Priyanka Gandhi Vadra writes to Education Minister requesting him to cancel CBSE board exams

Congress Leader Priyanka Gandhi Vadra writes a letter to the Education Ministry asking to reconsider the decision to conduct board exams.

Congress leader, on Sunday, penned down a letter to the Union Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal asking him to ponder over the decision of the CBSE to conduct board exams amid the ongoing crisis.

She writes, “It is indeed shocking that despite the massive and uncontrolled rise in Covid-19 cases across the country and over 1 lakh new cases coming to light on a daily basis, the CBSE board has issued a circular stating that it is going ahead with the board exams scheduled in May.”

She further mentions that lakhs of students are in apprehension regarding the gatherings at exam centers and to sit for the exams battling the second wave of the Coronavirus at the same time.

Priyanka also justifies these apprehensions by stating that it is practically impossible for the management to ensure the safety of the students at large and thronged exam centers.

She adds, “Additionally, given the nature and spread of the virus, it is not just the students who will be at risk but also their teachers, invigilators, and family members who are in contact with them.”

Above all, Priyanka Gandhi requests the Education Ministry to get the board exams canceled under the prevailing situation.

Although, the second wave of the virus has taken a gigantic form. India has reported 1, 52, 879 cases in the last 24 hours.

In the national capital, the number of cases turns out to be more than 10,000 in the last 24 hours. In a view to curb this, the Delhi government has come up with a fresh set of restrictions on Sunday.

Several other states like Maharashtra, Punjab, Uttar Pradesh, and Chhattisgarh are struggling with the intractable rates of rising Covid-19 cases.

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