As temperature continues to soar in Noida, the district administration has asked schools to refrain from conducting assembly sessions or any sports activities under the sun so as to protect the students from the heat wave.
For the past few days, Noida and Delhi-NCR have been experiencing intense heat with temperature rising to 45 degree Celsius. Taking cognizance of the situation, district magistrate BN Singh has asked all private and government schools in the district to refrain from conducting assembly session or any sports activities in the playground or open area.
“Due to extreme heat, all CBSE/ICSE/UP board schools have been asked to avoid conducting assembly sessions or any sports activities. Apart from assembly and sports, any other activity that can affect children in this weather should also be discouraged . This directive is applicable for students from nursery to class 12,” said BN Singh, district magistrate, Gautam Budh Nagar.
Singh further said that it is a mandatory directive and strict action will be taken against any school found violating it.
“A direction has been given to the district inspector of schools and Basic Education Officer for them to ensure compliance of the order in all schools. Any school found violating the directive will face action,” said Singh.
Schools’ representatives said that they have received the directive of the district administration and are following it in the interest of the students.
“We conduct assembly session in the indoor auditorium and teachers conduct sports classes indoors. We are committed towards the health of children,” said Garima Gupta, spokesperson, Delhi Public School, sector 28, Noida.
The district administration has also announced date for summer vacation for all government and UP board affiliated private schools from May 20.
“From May 20, all government schools and private schools affiliated with UP board will declare their summer vacation. For CBSE and ICSE schools, they are also advised to announce vacation in the last week of May,” said Pravesh Yadav, Basic Education Officer, Gautam Budh Nagar.
“We welcome this directive from the administration but ideally, it should have come earlier as most of the schools are about to announce summer vacations,” said Jyoti Singh, a parent from Arun Vihar.