Heat Waves Prompt Early Summer Vacation for Punjab Schools; Closure Begins Tomorrow

 Published On: 21-05-2024

Heat Waves Cause Early Summer Vacation for Punjab Schools; Schools to Remain Closed from Tomorrow

The Punjab government has decided to extend the summer vacation for schools in the state until June 30. This decision follows a prediction by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD) of an intense heat wave affecting parts of Punjab, Delhi, Haryana, Uttar Pradesh, Bihar, Rajasthan, and some regions of Gujarat on May 18. The new summer vacation period for Punjab schools will be from May 21 to June 30.

Punjab Schools to Remain Closed for Summer Vacation

In response to warnings of an intense heat wave from the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD), the Punjab government has decided to extend the summer vacation for all schools, including government, aided, and non-aided institutions. Schools will be closed from tomorrow, May 21, until June 30.

On Sunday, the Punjab government issued an advisory recommending that schools operate between 7:00 AM and 12:00 PM. However, this decision was revised on Tuesday, with schools now remaining closed due to extreme temperatures.

According to Kamal Kishor Yadav, secretary of the state education department, the decision to advance summer vacations was made in response to the IMDs orange alert for severe heat waves in the state. Feedback from various districts highlighted the difficulties faced by students due to the extreme weather, prompting the government to take this precautionary measure. Schools initially scheduled to begin their summer vacations on June 1 will now start earlier.

Previously, the Rajasthan government also declared summer vacations for its students from May 17 to June 30, warning schools against holding any extra classes during this period.

FAQs

1. When will Punjab schools be closed for summer vacation?

  • Schools in Punjab will be closed from May 21 to June 30.

2. Why has the Punjab government decided to extend the summer vacation?

  • The decision was made due to the prediction of an intense heat wave by the Indian Meteorological Department (IMD).

3. Which schools are affected by this decision?

  • The closure applies to all schools in Punjab, including government, aided, and non-aided schools.

4. What was the original advisory regarding school timings?

  • The original advisory recommended that schools operate between 7:00 AM and 12:00 PM due to the heat.

5. Who announced the change in the summer vacation schedule?

  • The change was announced by Kamal Kishor Yadav, the secretary of the state education department.

6. Are other states affected by similar measures?

  • Yes, Rajasthan has also declared summer vacations for its students from May 17 to June 30 due to the heat wave.

7. Will there be any extra classes during the summer vacation period?

  • No, the government has instructed schools not to hold any extra classes during this period.