No Boarding Schools to reopen till COVID-19 is over or a vaccine is found

No Boarding Schools to reopen till COVID-19 is over or a vaccine is found

1 June 2020
Petition to
Ministry of Human Resource Development (Government of India) and 3 others
Signatures: 350Next Goal: 500
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Why this petition matters

Started by Gia Arora

With schools reopening in July, many boarding schools are planning to open their doors once again to students which may prove very fatal for all the students as well as the staff. 

Most boarding schools have students from all over the country, reopening of the school will mean air travel for most students which may increase their risk of being infected by the virus while some students may be coming from red zone areas which will put the other students in danger and will also lead to an increase of inter state movement.

In a boarding school, students share a common space which includes rooms, baths, classrooms, dining area, recreational space and many more. If one student brings in the virus, the whole school has the probability of being infected, risking the lives of the students, the teachers as well as the support staff.

There is no doubt that education is very important, but one cannot compromise their health or their life for it. 

The schools should continue with the online classes with also keeping the students living in underdeveloped areas with poor connectivity issues in their mind as all areas in the country are not equally developed.

At a time like this, health should be of utmost concern. Lets fight for the health of the children with lives at stake. 

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Signatures: 350Next Goal: 500
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Decision Makers

  • Narendra ModiPrime Minister of India
  • Ministry of Human Resource DevelopmentGovernment of India
  • Ramesh PokhriyalMinister of Human Resource Development
  • Smriti Zubin IraniMinister of Women and Child Dev