Heat wave leads to rescheduling of school timing in Bihar

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Patna, Apr 28 (UNI) With people reeling under an unbearable heat wave condition for the past one week and no possibility of any immediate respite, the Bihar government today asked the school authorities to reschedule their timings.

In orders issued by Patna, Gaya, Muzaffarpur and other districts, all primary, middle and secondary schools had been asked to reschedule the timing of their classes.

As a result of the sweltering heat, with temperature crossing 43 degrees Celsius in the most parts of Bihar till yesterday,very few students attended classes, particularly in rural and semi urban areas.

Today's order, asking the school authorities to complete classes latest by 1100 hours, said if necessary the number of classes should be reduced to enable students, particularly primary students,to return home early.

Schools had also been asked to make arrangements for enough drinking water and the provision of first-aid in case of any student suffered a heat stroke, official sources said.

''The order is particulary meant for young school students in the wake of an unprecedeted heat wave in the state at this time of the year,'' the sources said and hoped that the order would remain in force till the weather condition improved.

Meanwhile, the dry weather condition had also affected business prospects in Patna and elsewhere as few people were venturing out.

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