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Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India], January 23 (ANI): Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Aditya Thackrey on Sunday said that parents should make their own decisions and send their children to schools only if they feel it is safe to do.

Schools in Maharashtra for classes 1 to 12 are to be re-opened on January 24 with COVID-19 protocols, the Maharashtra School Education Minister, Varsha Gaikwad, said on Thursday.

"Even though we are re-opening schools from tomorrow, it is not compulsory for students to come to school. Parents are free to make their own decisions in this regard and should send their children to school only if they feel it is safe," said Thackrey while talking to the media.

Talking about the 100 megawatts power generation plant built on Middle Vaitarna Dam by Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC), he said that in his opinion, it is the first-ever power generation plant built by a municipality.

A renewable hybrid energy plant was inaugurated on the occasion of the 96th birth anniversary of Balasaheb Thackrey, founder of Shiv Sena.

"Observing the 96th birth anniversary of Hinduhriday Samrat Balasaheb Thackeray, @mybmcembarked on a 100 MW Renewable Hybrid Energy plant at the Hinduhridaysamrat Balasaheb Thackeray Middle Vaitarna Dam. Thus becoming India's 1st to utilise hybrid energy," said a tweet from Aditya Thackrey's Twitter.

Providing updates about Chief Minister Uddhav Thackrey's health, he said, "He is completely okay. He is taking precautions due to COVID-19 outbreak. He will be seen in an active role soon."When questioned on climate change, Thackrey said that the BMC has established a council on the issue.

"Yesterday, hailstorm occured in different parts of Maharashtra and besides this, there are various other symptoms that clearly indicates that climate change is happening," he added. (ANI)

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