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Heat wave: Punjab declares summer vacation in schools from May 21 to June 30

May 20, 2024 02:50 PM IST

State education department decided to advance the holidays in schools due to heat wave conditions in districts.

In view of the severe heat wave conditions in the state, the Punjab government has announced summer holidays in all government, private, aided, and recognised schools from May 21 to June 30.

On Saturday, the Punjab education department had changed the school timings, deciding to keep them open from 7am to 12 noon. It has, however, now decided to declare early summer holidays. (HT file photo)
On Saturday, the Punjab education department had changed the school timings, deciding to keep them open from 7am to 12 noon. It has, however, now decided to declare early summer holidays. (HT file photo)

An order to this effect has been issued by the school education department.

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On Saturday, the department had changed the school timings, deciding to keep them open from 7am to 12 noon. It has, however, now decided to declare early summer holidays.

Heat wave conditions are prevailing in several districts of the state. Bathinda was the hottest on Sunday with a maximum temperature of 46.4⁰C.

India Meteorological Department (IMD) Chandigarh director AK Singh said there was no immediate relief in sight. “This is a very unusual weather pattern. We never had to issue continuously five-to-seven-day red alert warnings in Punjab over the past few years,” he said. According to the IMD officials, it is the districts of west Malwa — particularly Fazilka, Muktsar and Bathinda — that are likely to be worst hit by the heat wave over the next five days.

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