Telangana Education Dept Declares Holiday for Schools, Colleges Tomorrow Due to Heavy Rains
Due to heavy rains and waterlogging, the Telangana government has declared a holiday for all schools, colleges, and educational institutions in the state tomorrow, July 28. The decision came after a red alert was issued for eight districts. The official notice by the education department stated, "Government has decided to extend the holiday for all educational institutions (government, aided, and private) in the state on 28.07.2023 (Friday) keeping in view incessant rains and adverse weather conditions."
Adding to this, schools in Telangana will also remain closed on July 29 due to Muharram. The state education minister, Sabita Indra Reddy, had previously declared a two-day holiday on July 26 and 27 for all educational institutions, both private and public, due to the heavy rains. This decision was made with the approval of Chief Minister K. Chandrashekhar Rao. The announcement was issued by the directorate of school education in Telangana and Hyderabad with immediate orders to be implemented accordingly.
Moreover, the Telangana government has placed the entire state administration on high alert. Chief Secretary Santhi Kumari informed that the flood situation in the state is being closely monitored by senior officials, district collectors, and police superintendents, as per the directions of CM KCR. Several districts, especially North Telangana, have been experiencing continuous rains since Wednesday night, with recorded rainfall ranging from 30 to 40 cm.
To cope with the heavy rains, the state government had previously issued orders to change school timings in Telangana. According to these orders, schools were to start at 9.30 am, and primary schools would function until 4.15 pm, while upper primary and high schools would remain open until 4.45 pm. However, the twin cities of Hyderabad and Secunderabad were instructed to follow their usual academic calendar and not implement these changed timings.