K M Dayashankar
Student leaders demand supply of facemask and sanitisers free of cost
KARIMNAGAR: There is widespread criticism against the state government for extension of Sankranthi holidays for the educational institutions on the pretext of spread of the deadly Covid virus in the Telangana state.
Flaying the state government for adamant decision to close the educational institutions and opening liquor shops, bars and allowing the politicians meetings, the student organisations demanded the government to reopen the educational institutions by following the Covid norms.
In a statement here on Monday, Telangana Bheem Army State Chief Secretary Vasala Srinivas Swaero demanded the government to reopen the schools and colleges as they were already functioning by adhering to the Covid norms. Ridiculing the government for allowing the jataras and political meetings, he said that the government should not distance student community from their precious academics as already they had lost their precious academics due to lockdown since the outbreak of virus.
In another press note, PDSU state president Jupaka Srinivas asked whether the Covid virus was spreading only in educational institutions to be closed when the bars, shopping malls, cinema theatres, and religious places were opened. Is it part of Golden Telangana to close down schools and colleges and distance students from education, he questioned and demanded the government to reopen the educational institutions immediately.
SFI district secretary Shanigarapu Rajnikanth opposed the extension of holidays and demanded the government to reopen the educational institutions by following the Covid norms. He reminded that several foreign countries have not closed the educational institutions in spite of high incidence of positive cases as they were concerned about the education of the student community.
Demanding the government to provide facemasks and sanitisers free of costs to the students in the schools and colleges, he found fault with the government for allowing political meetings violating the covid norms. He threatened to launch agitations demanding the reopening of educational institutions.