On April 19 and 20, schools in Odisha for students in grades 1 to 12 will be closed due to the heat wave conditions
Due to the prevailing heat wave conditions, the government of Odisha has decided to close all government and private schools up to class 12 on April 19 and 20, as well as the Anganwadi centers. The Chief Secretary announced this closure through a tweet, stating that all schools and centers in the state shall remain closed on these two days.
It should be noted that the schools had only recently reopened on Monday, after being shut for six days due to the heat wave. However, due to the persistent heat wave, the schools have once again been closed for the safety of the students. On April 11, the government had directed all schools to start morning classes, with classes beginning at 6:30 AM and ending at 11 AM in the morning.