Due to incessant rainfall causing severe disruptions in daily life, schools in various states have been forced to close temporarily. The national capital, Delhi, along with Bihar, Uttarakhand, Himachal Pradesh, and Rajasthan, are experiencing heavy rainfall, resulting in overflowing rivers, flooded roads, and significant inconvenience for residents.
In Delhi, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Twitter that all schools would remain closed on Monday due to continuous heavy rain and the advice from the Meteorological Department. In Himachal Pradesh’s Nainital district, both government and private schools for grades 1-12 will remain closed from July 10 to July 13, 2023, due to heavy rains causing landslides, flooded rivers, and road blockages.
Punjab Congress President Amarinder Singh Raja Wading has also urged the Punjab government to close all schools in the state for the next three days, considering the continuous rainfall and the risk of flooding. However, as of now, no official orders have been issued by the state government regarding school closures.
In Himachal Pradesh, where heavy rains have caused significant damage and loss of life, the state government has issued a warning. All schools, universities, and educational institutions in the state have been instructed to remain closed until July 11, 2023, to ensure the safety of students and staff.
Additionally, following a school collapse in Delhi due to heavy rains, the city’s Education Minister, Atishi Marlena, has ordered immediate inspections of all government schools and requested a detailed report on their condition.
The closure of schools aims to prioritize the safety and well-being of students, teachers, and staff members during this challenging weather situation.