KERALA: Kerala Piravi or the Kerala Day is referred to as the birth of the state Kerala of Southern India. Kerala was formed as a state on 1 November 1956, long after the independence of India. Every year on 1 November states including Kerala, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh, Haryana and Punjab celebrate their formation day.
After being closed for nearly 19 months due to Covid-19, Schools in Kerala are reopened, starting with classes 1 to 7, 10 and 12 following the Covid guidelines. Soaps, Sanitizers and thermal scanners to check the temperature were arranged in each school.
It is great news for the students, teachers and the parents, who were happy to send their children to the schools. The long breaks of Covid-19 had great impacts on the life of children just as it has on each of us.
According to Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan, with 95% of the population above 18 years of age being vaccinated at least the first dose and a reduction in Covid cases, the state is able to lose restrictions.
Many schools have welcomed the children with gifts such as books, pens and other stationery products. School authorities also provided midday-meals for the children.
Apart from schools to be reopened in most parts of Kerala, places such as Alleppey, where few schools remained closed, this was majorly due to recent floods where water has blocked in areas surrounding the schools.
After a year of being in their homes attending the online classes children were happy to be back at their schools. Students and teachers across the state, took extra care on following the Covid-19 protocols.