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West Bengal announces early summer vacations from May 2 due to heatwave

Schools, colleges, and universities in West Bengal are slated to declare summer vacations from May 2 onwards ahead of schedule due to the intense heatwave affecting the state. This has

Schools, colleges, and universities in West Bengal are slated to declare summer vacations from May 2 onwards ahead of schedule due to the intense heatwave affecting the state.

This has come after CM Mamata Banerjee on Wednesday announced summer break for educational institutions from May 2 in the wake of the intense heat and humidity in the state.

The order has been imposed on both public and private schools, however, it is not mandatory for private schools to abide by it.

While speaking at an administrative meeting at Nabanna on Wednesday, CM Banerjee said that children facing great difficulty to bear such weather conditions.

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Due to intense heatwaves, some students are facing issues like nasal bleeding.

According to CM Banerjee, early closure, will serve two purposes: it will save children from the heat and keep them safe from the new wave of Covid-19.

The school education department released the circular later evening. Private schools, on the other hand, have stated that they need more time to make a decision.

Other Indian states, such as Chhattisgarh, Odisha, and Maharashtra, have also announced summer vacations concerning the rising temperatures.

 

First Published: 28th April, 2022 15:57 IST

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