Tweeples React Strongly To Odisha Govt Revoking Summer Holidays Extension Orders
Bhubaneswar: On June 18, just a day ahead of reopening of schools in Odisha, the School & Mass Education department released a notification stating that the summer holidays have been extended till June 25 and schools would re-open on June 26 in view of the prevailing heat wave conditions. A day later on June 20, the department again released a fresh notice mentioning that it has advanced the reopening of the schools to June 21 due to improved weather conditions with the onset of monsoon.
However, the government’s decision to extend summer vacation by a week and immediately revoking the same order a day later to start session from June 21 was not welcomed by all.
While many are of the opinion that advancing holidays will be bothersome for students, teachers and parents, a tweeple questioned whether Odisha is a synonym of Bhubaneswar.
Such a query was raised as hot weather conditions still prevail in some Western districts of Odisha and the government justified in its notification that reopening dates have been rescheduled in view of the improved weather conditions.
Amid the chaotic situation, let’s have a look at some of the responses..
Meanwhile, reopening of schools damaged by cyclone Fani in Puri district seems uncertain as no tangible progress has been made towards restoration of school infra which was devastated in the cyclone. Reports claimed that over 2000 schools in the district have been damaged by the extremely severe cyclonic storm which struck Odisha coast on May 3.
With the government making tall claims that students will attend classes in neighbouring schools, in case restoration work in their respective schools is not complete, concerns have now been raised over such a ‘miscalculated move’. Courtesy, the damage due to Fani has been so extensive that almost all the schools still wear the same battered look.