Bhubaneswar: Amid the COVID-19 pandemic, many prominent universities worldwide have resorted to either deferment or cancellation of examinations. Following suit, netizens in India have now launched a movement appealing for postponement of the NEET and JEE examinations 2020, with memes, creatives and opinion online.
Activists, social media influencers, politicians, journalists, students and several others on Twitter commented on the MODIJI_POSTPONEJEENEET hashtag which is trending at the top with 2.82 million tweets. The campaign called for Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the National Testing Agency to postpone NEET and JEE in view of rising COVID-19 cases in India.
Here are the tweets:
The Courts have 'ruled'
The Government has 'clarified'
The Administration has issued 'SOPs'
Why are our Exam Warriors still not satisfied?
Here are 5 reasons why #MODIJI_POSTPONEJEENEET is trending.
Listen @anchor– https://t.co/jaj4wJFdzj
Watch @YouTube – https://t.co/8pGezChaTV pic.twitter.com/1pTYyMR5Ja
— Akash Banerjee (@TheDeshBhakt) August 25, 2020
#MODIJI_POSTPONEJEENEET As we know govt said that STUDENTS are the FUTURE of our NATION. But in this pandemic students LIVES r NOT SAFE now. THEN how could u say that we r the future of our nation???
— Soumya Prasanna Jena (@prasanna_soumya) August 25, 2020
I request @narendramodi ji to open his twitter account and check what’s trending today it’s students future
I demand, we demand, students demand to postpone exams. #MODIJI_POSTPONEJEENEET pic.twitter.com/UkKwZnZqZa
— Mr.Tegali (@mrtegali100) August 25, 2020
Sir It's Now Upto you What do you want?
Saving an Acedmic Year which can managed anyhow!!
Saving Life's of 26 lakhs Students which Can't be Reversed if one's gone!!@narendramodi @Swamy39
Please Postpone JEE and NEET!#MODIJI_POSTPONEJEENEET pic.twitter.com/N8CjCpseOq
— Prafull Kaudkar (@KaudkarPrafull) August 25, 2020
Respected @narendramodi sir if these exms can be postponded then why not national level exms like jee and neet?In which more than 25 lakh students are appering
Please look at this serious issue sir
Many of the students are stressed#MODIJI_POSTPONEJEENEET@AmitShah@narendramodi pic.twitter.com/kta9qcKEB9
— piyushbharti (@piyushb09123176) August 25, 2020
please sir whole district is drowned no transport is available and my center is 172km kindly tell me how to go…how do I put my both parents at risk please postpone 🙏🙏 we have to much pressure to give exam #MODIJI_POSTPONEJEENEET pic.twitter.com/nOZCNCgxen
— Anushka Purwar (@purwar_anushka) August 25, 2020
We don't want any cancellation or zero year…..
We just want postponement🙏🏻🙏🏻
Is it that difficult to understand??😓🙄🙄
Are you waiting for to top this chart????#MODIJI_POSTPONEJEENEETpic.twitter.com/ICoJCVtdlO
— Aarohi Mishra (@aarohimishra012) August 25, 2020
You must be understanding why the girl is studying in this deserted place.? Actually, this girl does not have internet connectivity in her village… After Sunita scored 98% in 12th grade, she is now studying medical by making a hut on the highest hill of pic.twitter.com/Zg5oYCiuMS
— Mohammad Sahil (@Mohamma32814948) August 25, 2020
There are many NEET JEE aspirants who are living in containment zones or in the areas where local lockdown is still enforced curtailing free movement…
And for such aspirants, it would be difficult to even reach to the exam centres.#MODIJI_POSTPONEJEENEET
— Sandeep Saurav (@Sandeep_Saurav_) August 25, 2020
India on the top in daily #COVID19 cases in the world since last 21 days
Since August 04, India is on the top in daily figure of COVID19 cases.
Without adequate preparations and measures shouldn't
— Hemant Rajaura (@hemantrajora_) August 25, 2020
The JEE Main examinations have been rescheduled to take place from September 1-6, 2020. It was originally scheduled to be held in July.
Meanwhile, NEET 2020, has now been scheduled to take place on September 13, 2020, as National Testing Agency (NTA) advised the students to start collecting admit cards on August 28 or August 29.