The summer vacation has been extended till June 26, which means 11 more days of school summer vacation. The decision to extend the holiday has been taken due to extreme heat, as per the school education department. Multiple deaths have been reported in the state recently due to heat and humidity. The decision is made by the authorities considering the situation. The decision was taken keeping in mind the safety of the students, the government said.
This guideline is issued for all districts of the state except Darjeeling and Kalimpong. Earlier, summer vacation was given from May 1 to June 15. Then, on Monday, the holiday was extended again for another 11 days. This instruction will remain in force until new guidelines are issued. If this guideline lasts, the school may open on Monday, June 26. This decision has been made for government schools. In the case of private schools, it has also been sent to the authorities of those schools. Private schools have also agreed to the decision, the petition said.
According to sources, Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is worried about the heat wave in the state. She is worried whether it would be difficult for the students to go to school in this hot weather. After that, this guideline was issued to increase the summer vacation. Miss Banerjee recently visited North Bengal. One day during the meeting, one of the students fell ill. CM Banerjee offered water. The doctors were instructed to check, and they said that the student fell ill because of the heat.
Educationist Pabitra Sarkar has criticized the decision to increase school holidays. He said, “This is the rainy season. The rain will come in a day or two. It is completely unreasonable. The school was closed for so long due to the deadly virus. The schools should be kept open for three or four days a week.”