Primary schools open their doors for students after long gap in Mangaluru, Udupi

Pics: Spoorthi Ullal/Harshini Brahmavar

Daijiworld Media Network - Mangaluru (SP)

Mangaluru, Oct 25: After an unduly long period of forced hibernation, students of standards 1 to 5 have returned to their schools on Monday October 25. As the covid19 positivity rate in the district is quite low, the classes are being opened to an enthusiastic response.

The officials have observed that when the high schools and higher primary schools were opened, the response of the students was lukewarm initially. In the light of this experience, the officials have told the schools to help the students to get adjusted to the school environment for a week initially instead of taking classes right away.



The students will be put through thermal screening and made to sit in classes by maintaining a distance of one metre between them. School will be disinfected by spraying sodium hypochlorite solution every day and such other Covid complaint measures are to be undertaken additionally by the school staff. Consent letters from the parents are a must. Therefore, students cannot be forced to attend classes. If the parents insist on online education, the same has to be met.

In Dakshina Kannada, 1,57,562 students studying in standards 1 to 5 will be attending school. For hem, classes will be held on alternative days for three days a week. From November 2, classes will be held regularly. Deputy director of public instruction of the district, Malleswamy, said that all the preparations have been made and the parents are expected to send their children to schools. He however said that those who want to get online education will get it.

In Udupi district, 220 government schools, six aided, 15 unaided and eight other schools are being opened for the students today. It is mandatory for the teachers to get vaccinated against covid19 and wearing of masks is mandatory for the teachers and students alike. Reportedly, attendance in schools in general is said to be good.

In preparation for the schools reopening, meetings of parents with the participation of district level officials including block education officers were held and opinions of the parents were gathered. The parents have expressed willingness to send their children to schools. Deputy director of public instruction of Udupi district, H S Nagur, said that classes will be opened in all government and private schools in the district and online classes also are being offered.

For the last two and half years, the students are wearing their old uniforms as new ones have not been provided by the government. A few parents have bought clothes on their own and got the uniforms stitched. In the case of English medium schools, books on certain subjects have not yet been supplied, it is learnt.






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  • sameer, kuwait

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Masha Allah. back to school

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  • John, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    [Breking] Vaccinations of teachers or anyone is not mandatory. - October 22, 2021. ..... Central Government filed an affidavit in Bombay High Court. Maharashtra Government's unlawfulness exposed. ...... In a new exposure of Malafides of State Government, made by the central government it is made clear that the Central Government never give any directions or they never meant for mandatory vaccination. However, the state government authorities started pressurizing & harassing teachers and the common man to take vaccines. The affidavit is filed in a Writ Petition No. 1820 of 2021 filed by teaches (Mr. Nelson Fernandes & Anr Vs State of Goa) The relevant Paras of the affidavit dated 08.10.2021 filed by the Under Secretary of Ministry of Health & Family Welfare reads thus; “9. that the directions and guidelines released by Government of India and Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, do not entail compulsory or forcible vaccination against COVID 19 disease implying that COVID-19 vaccination is completely voluntary for all citizens of India. Ministry of Health and Family Welfare, Government of India has not formulated or suggested any policies for discrimination between citizens of India on the basis of their vaccination Status. ...... 10. That, it is duly advised, advertised, and communicated by MoHFW through various print and social media platforms that all citizens should get vaccinated, but this in no way implies that any person can be forced to be vaccinated against her/his wishes. ..... 11. That, as per the existing guidelines, there is no provisions for forcing any citizen to book appointment for Covid Vaccination ..... Ref: ..... Following Awaken Indian Movement site guides more on legal options available regarding to vaccination ....

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  • Dev, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    @John Time to send this to all the schools and colleges and direct the principals not to violate central guidelines by enforcing illegal mandates immediately. Hope better sense prevails. End of Vaccine Tyranny by pharma mafia is nearer.

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  • John, Mangalore

    Tue, Oct 26 2021

    Dear Dev, Information given, links have been shared, Individual parents should take the call and inform their wards' schools or colleges.... Also because it has got following precedent..... Any similarity between 'socialist' ? the 1918 spanish flu and current 2019 elite and communist Corona flu ? Following quote from the referenced vaccine death report.... "ONLY THE VACCINATED DIED DURING THE 1918 SPANISH FLU ONLY VACCINE RECIPIENTS DIED In 1918 a disastrous number of 50 - 100 million people supposedly died of what was called the 'Spanish flu'. An expert eye witness of this event was the medical scientist Eleanor McBean, PhD, N.D. who wrote a book with her first hand experiences of what was truly going on.1, 2 She explains there wasn't really a flu, but mass vaccinations had been imposed on the population, causing flu like symptoms, a host of different ilnesses, and massive deaths." ....... Evidence of millions of deaths and serious adverse events resulting from the experimental COVID-19 injections BY DAVID JOHN SORENSEN and DR. VLADIMIR ZELENKO MD VERSION 1.0 – SEPTEMBER 2021 ....... Please read the full document. Attached links.... ...... Ref:

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    excellent pictures....

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  • k b r, Mangala Uru

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    many kids will find it difficult to keep their mouths closed in the class...

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  • Achhu, Mlore

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    ದೇವರ ಹಣೆ ಈ ಫೋಟೋ ನೋಡುವಾಗ ಮನಸ್ಸೆಲ್ಲ ಖುಷಿಯಿಂದ ನಿಯಂತ್ರಣ ತಪ್ಪಿತು.. ನೆನಪಿಗೆ ಬಂತು ಬಾಲ್ಯದ ಆ ಸುಂದರ ದಿನಗಳು , ಕಾಲಿಕ ವಾಗಿ ಬಂದ ಮಳೆಗೆ ಸತೀಶ, ಅಶ್ರಫ್ ಹಾಗೂ ರೋಷನ್ ಡಿ ಸೋಜಾ ಒಂದೇ ಕೊಡೆ ಗೆ ಶಿರ ಒಡ್ದಿ ನಿಂತ ಕ್ಷಣ, ಪೆದಂಬು ಮಾಡಿದಾಗ ಎಂಚಿನ ಸಾವುಯಾ ಎಂಬ ಮಂಗಳೂರಿನ ಡಯಲಾಗ್ ಪರಸ್ಪರ ಹಂಚಿ ನಗಾಡಿದ ಕ್ಷಣ, ಮರೆಯಲಾರೆ ಎಂದಿಗೂ

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  • Mohammed, India

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Why?? Now govt want to kill children also??

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  • Suresh kumar, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    My question is masks. Health department notification says masks can't be made compulsory for kids aged 6-11 and depends on their ability of a child to use a mask safely and appropriately under direct supervision of parents/guardian. But department of public instruction circular on school reopening says masks compulsory. Suppose while drinking waters, they get it wet or naughty kids get their mask dirty, then what? If they wear the same for whole day. Do you really believes teachers to take extra care of each and every child. Because of wetness, comes fungus etc..... God save us because protesting anything will make us anti national

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  • Elwyn Goveas, Mangalore

    Mon, Oct 25 2021

    Childhood days are the best in anyone's life.See the children very happy to be back looking at the above pictures..Cant clear doubts in online classes there are network issues .You can talk to the teachers face to face.Enjoy school children, your green light is on.

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