Shiv Sena MP from Worli and son of Maharashtra chief minister Uddhav Thackeray, Aaditya Thackeray has written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi in wake of UGC, other universities wanting to conduct exams amid pandemic situation in the country saying it will risk lives of many. Aaditya has urged the Prime Minister for his personal intervention in the matter.
Taking to Twitter, Aaditya Thackeray said, "PM @narendramodi on the health risk that the proposed exams of various streams, and entrance exams, would have for students and families across India and for his personal intervention."
"I most humbly wish to draw your attention to the plight of the students. While most of our country is still working from home due to increasing Covid numbers, the various institutions and universities for professional and non-professional courses have been trying to schedule examinations. This isn't a practical and feasible option sir, as most states are facing increasing numbers of Covid, along with red zones still in place and transport yet to resume," Thackeray added.
Aaditya's letter to the Prime Minister has come when UGC has issued guidelines to state universities to conduct final term exams by September end, citing that postponing exams would be like playing with students' future.
Meanwhile, Delhi Universities have also announced dates for DUET (Delhi University Entrance Exams 2020) to be held across several centres across the country from September 6-11.