Education Minister Atishi announced a five-day closure of Delhi schools for nursery to Class 5 students due to severe cold weather conditions. This decision follows a recent retraction by the Delhi government regarding the extension of winter vacation, citing an error in the initial order.
Winter Vacation Chaos: Directorate’s Flip-Flop
Initially, the Directorate declared an extension of winter vacation for all government and private schools until January 10 due to cold weather. However, an abrupt withdrawal of the order left many questioning the decision-making process, with further orders promised in the future.
Delhi’s Chilled Atmosphere: Weather Update
Delhi witnessed another day of grey, foggy conditions with a peak temperature of 15.2 degrees Celsius and an early morning low of 8.9 degrees. The India Meteorological Department (IMD) brings potential relief, forecasting a temperature rise in the next two days and light rain on Tuesday, easing cold day conditions.
Extended Holidays in Noida and Greater Noida
In response to dense fog and extreme cold, the Gautam Buddh Nagar administration ordered holidays for Class nursery to 8 in Noida and Greater Noida schools until January 14. This decision applies to all state board, CBSE, ICSE, IB, and other affiliated schools, emphasizing compliance with District Magistrate Maneesh Kumar Verma’s instructions.
Cold Wave Grips Western Uttar Pradesh: Warning Issued
Western Uttar Pradesh, including Gautam Buddh Nagar, experiences single-digit minimum temperatures, prompting the IMD to issue a cold wave and fog warning. Minimum temperatures are expected to range between 9 and 13 degrees Celsius over the next six days.