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Too cold for children? Govt shuts primary schools

india Updated: Jan 10, 2007 05:17 IST
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The morning chill has ensured that pre-primary and primary students of schools run or aided by the Delhi government, or by the MCD and the NDMC get an extended winter break. The government has ordered all of them to remain closed till Saturday. Private schools have been advised not to hold primary classes.

Vijay Kumar, director (education), said, “We have asked all our schools to suspend classes for students from nursery to Class V Private schools have been advised to suspend their primary classes.”

Some schools like Delhi Public School (East of Kailash and Vasant Vihar) have decided to reopen on Monday instead of Friday as scheduled earlier.

Shayama Chona, principal of DPS (RK Puram), said, “Many parents called us up and said we should delay the date of reopening because of the weather. So when the advisory came, we followed it.”

Sanskriti has declared Wednesday a holiday for its primary students, but principal Gouri Ishwaran said the decision might be revised. Tagore International has decided to remain closed on Wednesday.

Other private schools like Shriram (Vasant Vihar), Raghubir Singh Junior Modern School, Vasant Valley, Sardar Patel Vidyalaya and Springdales (Pusa Road), however, will remain open.

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