Recent downfall in the temperature to as low as 2 degree Celsius, the Delhi government has asked the schools to increase the winter break till January 19. The chilly weather in the national capital region and low degree of temperature has forced the government for such decision.
The government has asked the schools which are controlled by NDMC, MCD and Delhi Cantonnment Board that they must take their own call considering the drop in the temperature. Some of the private schools have already extended the winder break and some are considering taking the step.
Schools such as Sardar Patel Vidyalaya and Springdales Pusa Road are not making any alterations in their holiday schedule as of now.
The Directorate of Education (DoE) has sent a circular which states that the cold conditions and weather forecast by meteorological department, it has been decided to extend the winter break for primary classes (Classes KG to V) from January 16-19 in all government and government aided schools.
The DoE has also directed the schools to allow full sleeves or full legged clothing even other than school uniform.
Today, Delhi recorded the coldest day of this winter season as the icy winds led to the temperature dip to a low of 2 degrees Celsius.