School Timings Changed in Varanasi, Classes to be Held Till 11:30 AM Amid Heatwave Warnings

The current heatwave is predicted to last till April 22-23 (Representational image)

The current heatwave is predicted to last till April 22-23 (Representational image)

Heat wave conditions in Uttar Pradesh affecting everyday life of people, with IMD issuing warning for extremely high temperature in the state

Varanasi has joined the list of several other states and districts which have issued advisories to schools due to high temperatures and heat wave warnings. According to the latest reports, the timings of schools in Varanasi have been changed. The classes for the students will now start at 7 am and go on till 11:30 am. This timing will be applicable to all government and private schools in Varanasi. An ANI tweet read, “All government and private schools in Varanasi will remain open from 7 am to 11.30 am till further orders.”

This decision has been taken in view of the scorching heat in the state. Heat wave conditions in Uttar Pradesh are hampering the daily life of the people, with the India Meteorological Department issuing a warning of extremely high temperature in the state.

The current heatwave is expected to last till April 22-23. According to the India Meteorological Department, there will be an increase in the temperature across the country.

India is experiencing a heatwave, with some areas recording temperatures as high as 45°C. Schools and universities are being asked to either close, advance the summer break, or proceed to operate as per summer operations. Guidance issued by individual state governments.

Regular water breaks for children and adequate availability of drinking water are issues of common concern for schools amid the scorching heat.

Meanwhile, all the schools recognized by the Delhi Directorate Education A directive issued by the Delhi government requires it to be ensured that no student assembly is held during the afternoon shift. Similarly. The West Bengal government has ordered the closure of all schools, colleges and institutions from Monday, April 17 to Saturday, April 22. Besides this, the state administration had earlier postponed the summer vacation from May 24 to May 2.

As per state and local government directives, schools and colleges in Tripura, Jharkhand, Odisha, Meghalaya and Patna have also taken measures to protect their students from heat stroke.

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