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Odisha government prepones summer vacations in schools amid heatwave conditions

Heatwave in Odisha: All schools- government, private and aided- will be closed for summer vacation from Friday, the Information and Public Relations Department said on Thursday (April 20). The date of reopening of the schools will be decided soon, it added.

Edited By: Sheenu Sharma Bhubaneswar Updated on: April 20, 2023 14:35 IST
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Heatwave in Odisha: Summer vacations in all schools in Odisha will start from tomorrow (April 21), the state government announced, bringing forward the holidays in view of the scorching heat. All schools- government, private and aided- will be closed for summer vacation from Friday, the Information and Public Relations Department said on Thursday (April 20). The date of reopening of the schools will be decided soon, it added.

Usually, summer vacations begin in Odisha schools in the first week of May. 

The state has been reeling under scorching heat over the past few days with the mercury crossing 43 degrees Celsius in 11 places on Wednesday (April 19). Baripada in Mayurbhanj was the hottest at 44.5 degrees Celsius.

The state government had shut schools for five days, from April 12 to April 16, and again on April 19 and 20 due to heat.

(With agencies inputs) 

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