A sixth standard student in Hosur industrial town got a pleasant surprise when Tamil Nadu Chief Minister M K Stalin called her up over the phone to assure her that schools across the State will re-open on November 1.
The CM’s surprise telephone call comes after he received a letter from the student, who sought to know the details about the school reopening. It was Prajna, daughter of Ravirajan and Udhayakumar of Titan Township in Hosur who wrote the letter to the CM.
On Friday, the Chief Minister took time off his tight schedule and called her up. It was then that he gave her the assurance about of reopening the school.
During the brief chat, Mr Stalin also said, “Don’t worry. Follow your teacher’s instructions on maintaining Covid-19 safety protocols. Wear mask, maintain social distance and study well”.
In general, the parents and students are in happy mood that the Chief Minister is paying personal attention towards the letter written even by a small school student. This kind of positive approach by the Chief Minister will enthuse the students and increases their self confidence levels, said a cross section of parents.
Regular classes for standard IX to XII resumed a month ago after being closed for nearly a year-and-a-half because of the Covid-19 pandemic but online classes were held while classes below standard IX were not taken considering the Covid pandemic situation which has since eased.