Private and government primary schools across Uttar Pradesh greeted students of Classes 1 to 5 with balloons and flowers as they reopened on Monday, nearly a year after they were closed due to the outbreak of the ongoing COVID 19 pandemic.
Desks and benches have been sanitised. Students have been asked to wear masks and wash their hands. We are ready to follow the state government s guidelines, said Brijanand Prasad Yadav, Principal of the school.
The Rawat Pathshala in Gorakhpur welcomed students with arti and tika.
Some students, however, were seen without face masks. Responding to this, Mr Yadav said that face masks had also been made a part of the school uniform and parents of the defaulters will be asked not to send their children without masks.
Sangeeta Singh, a teacher at the school said, We are so happy to have the students back in school. We are being careful to follow all protocols and doing our best to make up for the lost time through the 100 day model.