“Children Could Fall Prey To Bad Habits If Schools Are Not Started Early”: Former CM Siddaramaiah

Courtesy: Public TV

Former Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah has said that if schools are not allowed to open soon, then children could fall prey to bad habits. At the moment, the Government has said that the decision regarding the reopening of schools would be taken at a later stage after a thorough assessment.

Siddaramaiah offers his suggestions

The former CM said that after two more months, the schools must not be opened. But, after this period, he felt that the Government must pass orders for the reopening of educational institutions.


He added that all the necessary arrangements have to be made before reopening the schools. He opined that conducting schools in different shifts and having the students follow social distancing norms could be the ideal way to start the activities.

He told that it was the foreign returnees who came with the virus to the country. He said children have no role to play in this, and if suitable measures are in place, schools can be restarted.

Or, they will learn bad habits

Siddaramaiah further said that if schools are not opened soon, then children might learn bad habits. He even cited his own example while talking about the topic.


He remembered the time when his school was shut halfway through. It was around that time that he used to run around his school, in search of garden lizards. Siddaramaiah said that this habit later affected his studies.

Regarding ‘Online Classes’, Siddaramaiah said that the method has not been successful in the state. Therefore, he called for a cautious reopening of schools at the earliest.

Source: Public TV