Sonu Sood says ready to help JEE-NEET students in remote areas. Actor Sonu Sood, who has been hailed as migrants’ messiah, has now vowed to make travel arrangements for students who will appear for JEE and NEET exams in September. Sood took note of India TV’s tweet regarding the concerns of the aspirants who are facing various issues including transportation in flood-hit areas.
Replying to one of the aspirant’s tweet, Sonu sood wrote, “In case #JEE_NEET happens: To all the students who will be appearing & are struck in flood-hit areas of Bihar, Assam and Gujarat. Do let me know ur areas of travel. Trying to make ur travel arrangements to reach ur examination centres. No one should miss their exam bec of resources”
Sonu’s tweet read, “It’s my request to (the) government of India, to postpone the #Neet/#JEE exams in the current situation of the country! In the given #COVID19 situation, we should care utmost & not risk the lives of students! #PostponeJEE_NEETinCOVID.”
Several students and political leaders across the country, including Congress leader Rahul Gandhi, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, Maharashtra Cabinet Minister Aaditya Thackeray, and DMK President M K Stalin among others, have urged the central government to postpone the examination until the spread of the COVID-19 was brought under control.
Aspirants appear in the JEE for admission into the premier engineering colleges and the NEET for undergraduate medical courses. The JEE (Main) is scheduled to be held between September 1 and 6, while the JEE (Advanced) on September 27. The NEET will be held on September 13.
While the National Eligibility-cum-Entrance Test (NEET) is scheduled to be held on September 13, the engineering entrance exam JEE-Main has been planned from September 1-6. Around 8.58 lakh candidates have registered for the Joint Entrance Examination (JEE)-Main and 15.97 lakh have registered for the NEET.
The exams have been deferred twice in the wake of the coronavirus pandemic. Meanwhile, Education Minister Ramesh Pokhriyal Nishank on Thursday made it clear that they would go ahead with the entrance examinations as the “academic year cannot be wasted.”
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