Mumbai: Maharashtra Deputy Chief Minister Ajit Pawar on Friday said that the conditions to start schools now are unfavorable and a decision in this regard will be taken after Diwali
“Some states tried to start a school, but later faced the consequences. Learning lessons from those schools, we have decided that we will not start school in Maharashtra until Diwali. After Diwali, we will review COVID19 and then a decision will be taken to start the schools,” Hindustan Times quoted Pawar saying.
Pawar added, “We need to take the economy forward with COVID, and there are no favorable conditions yet to start schools. Navratri and Diwali festivals are coming up, earlier we celebrated Ganpati and other festivals in a very simple manner and my appeal to citizens would be to celebrate forthcoming festivals in a simple way. The recovery rate in Pune has come to nearby 90 and until we make Pune Covid free, we won’t stop.”
He was talking at the inaugural program of “Punyacha Nirdhar, Corona Haddapar’ under the ‘My Family My responsibility’ campaign started by the state government. The program was organized on Friday at the PMPML head office near Swargate.