On Sunday, the Union Minister of State for External Affairs, V. Muraleedharan, launched Internet radio “Satyavani” for children in the district of Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. The Union Minister informed that, as physical contact has become impossible during the COVID-19 epidemic, this internet radio will therefore be a source of entertainment for young people. Minister Muraleedharan said: âI am sure that in this pandemic era where physical contact becomes very difficult, children have found a way to connect, exchange ideas and also find a way to have fun. “ANI reported.
The Union Minister went on to say that the children of Kerala connect with their peers through the Malayalam language. He confidently declared that with the help of âSatyavaniâ they will be able to communicate with young people all over the country and around the world, regardless of the language. Union Minister Muraleedharan added that children’s internet radio exceeded 50 episodes during the pandemic and is now presenting a website for the same purpose.
Reopening of schools in Kerala with fully vaccinated staff
Meanwhile, amid the upsurge in COVID cases in the state, the government of Kerala has plans to reopen schools after a months-long suspension caused by the coronavirus pandemic. Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan will issue full instructions on starting physical classes on November 1 before October 5 on Tuesday.
Kerala Education Minister V Sivankutty said specific instructions for resuming classes will be released over the next week as the state government now strives to protect students as the virus continues to spread throughout the state. He added that the cautious measures were determined by government officials during a series of talks. He further stated that discussions with all stakeholders on the decision to resume physical education programs had taken place. Sivankutty informed reporters that issues such as teacher training and the atmosphere to conduct classes in accordance with COVID standards have been examined. Amid fears of the third wave of COVID, which is expected to affect young people, extensive preparations are underway.
The minister stressed that all schools and staff members would be urged to strictly follow the rules. The problem of the lack of infrastructural facilities in some schools was also raised during the meeting. The education minister further said that the government is now preparing to welcome children from these schools to other nearby schools in the specified days after the schools reopen.