No let up in scorching heat
Parents, Students Seek Vacation Extension
Srinagar, July 31: With mercury continuing to soar, parents of schoolchildren have sought extension in the summer vacations, pleading that majority of the educational institutions are not well equipped to make children comfortable in the scorching heat.
Given the fact that most of the government schools don’t have any facilities like fans or coolers in place, the parents said, the “essence of summer vacations would be lost if the schools are made to reopen when the temperature is higher than what it was prior to vacations.”
“The children can go into trance while being in vehicles because of the heat. So it is better if the authorities extend the holidays for some more days,” suggested a parent.
He said it would nearly be impossible for the children to concentrate on their lessons in the school amid scorching heat.
Pertinently, the mercury has been continuing to be above routine for the past several days while medicos say people should avoid heat.
The parents and students have appealed Chief Minister Omar Abdullah to give a passionate consideration to their request.
Pertinently, official sources said that initially the Education Department did have an idea to extend the vacations by a few days. “But it was silently discarded in view of upcoming August 15 functions which require participation of many schoolchildren and their prior rehearse before the actual function is held,” they said.
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