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Delhi Government Advisory To Schools Amid Heat Wave Warnings

The Directorate of Education in its circular also instructed schools to sensitise students to cover their heads during day time.

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Delhi Government issued guidelines on school preparedness for the ongoing summer amid predictions of upcoming heat waves in the national capital. 

As per an NDTV report, the circular stated that all the schools in Delhi recognized under the directorate of education need to ensure that there is no student assembly in the schools during the afternoon hours.

"As the daytime temperature in Delhi crosses more than 40 degrees Celsius during the summer season this is detrimental to the health of the children and adolescents studying in schools. The rise in temperature in NCR has led to the increased instance of heat-related illness," it said.

"All Govt/Govt aided/Pvt unaided schools recognized under the Directorate of Education will have to ensure availability of drinking water to students in the schools. Students should be given water breaks during classes," an official circular mentioned.

The Directorate of Education in its circular also instructed schools to sensitise students to cover their heads during day time.

"Sensitise students to cover their heads (use an umbrella, hat, cap, towel and other traditional head gears) during direct exposure to sunlight."  (when coming or leaving the school)


It further directed schools in case of any student with a case of heat-related illness to report to a nearby hospital or health facility.

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