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DC Anantnag convenes meeting, reviews preparedness

ANANTNAG: Deputy Commissioner (DC) Anantnag, Dr Piyush Singla Tuesday chaired a meeting here regarding the arrangements and preparedness for reopening of educational institutions in the district.
At the outset, Dr Singla said that the education system was affected by the global pandemic and after a gap of two years educational institutions can resume normal functioning. However, necessary precautions must be taken on the ground and there should be no laxity in ensuring adherence to COVID Appropriate Behaviour.
All the institutional heads were directed to ensure that social distancing is observed on campus and appropriate rosters are formulated to achieve this. Adequate hand sanitizers and hand wash facilities must be available on all campuses.
Chief Medical Officer, Anantnag was directed to facilitate random screening of students and conduct testing on a regular basis.
The DC said that teams are being constituted at district level to maintain strict vigil in this regard and the heads of the institutions must ensure the directions are implemented on ground in letter and spirit.
SSP Anantnag deliberated on issues related to maintenance of law and order. It was decided that disciplinary committees will be constituted at the institution level. Further, the heads of institutions will maintain a nominal roll of the students enrolled at the institution and make arrangements to ensure that outsiders are not allowed inside the campus. The heads of institutions were also directed to install CCTV cameras in the campuses.
Dr Singla emphasized that attendance and punctuality both for staff and students is essential. He said that the institutions shall frame detailed activity plans including debates, seminars, sports activities and the institutions must be abuzz with activities to channel the energy of students in a fruitful manner.
He said that educational institutions are the formative institutions and play an important role in shaping the personality of the students and the staff should facilitate this through academic and co-curricular activities.
Several Principal’s of GDCs assured the DC that necessary facilities are present on the campus and they are well equipped to start the academic session. They assured that they will fully cooperate and ensure the directions are adhered to.
The meeting was attended by SSP, ADC, CMO, CEO, Principal GDCs, Principal ITIs, Principals Polytechnic College and Principals of Higher Secondary schools among others.

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