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The timings of Jharkhand schools up to class 8 changed due to the rise in temperature | School news

According to the message, students from kindergarten to grade 8 will attend school from 7 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., while senior students from grades 9 to 12 will continue classes until 12 noon.

The decision also bans prayer gatherings or sports activities in the sun during this period. (Representative image / Pexels)

New Delhi: The Jharkhand government has announced a change in school timings due to heatwave-like conditions in the state. The new class schedule, which will come into effect from April 22, will require students from kindergarten to grade 8 to attend school from 7:00 a.m. to 11:30 a.m., while senior students from grades 9 to 12 will continue classes until 12:00 p.m. . This change applies to all types of government, non-government aided, unaided and private schools within the state. The decision also bans prayer gatherings or sports activities in the sun during this period, although midday meals will still be served. Furthermore, a separate decision will be announced regarding any educational losses during this period.

The IMD has already issued a heat wave warning for 15 districts in the state from April 20 to 22. Temperatures are expected to rise above 40 degrees Celsius in most parts of the state. On Saturday, Baharagora in West Singhbhum district recorded the highest maximum temperature in the state at 46.4 degrees Celsius. Several other districts also experienced high temperatures ranging from 42.4 to 45.4 degrees Celsius. Daltonganj was simmering at 43.6, Jamshedpur at 44.5, Godda at 43.9, Chaibasa at 42.6, Garhwa at 42.4, Deoghar at 43.4 and Bokaro (thermal) at one degree Celsius. Jharkhand’s capital Ranchi recorded a maximum temperature of 39.4 degrees Celsius.

The Ranchi Meteorological Center has also named several districts that are likely to be affected by the heatwave. They have stated that there is little chance of the maximum temperature dropping in the next two days. Abhishek Anand, in-charge of the Ranchi Meteorological Center, has stated that there is a slight chance of a decline in the maximum temperature over the next two days. After this, the temperature may drop by two to three degrees Celsius in southern and central parts of Jharkhand.

The weather department has advised people to stay indoors and only go out if it is very important. It has further advised people to stay hydrated, wear light-colored and loose-fitting cotton clothes and cover their heads with a cloth, hat or umbrella when outdoors.