Sisodia welcomes students of class IX, XI on first day in schools

First day in schools for the students of 9th and 11th class, Deputy CM Manish Sisodia personally welcomes the students

Deputy Chief Minister and Education Minister Manish Sisodia visited Government Girls Senior Secondary School, Gandhi Nagar today to review the ongoing preparations of the students for their examinations. He instructed the school authorities to take all necessary COVID-19 precautions and to maintain social distancing norms in the school premises. Gradual opening of schools is a sign of return to normalcy, he added.

Deputy CM said: “We cannot wait for ‘Zero COVID Case Day’ as it is necessary for us to adapt to our new lives in this pandemic. Students of classes 10th and 12th were able to strictly follow COVID-19 instructions given to them due to which we are confident to re-open classes 9th and 11th as well. We are starting on a positive note that all our students will follow COVID-19 precautions and start to get back to their normal life.”

He added, “Parents had an optimistic reaction to the re-opening of classes 10th and 12th. We listened to their request and decided to re-open classes 9th and 11th as well. Our lives have slowly begun to get back on track. With re-opening of the schools, we are hopeful that we will be able to face all the uncertain challenges ahead of us.”

“The aim of Delhi Government is to prepare our students to face adversities in life. We want them to be ready to overcome all obstacles in their lives. Today, the lost glory of our schools has returned. I am so happy and excited to see our students perform their lab practicals and meet their friends and teachers maintaining all COVID-19 protocols”, he said.

Sisodia interacted with students during his school visit. They told him that their parents are happy that schools have finally reopened after a long gap. He also spoke to students about their examinations who requested him for an offline mode of examination so that they can prepare well for their next class.

“The Kejriwal Government has broken the old traditions and established world class schools in Delhi. But the Central Government stealthily approved a bill which aims to give more power to the LG which will directly hamper working of the elected government in Delhi and curtail the ongoing development of Delhi,” he said.