Mumbai, Aug. 25 -- State cabinet minister and Yuva Sena president Aaditya Thackeray has written to Prime Minister (PM) Narendra Modi, requesting the Centre to postpone all academic activities and to consider the commencement of the new academic year from January 2021, so that students do not lose a year.

The Sena legislator, in his letter, stated that various institutions and universities are scheduling exams amid the Covid-19 outbreak, which is not a "practical and feasible" idea considering the rising number of cases in the country.

"While most of our country is still working from home, various institutions and universities for professional and non-professional courses have been trying to schedule examinations. This isn't a practical an...