Telangana Govt. declares early summer vacations in wake of intense heat wave

Submitted by alvin on Fri, 2016-04-15 11:16 Hyderabad: The Telangana Government has directed that all schools in the state to begin their summer vacations a week earlier than scheduled in wake of the intense heat wave sweeping across the state. The Department of School Education has in a notice issued to the schools asked them to begin the vacation from April 17 instead of April 24 as scheduled earlier. "Due to high day temperatures recorded in the state and taking feedback from District Collectors, and also considering the demand of parents of the school children, it is decided to declare holidays to all schools functioning under government/ local bodies/ private managements from 16.4.2016 and the summer vacation is rescheduled from 16.4.2016 to 12.6.2016 instead of 24.4.2016 to 12.6.2016," the notice issued by the office of the director of school education said. As many as 66 people have lost their lives due to sunstroke in Telangana so far. As per the figure released by the Telangana Government, the maximum number of deaths has taken place in Mahabubnagar where 28 people lost their lives. Around 2,500 people had lost their lives in Andhra Pradesh and Telangana last year due to heat wave. (ANI)