Actor Sonu Sood backs demand to postpone exams, says “I'm also an engineer”

By Gitanjali Mangal -- August 26th 2020 06:43 PM -- Updated: August 26th 2020 06:48 PM

Real-life hero and people’s messiah, Sonu Sood helped thousands of distressed migrants who were stranded across the country by sending them home and providing food and shelter. He has supported the students and said that they should be given a window of around two to three months.

He is supporting to defer the NEET medical entrance exam and the JEE for admission to the IITs amidst the pandemic. He said that we cannot force these students to come out and give these exams.

In a statement he also said, “We have to support these students. 26 lakh students are going to appear in these exams,"

"I am also an engineer. I believe that it is very important fort the country to hae a new breed of these young people who are going to take over a lot of departments." he added.

"The maximum students are from Bihar where 13 to 14 districts are badly hit by the floods. How can you expect them to travel? They don't have money or places to stay. We cannot force these students to come out and give these exams," the actor said.

The two key exams - the Joint Entrance Exam (JEE) for admission to the Indian Institute of Technology and the National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (NEET) for admission to medical courses are scheduled to be held next month.

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The politicians across parties have also backed the demand to postpone the exams, highlighting that the move was not only unsafe because of COVID-19, but also unjust due to floods in parts of some states such as Assam, Bihar, Gujarat, Chhattisgarh, Kerala and Karnataka, amongst others.

-PTC News

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