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After 9 months, Nagpur schools reopen for classes 9 to 12 today; see guidelines


After Nagpur Municipal Corporation’s (NMC) nod, schools in the city are finally set to reopen today, and commence physical classes for students from Std 9 to 11. 

The decision of reopening schools for students comes after a closure of nine months due to ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. 

Total 29 civic-run schools would reopen today, while 26 of the 593 other schools have preferred to further delay their reopening.

All schools in Vidarbha, except Nagpur district, had resumed physical classes from November 23. Schools in Nagpur rural had reopened on December 14, after district collector Ravindra Thakre granted them permission. 

The order of reopening schools, issued by Municipal Commissioner Radhakrishnan B on November 10, had laid Standard Operating Procedures (SOP) for schools administration. 

Following are the guidelines issued by the Department of School Education and Sports regarding the commencement of schools:

1. Ensure hygiene and sterilization of facilities in the school. The school administration should be vigilant about the availability of essential items.

2. All the teachers and teaching staff of the school are required to submit the RTPCR test for Covid-19 and the certificate issued by the test laboratory will be required to be submitted to the school management committee.

3. Seating arrangements in the classroom as well as in the staffroom should be in accordance with the rules of physical distance.

4. Posters/Stickers with guidelines regarding physical distance, use of masks, etc must be put in the school. School Management must ensure that physical distance of 6 feet for standing in line inside and outside the school is maintained. Arrow marks to determine the different ways of coming and going to maintain physical distance. It will be necessary for the school management to take action in this regard.

5. Students must obtain the written consent of their parents before attending school.

6. Is the school premises cleaned regularly every day to maintain cleanliness and hygienic conditions in and around the school premisesAre toilets frequently sterilized In the case of private schools, In the case of private schools, Education Officer, Z.P. The Department of Secondary Education will have look after the preparations. While for other schools, Education Officer, NMC will be incharge of all.

7. The schools have been instructed to keep thermometers, thermal scanning guns, pulse oximeters, disinfectant soaps, etc. from the available funds.

8. Is the school transport vehicle disinfected at least twice a day (before and after boarding the student vehicle) for safe travel of the students Is there complete preparation and material available for this In the case of private schools, it is the responsibility of the Education Officer, Z.P.

9. Classes should not be taken in closed rooms under any circumstances. Classroom doors and windows should be kept open for ventilation. The school management should take care of this. Classes should not be taken in rooms as there is no ventilation.

10. The school administration should instruct its teachers and teaching staff to be present at the school in order to prepare for the commencement of the school.

11. Nagpur and Education Officer, Municipal Corporation Nagpur should submit details about the preparedness to Commissioner, Municipal Corporation Nagpur before the commencement of the school.

12. Any person violating the orders and guidelines issued by this office from time to time for the prohibition of COVID-19 shall be liable to prosecution under Section 51, 60 of the Disaster Management Act, 2005 and Section 188 of the Indian Penal Code and other legal provisions.

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Nagpur News

Purva Kothari’s jewellery collection sparkles at ‘Intrea’ exhibition in Nagpur

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Radhika Dhawad | Photographer : Nitin Mankar | Nagpur

Amid festivities, jewellery designer Purva Kothari conducted a two-day exhibition of diamond studded jewellery at Jawaharlal Darda Art Gallery in Nagpur on October 1 and 2.

Purva, in the past, has enticed celebrities including Director at Reliance Industries Nita Ambani, Varsha Patel wife of former minister Praful Patel, Founder at Videocon Venugopal Dhoot, Founder Chairman at GMR Group GM Rao and endorsements from Salman Khan, Kareena Kapoor Khan and Saina Nehwal, to name a few.

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September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

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Avani Arya | Nagpur

September 30, 2022 | Nagpur News | नागपुर समाचार | Hindi News Bulletin | Nation Next

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Shashi Tharoor is capable of bringing Congress back in power, says Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh

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Radhika Dhawad | New Delhi
Former MLA and Congress leader Dr Ashish Deshmukh spoke about nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for party president post.

Congress leader Ashish Deshmukh looks on while Congress MP Shashi Tharoor files nomination papers for party chief post

Former MLA and Member of Parliamentary Board, MPCC Dr Ashish Deshmukh speaking about the nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for the post of Congress President on Friday, said, “Dr Shashi Tharoor is a popular Congress MP who has done remarkable work for the nation at the international level. It’s very welcoming thing that the election of Congress President is being done in a democratic manner. This is an important step for decentralisation in the party and the future of Congress is bright. Soniaji and Rahulji Gandhi contributed a lot to strengthen the party.”

Former MLA and Congress leader Dr Ashish Deshmukh spoke about nomination filed by Congress MP Shashi Tharoor for party president post.

Shashi Tharoor

Congress leader Deshmukh added, “This is an important step taken by the Congress elites for the elections in a democratic manner so that the party can take a higher flight. Dr Shashi Tharoor has cordial relations with everyone in the party; he has the ability to give a new direction to the party. I believe that he will be able to handle the responsibility of bringing the Congress to power in the country by taking the party forward with new strength. If he seriously deals with issues like unemployment, industry, agriculture, inflation then Congress will have fruitful days. By doing transparent politics, he will definitely convey the thought of Congress to the people at the grassroots level. If you want a rejuvenated, bigger and dynamic Congress party, Dr. Shashi Tharoor is the right candidate. He has the open support of Congress delegates in 12 states and is getting the support of Congress leaders and activists from all over India. He will be elected for sure.”

Deshmukh informed that Tharoor would be visiting Nagpur on October 1 and 2 to hear out all thoughts of Congress delegates.

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