Vikash Sharma

In light of the intense spell of heatwave conditions in the state, the Odisha government has announced school closures for three days on Wednesday. As per a notification issued by the I&PR department, the schools in Odisha will remain closed for a period of three days till April 20, 2024.

It is pertinent to mention here that Odisha is witnessing an intense spell of heatwave conditions which has adversely affected normal life.

As per the state government annoucement, all the schools including government and private schools will remain closed till April 20, 2024.

Earlier, a lot of guardians were also demading closure of schools as it was affecting the children to return home in scorching heat and humid conditions after the school hours. 

"Though morning classes are being conducted till 10:30 am, it is hard to return home as already the state is experiencing intense heatwave conditions since morning hours," said a guardian.