Extreme Heat Can Cause Sunstrokes Among Children

As heatwave sweeps across Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Government has extended summer vacation in council schools till June 26

LUCKNOW, June 8 (The CONNECT) -As heatwave sweeps across Uttar Pradesh, the Yogi Government has extended summer vacation in council schools till June 26 to provide relief to the children and save them from the possibility of sunstroke.

Earlier, the schools were scheduled to resume classes on June 15. The schools will also open for one day on June 21 on the occasion of International Yoga Day.

The School Management Committee will be authorized to take decisions regarding summer vacation in recognized schools run under the council. As per the order issued in December 2022 summer vacation in basic schools was declared for 27 days and winter vacation for 15 days. A total of 42 days of summer and winter vacations were allowed.

Director General, School Education, Vijay Kiran Anand said, there is a forecast of extreme heat conditions with possibility of sunstroke due to exposure to the sun in the state in the next few days. Extreme heat can have adverse effects on young children. Keeping this in mind, the summer vacation has been extended till June 26