Heatwave in Bengal: All educational institutions to remain closed from April 17 to April 22, says Didi
West Bengal's Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee announced that all schools, colleges, and universities in the state will remain closed from April 17 to April 22 due to the severe heatwave conditions. Children have been experiencing health issues, such as headaches, after attending school in the last few days. Banerjee also urged private educational institutions to follow the same.
An official notice stated that all autonomous/state/central government-aided/private universities/affiliating colleges, except hilly areas of Darjeeling and Kalimpong districts, will remain closed until further notice. The summer vacation in West Bengal government-run and aided schools will also begin earlier, on May 2 instead of May 24, due to the intense heat. The Delhi government has also issued guidelines to schools in the wake of heatwave predictions.