School Closure News Updates: Punjab, Delhi-NCR, Himachal Schools Shut Amid Heavy Rains
Considering the significant damage caused by continuous rainfall across Himachal Pradesh, the Directorate of Higher Education has made the decision to reschedule and bring forward the monsoon break in government and private schools affiliated with the HP Board of School Education in various areas. Government and private schools affiliated with CBSE, ICSE, or any other education board are allowed to make their own decisions regarding school closures based on local weather conditions.
Jul 11, 2023 17:51 IST: Schools in Haridwar Shut Till July 17 Due to Kanwar Mela
In view of the Kanwar Mela, the district administration of Haridwar in Uttarakhand has ordered the closure of all schools and Anganwadi centers from July 10 to July 17. District Magistrate Dheeraj Garbyal made the announcement, considering the significance of the Kanwar Mela.
Jul 11, 2023 17:31 IST: Kurukshetra University Postpones UG, PG Exams Due to Heavy Rains
Due to incessant rains and severe floods in northern India, Kurukshetra University has decided to postpone undergraduate and postgraduate examinations scheduled from July 13, 2023. The Vice Chancellor, Som Nath Sachdeva, instructed the exam centers not to conduct exams until July 13 to ensure the convenience and safety of students and parents. New date sheets for the examinations will be released by the administration.
Jul 11, 2023 17:06 IST: Punjab Schools Closed Till July 13 Amid Heavy Rain
The Punjab government has ordered the closure of all schools in the state till July 13 due to continuous heavy rainfall. Punjab Education Minister Harjot Singh Bains made the announcement via a tweet. Several regions in Punjab have experienced waterlogging, leading to the inundation of roads and residential areas.
Jul 11, 2023 16:40 IST: Schools Closed in Panchkula, Haryana Till July 12
In light of the ongoing heavy rains in Panchkula, Haryana, all schools in the region were closed today and will remain closed tomorrow, July 12. The decision was made by the Panchkula District Education Officer to ensure the safety of students and staff as heavy downpours have caused waterlogging and inconvenience in various areas.
Jul 11, 2023 16:16 IST: Ghaziabad Schools to Remain Closed Till July 15 Amid Heavy Rainfall
Due to heavy rainfall, all schools in Ghaziabad, Uttar Pradesh, will remain closed until July 15, 2023. The District Education Officer, Rajesh Kumar Srivastava, announced the closure and advised locals to take precautions in the city amid the heavy downpours.
Jul 11, 2023 15:51 IST: School Closure in Himachal Pradesh
In response to the heavy rains in Himachal Pradesh, all government and private educational institutions recognized by the state government remained closed on July 10 and 11. The announcement was made by Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Sukhvinder Singh Sukhu through a tweet in Hindi.
Jul 11, 2023 15:35 IST: Primary Classes Suspended in Delhi, Students of Class 6 and Above to Attend Schools
Due to the forecast of heavy rains in Delhi, primary classes in all government and private schools have been suspended for the day. The circular stated that students from Nursery to Grade 5 should stay home for their safety. However, some private schools have opted for online classes for primary section students, while classes 6 and above, along with the staff, are expected to attend schools as usual.
Jul 11, 2023 14:59 IST: Admission to Schools of Excellence in Jharkhand
Around 10,590 students have been granted admission to 80 government-run Schools of Excellence in Jharkhand. Over 41,000 students applied for 12,000 available seats. The Chief Minister's Secretariat stated that 7,499 students have been admitted to classes one, six, and nine in the Schools of Excellence.
Jul 11, 2023 14:34 IST: Telangana Minister Directs Delhi Officials to Assist Students in Himachal
Telangana Municipal Administration Minister K T Rama Rao has directed the resident commissioner in Delhi to provide assistance to Telangana students stuck in rain-hit areas of Himachal Pradesh, specifically in Kullu and Manali. The minister urged the students to reach out to the relevant authorities for any necessary help.
Jul 11, 2023 13:58 IST: Uttarakhand on High Alert Due to Heavy Rains
Uttarakhand Chief Minister Pushkar Singh Dhami has declared a high alert in the state due to heavy rainfall and poor drainage systems causing waterlogging in various parts of Dehradun. The government is taking necessary steps to address the situation. School closures have been implemented in Himachal Pradesh, Delhi-NCR, Punjab, and Haryana as well.
Jul 11, 2023 12:25 IST: Yamuna River Breaches Danger Mark in Delhi
The water level of the Yamuna River in Delhi has reached a dangerous level of 205.33 meters earlier than anticipated, primarily due to intense rainfall in the city. As a precautionary measure, rail and automobile traffic on the Yamuna Bridge has been halted. Officials have initiated the relocation of people residing in flood-prone areas to safer places.
Jul 11, 2023 12:02 IST: Delhi Govt School Students' Competitive Exam Success Triples in 2 Years
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the number of Delhi government school students passing competitive exams has tripled in the past two years. In 2021, 384 government school students passed the JEE-Main, which increased to 496 in 2022. This year, the number further rose to 730, indicating a continuous improvement in the quality of education provided by government schools.
Jul 11, 2023 11:39 IST: Kurukshetra University Postpones All Exams till July 13
Due to heavy rainfall in the region, Kurukshetra University has postponed all examinations until July 13. The decision was taken to ensure the safety of students and avoid inconvenience caused by the inclement weather.
Jul 11, 2023 11:15 IST: School Closure in Several Districts of Uttarakhand Due to Red Alert
In response to the red alert issued by the MET department for July 11 and 12, all government and private educational institutions for classes 1 to 12 in Nainital and other districts of Uttarakhand, including Chamoli, Pauri Garhwal, Pithoragarh, Bageshwar, Almora, Champawat, and Udham Singh Nagar, will remain closed from July 10 to July 13.
Jul 11, 2023 10:39 IST: Inspection of Delhi Govt Schools Ordered After Wall Collapse Incident
Delhi minister Atishi has directed senior officials of the education department, principals, and vice-principals to physically inspect all government schools following a wall collapse incident caused by heavy rains. Any deficiencies or serious problems found should lead to cordoning off the