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Different students’ organizations of Sikkim has requested the State Government to rollback its decision to restart educational institutes in the State from June 15.

In a letter jointly signed by representatives of Sikkim University Students Association (SUSA), Students Representative Council of different government colleges, students of Sikkim State University and postgraduate students from Nar Bahadur Bhandari Degree College and private colleges of Sikkim to the education minister has requested to roll back the decision till the situation normalizes.

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Referring to the first positive case of COVID-19 in the State, the letter stated, “We anticipate that this lone incident will further escalate if we promote social gathering of any kind, schools and colleges being prominent among others.”

“We are also worried about other forms of social gathering, which we are hoping will be stopped by the authorities,” it added.

“In the light of aforementioned factors and with intension to ensure zero infection of COVID-19 again, we ardently request your good office to kindly roll back the decision to make any educational institute operational, till the situation normalize,” it also stated.

The letter further expressed that different students’ organizations of Sikkim pledge their support and cooperation to the State Government in fighting with this pandemic.

Sagar Chhetri

Sagar Chhetri is Northeast Now Correspondent in Gangtok. He can be reached at: