BHOPAL : Education department, on Wednesday, disapproved an order of the district administration which had instructed all the schools of district to close from April 21 due to intense heat and heat wave.
Then, the district administration, making amendment in order, clarified that it has sent a proposal to state government regarding closing the schools in district from April 21 due to heat wave. ADM BS Jamod has sent the proposal in this regard keeping in view the peak summer season.
Earlier, the district administration had issued an order to close schools by 1.00pm because of the rising intense heat. However, now it is up to the government to order summer vacation in all schools of the district.
Besides, mercury soared in the state capital on Wednesday. Bhopal recorded a maximum temperature of 41.2°C which was 2°C above normal while it recorded a minimum temperature of 25.4°C which was 3°C above normal. On Tuesday, the daytime temperature was 40.2°C and it was 24.2°C during the night. Due to heat wave like condition, the normal life has been paralysed. At present schools are over by 1.00PM and it used to be 1:30pm or 2.00pm when sweat-sodden harried children reach home during intense daytime heat.
Similar is the condition all over Madhya Pradesh as heat wave has thrown the normal life out of gear. The heat wave is likely to persist at Rewa Division, Chhattarpur, Tikamgarh, Damoh, Nowgaon, Datia, Gwalior, Shajapur, Khargone, Balaghat, Umaria and Mandla districts.
Primary, middle schools in state to function from 7am to 11am
Minister for State for School education Deepak Joshi has instructed Additional Chief Secretary SR Mohanti to change the school timing for other places in the state from 7.00AM to 11.00AM for primary and middle schools due to intense heat and heat wave. At present, the timing is 7.00AM to 1.00PM.