NEW DELHI: Delhi government has directed the schools run by in the capital city to extend their winter break till January 19 in the wake of cold wave. Government also told private schools to take action as per their assessment. It also advised the schools to allow full sleeves or full legged clothing even other than school uniform.
The schools run by New Delhi Municipal Council, Municipal Corporation of Delhi and Delhi Cantonment Board have been asked to take their own call.
“In view of the prevailing cold conditions and weather forecast by meteorological department that the temperature in the capital will dip further in the coming days, it has been decided to extend the winter break for primary classes (Classes KG to V) from January 16-19 in all government and government aided schools,” a circular issued by the Directorate of Education (DoE) said.
“Private schools and education departments of NDMC, MCD and Delhi Cantonment Board can take requisite action in this regard, as per their own assessment,” the circular added.
“The schools are directed to ensure that all the students come to school in full sleeves woollen clothes (long socks, stockings, shoes, gloves, caps and scarf) to protect them from the adverse cold conditions. Students may also be allowed full sleeves/full legged clothing even other than school uniform,” the circular said.
Today, some areas of the national capital recorded season’s coldest day. The mercury dropped to as low as two degrees Celsius.
Last year as well, Delhi government had directed the schools run by it to suspend primary classes in wake of the chilly weather and private schools to alter their timings.