RANCHI: Chief Minister, Hemant Soren chaired a key meeting on Thursday late evening, with officials of disaster management and took a decision to allow students of class VIII to attend the class from 1st March 2021.
Earlier in December, the government had also allowed for classes 10 and 12 due to board exam, as the schools were all shut for almost a year.
According to a circular issued by the state public relation department of the Chief Minister’s office, schools can restart classes for eighth, ninth and eleventh grades from March 1. Beside this, the colleges, coaching institutions, cinema halls, multiplexes, swimming pools, parks, sports events and training institutions can also recommence from March with certain restrictions.
The existing guidelines of ensuring hand sanitization before entering into the school premises, written declaration by students to abide by Covid-19 protocols and maintaining social distance at classes which is being done for class 10 and 12 will continue to be adhered for other classes.
The release also talks about the reopening of higher education institutions, colleges, polytechnic under the prescribed guideline from the University Grant Commission (UGC).
Jharkhand Cine Exhibitor Association (JCEA) also has welcomed the decision of the government. JCEA secretary Prashant Singh said, “Almost all the states in the country had allowed cinema halls to open with 50 per cent capacity in October and November last year but it was pending in our state only, now we are happy that government has heard us and give a new start.