Curated By: Sukanya Nandy
Last Updated: October 20, 2023, 11:24 IST
Schools in Uttar Pradesh’s Ghaziabad will likely remain shut today, October 20 due to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s visit. The UP school administration has directed all schools to conduct classes online in order to avoid academic loss, as per a report by Times Now. However, there has been no official announcement on this yet.
PM Modi is slated to visit Noida today to inaugurate the first corridor of Regional Rapid Transit System (RRTS) in Uttar Pradesh’s Sahibabad today. The priority section of the Delhi-Ghaziabad-Meerut RRTS Corridor will be launched today from the Sahibabad RAPIDX station. The prime minister is set to flag off a RAPIDX train connecting Sahibabad and Duhai Depot, marking the launch of RRTS in India. The train will be known as “Namo Bharat”.
Additionally, schools in UP will also remain closed on October 28 and 29 due to the UP PET 2023 exam. A holiday has been declared for schools in 35 districts in Uttar Pradesh as the Uttar Pradesh Subordinate Service Selection Commission (UPSSSC) will conduct the exam on October 28 and 29 across the state. The state government has also issued a directive in this regard indicating that no additional examinations would be scheduled on these days in order to ensure the proper execution of the exams. The 35 districts’ schools have also been given official orders to stop their regular classes.
Over 20 lakh candidates are expected to appear for the UPSSSC UP PET exam this year. It will be conducted in two sessions — the first session will be held in the morning from 10 am to 12 pm and the second session or the afternoon session will be held from 3 pm to 5 pm. The exam is held for the recruitment of individuals for group B and group C vacancies across the state.