Pradeep Pattanayak

The Odisha School and Mass Education department announced a change in the timing of classes in Schools across the State from April 2. As per the School and Mass Education department, the decision has been taken to mitigate the impact of the heat wave in the State.

Keeping the soaring temperature in view, the School and Mass Education department on Saturday directed that all educational institutions including government, government-aided and privately-managed schools should have morning classes from 7 AM to 11.30 AM. 

Besides this, the school authorities have also been directed to ensure the availability of safe drinking water, ORS packets and make other necessary arrangements. 

The Collectors and District Magistrates have also been directed to keep a close tab on the heat wave conditions. They have been authorised to modify the instructions as per the situation on the ground.

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