India, Aug. 24 -- Maharashtra minister and Shiv Sena leader Aaditya Thackeray has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi requesting him to postpone all academic activities. He further urged the PM to consider starting the new academic year from January 2021 instead of June-July 2021 so that students do not lose a year.

Thackeray said that various institutions and universities are scheduling examinations, which isn't a "practical" and "feasible" idea considering the rising cases of Covid-19 in the country.

In his letter, he said that he wished to draw the PM's attention to the plight of the students.

"While most of our country is still working from home due to increasing Covid numbers, various institutions and universities for professi...