Odisha CM urges students to follow Covid protocols

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Naveen Patnaik
Chief minister of Odisha, Naveen Patnaik. (Image: Twitter@CMO_Odisha)

Bhubaneswar: Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik on Monday urged the students to strictly follow Covid-19 protocols, further requesting the parents to instill confidence in children to attend schools, reported ANI.

In his address to the students, Patnaik stated that he is very happy with the reopening of schools after two years.

“Today is a historic day for all of us, the school bell rang today after two years with the blessings of Lord Jagannath, your support and Covid-19 warriors,” Patnaik said.

“Your generation is facing the most difficult situation in human history, and this experience will give you courage and strength to face future challenges,” he said, adding that he had full confidence in the children and said, “I believe in you. You will lead to success.”

Urging the children not to be afraid, he said: “We are all with you but you have to be careful. My request to you is that you follow the Covid-19 guidelines.”

The Odisha government had announced the re-opening of schools and colleges in the state from February 7.

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