Bhubaneswar: In view of the prevailing heat wave condition across the state with the para going above 40 degree celcius in most of the districts, Odisha Government today extended the summer vacation of all schools functioning in the state by another four days till June 25.
The schools which were scheduled to re-open on June 21 after the end of the summer vacation will now re-open on June 25, Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik himself announced today.
Earlier, the summer vacation was extended for three days. The schools which were scheduled to re-open on June 18 after the end of the summer vacation were re-scheduled to re-open on June 21 by School and Mass Education (S&ME) department on June 16.
The S&ME secretary had said that the summer vacation would be further extended if the heat wave condition continues to prevail across the state.
The decision to extend the summer vacation for the second time was taken in view of the rise in the temperature across the state during the last couple of days despite the onset of monsoon.
Meanwhile, the Regional Meteorological Centre, Bhubaneswar, has issued heat wave alert for several districts in the state for the next five days.