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Amid rising demand for early winter vacations, Admin says formal order in a day or two

 Amid rising demand for early winter vacations, Admin says formal order in a day or two

Vacations for primary level likely from Nov 25; issue under consideration, final call soon: LG’s Advisor

Riyaz Bhat

Srinagar, Nov 22 (KNO): Amid demand and suggestions of early winter vacations in Kashmir valley in view of bad weather conditions, authorities on Wednesday said that it will likely announce vacations for primary level classes from November-25.

Official sources informed the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the vacation for primary level classes was highly considered. “Most likely, winter vacations up to 5th standard will be from November-25,” the official said.

The official also said that the winter vacations for other classes will likely commence after the first week of December for Middle classes and second week of December for high and secondary level classes respectively.

Meanwhile, Divisional Commissioner, Kashmir, Vijay Kumar Bidhuri said that the winter vacation for schools in Kashmir will be announced in a day or two as they are seriously considering the issue.

While speaking with reporters, Bidhuri said that the decision to announce the vacation will be made after considering various factors, including the impact of vacation on the academic calendar of students.

He said that the vacations will be announced in a phased manner, with primary schools being the first to close, followed by middle and higher schools.

“The exact dates for the vacation will be announced in a day or two,” he said.

The Divisional Commissioner also assured that the government is committed to ensuring that the academic calendar of students does not suffer as a result of the vacation.

In the meantime, advisor to Lieutenant Governor, Rajiv Rai Bhatnagar told KNO that the concerned authorities will take a call soon in this regard.

“The matter of winter vacation is being highly considered and we are also keeping tabs on the syllable and other important factors before announcing early winter vacation,” he said—(KNO)

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