-The fear of coronavirus is the obvious reason and following the guidelines laid out by the government, the elections have been put on hold.
-Certain schools are reopening by 19th and 24th March-Do they not need to follow guidelines??
The coronavirus effect has created quite a fear among the masses as it is a deadly virus and safety is the first aid. Following the safety guidelines laid out by the government regarding not holding public assemblies and meetings and avoiding mass gathering, Field Club elections have been postponed. It may be noted that these elections were scheduled to be held on 29th March.
In a meeting held on Sunday 8th March, it was unanimously decided that the elections must be cancelled since everyone's safety is far more important than the elections. The ball of the final decision was however in the court of the respective election officers. On Monday the officers announced that the elections be cancelled until further notice.
The intial agenda was to enter the nominations from the 19th to 21st of March. Post this the nominations were to be analysed on 22nd March, and 29th March was the day for elections and counting.
So far, the guidelines laid by the government are being followed but the biggest fear that is coming up is that of schools. As per information received, some schools are re-opening on 19th March and some on 24th March. It may be noted that final examinations are over in these schools. Shouldn't the schools be following the safety rules? Action needs to be taken on this front as well. Children are more vulnerable to health risks and the re-opening must be deferred until the hazard is ruled out.