June 13, 2024

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Rescheduling Monsoon Breaks in Himachal Pradesh Schools Ensures Safety Amidst Severe Weather Conditions

In the wake of unprecedented rains, flash floods, and landslides causing significant damage to roads and infrastructure in Himachal Pradesh, authorities have taken measures to prioritize the safety and security of students and employees. The Government and Private Schools affiliated with the HP Board of School Education have decided to reschedule and adjust the monsoon breaks for the current session.

The revised schedule for the monsoon breaks in various districts is as follows:

1. Kullu District:

– Existing Schedule: 23.07.2023 to 14.08.2023

– Revised Schedule: 10.07.2023 to 01.08.2023

-Duration: 23 days

2. Lahaul & Spiti District:

– Existing Schedule: 17.07.2023 to 27.08.2023

– Revised Schedule: 10.07.2023 to 01.08.2023

– Duration: 42 days

3. Kinnaur, Pangi, and Bharmour (Tribal Areas)and other winter closing schools:

– Existing Schedule: 22.07.2023 to 27.07.2023

– Revised Schedule: 10.07.2023 to 15.07.2023

– Duration: 06 days

It is worth noting that every effort has been made to maintain the same total number of vacation days, ensuring that the overall teaching days remain unchanged.

For other schools not falling under specific districts, including those affiliated with CBSE/ICSE or any other Education Board, the decision to close schools will be made at their discretion. Schools are advised to consider ongoing exams and local weather conditions while ensuring the safety and security of students and employees.

The rescheduling of monsoon breaks comes as a proactive step by the authorities to mitigate risks associated with the adverse weather conditions in the state. With the loss caused to roads and infrastructure, it is crucial to safeguard the well-being of students and staff.

The decision to adjust the monsoon breaks will allow schools to assess and address any potential risks posed by the prevailing weather situation. By rescheduling the breaks, schools can ensure that students and employees are not exposed to hazardous conditions, such as heavy rainfall, landslides, or flooding.

The state government acknowledges the challenges faced by schools in such circumstances and emphasizes the need for prioritizing the safety of students and employees. These rescheduled breaks provide an opportunity for schools to focus on maintenance and repair work, ensuring that the educational institutions are in prime condition once the academic session resumes.

It is essential for all concerned parties to take note of these revised schedules and comply accordingly. By adhering to the revised monsoon break schedules, schools can play their part in ensuring the well-being of students and staff, while also minimizing any disruptions to the academic calendar.