“Due to heavy and continuous rainfall in various parts of northern India, schools in Delhi, Gurugram, and Noida will remain closed on Monday as declared by the authorities.”
“Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced the closure of all schools in the national capital through a tweet in Hindi. He stated that due to heavy rainfall in the past two days and considering the meteorological department’s warnings, schools will remain closed on Monday.”
दिल्ली में पिछले 2 दिनों से हो रही मूसलाधार बरसात और मौसम विभाग की चेतावनियों को ध्यान में रखते हुए कल दिल्ली के सभी स्कूलों को एक दिन के लिए बंद किया जा रहा है।— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) July 9, 2023
As a result of the earlier announcement, authorities in Noida have also ordered the closure of schools in the district on Monday. The District Magistrate of Gautam Budh Nagar district, Manish Kumar Verma, issued the directive from the DM War Room.
Dr. Dharamveer Singh, the District School Inspector, has confirmed that all schools, including those affiliated with different boards, from class 1 to class 12, will remain closed on July 10 as per the orders.
जनपद में भारी वर्षा को दृष्टिगत रखते हुए 10 जुलाई 2023 को जनपद के सभी बोर्डों के कक्षा एक से कक्षा 12 तक की स्कूल बंद रहेंगे .— DM G.B. Nagar (@dmgbnagar) July 9, 2023
Likewise, the office of the District Magistrate in Gurugram issued an advisory announcing the closure of schools in the district.
The advisory stated that all government and private schools, including play schools, in Gurugram district should remain closed on 10th July for the safety and security of the students and the greater public interest.
Gurugram district administration issues an advisory stating “All Government and Private Schools (including Play schools etc.) falling in Gurugram district are hereby directed to remain closed tomorrow i.e. on 10th of July in larger public interest and for safety & security of the… pic.twitter.com/Xv9s53jWSV— ANI (@ANI) July 9, 2023
Punjab’s Mohali and Patiala authorities have ordered the closure of all schools in the districts on Monday, following similar instructions.
Before CM Kejriwal’s announcement, Delhi Education Minister Atishi directed the Education Department to physically inspect all government schools for student safety. Atishi emphasized the unprecedented situation caused by continuous rainfall in Delhi recently.
Atishi also instructed the Education Secretary to execute her orders and submit a detailed report by tonight. “Our children’s safety is our top priority. Delhi government schools have gained the trust of millions of parents. We are committed to upholding that trust,” she stated.
Delhi experienced the heaviest rainfall in the past 40 years in the last two days, with a Yellow Alert issued for Sunday.