As winter tightens its grip on North India, educational institutions in various states are responding to the challenging weather conditions, ensuring the safety and well-being of students. In recent announcements, several regions, including Chandigarh, Delhi-NCR, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan, have declared temporary closures for specific classes.
Chandigarh’s administration, anticipating the cold spell and dense fog, decided to keep all government, government-aided, and private schools closed for classes up to VIII until January 14, 2024. The schools for these classes are expected to resume on January 15, with the provision for online classes during the closure period. Meanwhile, classes IX to XII will continue following the previous order regarding school timings.
The entire northern region is experiencing plummeting temperatures, creating a challenging environment for daily activities. Delhi-NCR, Uttar Pradesh, and Rajasthan have also joined in the precautionary measures, directing both private and government schools to remain closed for classes up to VII until January 14. This temporary closure aims to safeguard the younger students from the harsh winter conditions.
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Rajasthan, acknowledging the severity of the weather, has declared an extended winter break for primary school students. The break, effective until January 13, applies to both private and public schools in the state. After this period, classes are scheduled to resume, ensuring that students can return to their studies with improved weather conditions.
Haryana had earlier declared a 15-day winter break starting from January 1, 2024, which will persist until January 15. Schools are slated to reopen on January 16, 2024. This decision by the Haryana government aligns with the commitment to prioritize the safety of students during the harsh winter season.
As winter continues to unfold its chilly embrace across North India, these precautionary measures by various state governments underscore the importance of adapting to challenging weather conditions while ensuring the continuity of education through online means where possible. The collaborative efforts of administrations, schools, and parents aim to create a safe and conducive learning environment for students during this winter season.