NASHIK: As per the decision of the Tribal Development Department dated 14th December 2021, under the ‘Let’s go to school, children’ (Chala Mulanno Shalet Chala) campaign, the government has decided to start classes from 1st to 4th standard in all the Ashram schools in the Covid-free zones of the state from today, 15th December 2021 at full capacity by following Covid appropriate behaviour and restrictive rules.
The decision has been taken under the guidance of Tribal Development Minister Adv K. C. Padvi, informed by Hiralal Sonawane, Commissioner, Tribal Development Commissionerate, yesterday. Accordingly, the campaign will be implemented in all the ashram schools for the children encouraging them to come to school. As the ashram school is a resident, the students stay in the school.
This will make it mandatory for all ashrams and hostels to get parental consent before sending their ward to school or hostel. In the village where no Covid patient has been found in the last one month at the time of opening of school, in case of any school, all the teachers and non-teaching staff should have completed at least the first dose of vaccination and advised to take the second dose immediately.
Ashram schools will have to maintain proper dining, accommodation, and proper physical distancing on the background of the pandemic. For this, guidelines for the safety of students have also been issued before and after the opening of hostels. All the teaching and non-teaching staff should clean and disinfect the entire ashram school and the dormitory premises before starting the school.
In order to avoid crowds, various committees should be formed to decide their work. Tribal Commissioner Sonawane also said that it is mandatory for students to have proper classroom arrangements and accommodation arrangements, signs for keeping physical distancing, putting up signs in the ashram school and classroom, and wearing N-95 masks.