Bhubaneswar: The Odisha government today announced summer vacation for schools from tomorrow (April 25) in view of the continuing heat wave conditions in the State.
Announcing the decision, School and Mass Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra told mediapersons that, summer vacation has been declared in all the schools in the state, government as well as private, which would remain closed from April 25 in view of the scorching heat and reopen from June 18.
The State government had earlier asked for conducting morning classes from April 2, with strict orders to keep adequate water and ensure that children were not exposed to the sun.
The Department had directed all schools in the State including public schools and privately managed schools to reschedule timing of all classes between 6.30 am to 10.30 am.
There are more than 69,000 primary and secondary schools in Odisha having over 63 lakh students.