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Updated on: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 11:18 PM IST

Maharashtra govt announces Diwali vacation from October 28 to November 10 for schools

Children burn crackers during 'Diwali' celebrations/ Representational Image | PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

Children burn crackers during 'Diwali' celebrations/ Representational Image | PTI Photo/Ravi Choudhary

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The Maharashtra school education department on Wednesday issued the government resolution on Diwali vacation for schools from October 28 to November 10. There will be no offline or online lectures held in this period.

Physical classes in schools resumed across Maharashtra from October 4.

School Education Department Joint Secretary Rajendra Pawar said the department makes announcements about holidays during festivals and other occasions. Accordingly, the department has announced Diwali vacation for all schools between October 28 and November 10.

School Education Minister Varsha Gaikwad had earlier said, “All schools in rural areas will resume physical classes for Standards 5th to 12th.”

Until now, schools were conducting physical classes only in areas reporting relatively fewer Covid cases.

Physical classes for Classes 1-7 in urban areas and Classes 1-4 in rural areas are yet to resume.

The decision to reopen was taken after consulting health officials and the state’s Covid taskforce, Gaikwad said.

“The school education department has given the powers to implement the decision as per local conditions to district collectors. Every school will have to conduct a parent-teacher meeting and apprise parents about precautions as well as the immediate steps to be taken by the school administration,” she said.

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Published on: Wednesday, October 27, 2021, 11:18 PM IST
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