Can’t hold online classes for children under 6 years of age: Minister Suresh Kumar

Naming the flyover in Bengaluru after Veer Savarkar has been postponed due to lockdown, says Suresh Kumar

Mysuru, May 29:- “I have no information regarding separate meeting of Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MLAs. I don’t think any such meeting has happened,” said Minister for Education S Suresh Kumar.

He was speaking to media persons in the city on Friday.

“Now, we are fighting against novel coronavirus and we are working against time. It is up to the Chief Minister to decide the candidate for Rajya Sabha elections. Council election has not been announced so far,” he said.

“We have discussed with experts regarding online classes. Doctors of National Institute of Mental Health and Neuro Sciences (NIMHANS) in Bengaluru have given a detailed report. They have clarified that online classes can’t be held for children under the age of 6 years. We have not decided anything regarding the restarting of the academic year. We have held a survey regarding this on social media. 90% of the parents are not ready to send their children to schools. We will decide it based on the guidelines of the central government,” he added.

“There is no point in backing off from naming the flyover in Bengaluru after Veer Savarkar. We have not backed out due to protests and opposition. The event has been postponed due to lockdown. People who protested at 10 am got arrested at 11 am and released at 12 noon. They know nothing about Savarkar. Thew Bruhat Bengaluru Mahanagara Palike (BBMP) and the government both are committed to naming the flyover after Savarkar,” he said. (MR/KS)

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