Heatwave: Odisha declares early summer vacation for schools
Bhubaneswar: In view of the prevailing heatwave conditions across the state, Odisha Government on Thursday directed to prepone the summer vacation for all schools from April 21.
All schools government, private, and aided for all classes up to Class 12 will remain closed. The decision to reopen schools will be taken later. A special notification regarding this will be published soon by the Department of Schools and Mass Education.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik took the decision. In his tweet, he wrote-
ପ୍ରଚଣ୍ଡ ଗ୍ରୀଷ୍ମପ୍ରବାହକୁ ଦୃଷ୍ଟିରେ ରଖି ରାଜ୍ୟରେ ଅପ୍ରେଲ ୨୧ରୁ ଖରାଛୁଟି ଘୋଷଣା କରାଯାଇଛି। ପରବର୍ତ୍ତୀ ଘୋଷଣା ଯାଏଁ ପ୍ରଥମରୁ ଦ୍ୱାଦଶ ଶ୍ରେଣୀ ପର୍ଯ୍ୟନ୍ତ ରାଜ୍ୟର ସମସ୍ତ ସରକାରୀ ଓ ବେସରକାରୀ ସ୍କୁଲ ବନ୍ଦ ରଖିବାକୁ ରାଜ୍ୟ ସରକାର ନିଷ୍ପତ୍ତି ନେଇଛନ୍ତି। #OdishaCares pic.twitter.com/0ORyukL8d7
— CMO Odisha (@CMO_Odisha) April 20, 2023
“As per the academic calendar, summer vacation was scheduled from May 4 to June 17 this year. However, as per the direction of the Chief Minister, summer vacation has been preponed due to the prevailing heatwave in the state. The decision for extending the vacation will be taken later,” informed School & Mass Education Minister Samir Ranjan Dash.