Schools and educational institutions in 9 districts of Himachal Pradesh will remain closed on Monday after rains and snowfall had lashed many parts of the state. As a precautionary measure, all government and private schools is some parts of the state will remain closed, officials said on Sunday.
According to the officials, government and private schools in Shimla, Sirmaur, Kangra, Kullu, Chamba, Mandi, Kinnaur, Solan and Hamirpur districts have been directed to remain closed.
The deputy commissioners of seven districts of Kangra, Kullu, Chamba, Mandi, Kinnaur, Solan and Hamirpur have ordered all government and private educational institutions, including schools, colleges, ITIs and anganwari kendras to remain closed on Monday.
Issuing orders of closure of all educational institutions in Himachal's largest district Kangra, DC Sandeep Kumar said the administration can be contacted at 1077 number.
Kumar also warned the public and tourists to stay away from rivers and nullahs to avoid any untoward incident.
Similar warnings have been issued by other DCs, including Solan DC Vinod Kumar, Hamirpur DM Richa Verma, Sirmaur DC Lalit Jain, Kullu DC Yunus and Kinnaur DC Gopal Chand.
The district administration in Chamba has issued instructions to the public to stay indoors and not venture out.
Heavy rainfall in parts of Himachal Pradesh has led to a rise in water level in rivers and dams. Water is also being released from various dams, officials said.