials, education officers across the state to assess preparedness. Officials gave some welcome suggestions during the meeting. These will surely help. @msbshse@CMOMaharashtra @MahaDGIPR pic.twitter.com/PPngHJWJbF— Prof. Varsha Eknath Gaikwad (@VarshaEGaikwad) October 2, 2021
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