School Timings Changed in Varanasi, Classes to be Held Till 11:30 AM Amid Heatwave Warnings
Several states and districts, including Varanasi, have issued advisories to schools due to high temperatures and heatwave warnings. As per recent reports, school timings in Varanasi have been changed, with classes beginning at 7 AM and ending at 11:30 AM for all public and private schools until further notice. The decision was made in response to scorching temperatures in the state, with heatwave conditions persisting in Uttar Pradesh. The India Meteorological Department has issued warnings for extremely high temperatures across the nation, with the current heatwave predicted to last until April 22-23.
India has been experiencing a heatwave, with some regions reporting temperatures as high as 45 degrees Celsius. As a result, schools and universities in various regions are being advised to shut down, prepone summer breaks, or follow summer operating guidelines issued by individual state governments. Schools have also been advised to ensure regular water breaks for students and sufficient access to drinking water.
In addition to Varanasi, other states and districts, including Tripura, Jharkhand, Odisha, Meghalaya, and Patna, have taken measures to protect their students from the heatwave in accordance with government directions.