Karnataka: Heavy rains in coastal districts, holiday declared for schools

The Dakshina Kannada district declared a holiday for all government, aided, unaided primary and high schools in view of heavy rains.

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Press Trust of India | May 19, 2022 - 7:52 p.m. IST
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MANGALURU: A holiday was declared for schools in Dakshina Kannada district on Thursday for a second day in view of heavy rains, Deputy Commissioner K V Rajendra said. Normal life was thrown out of gear in the district since Wednesday with the heavy downpour due to the low pressure in the Bay of Bengal.

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To ensure safety of school children, a holiday was declared for on Thursday to all government, aided, unaided primary and high schools. Rajendra said the decision was taken considering the difficulties of children in rural areas. The status quo can be maintained if children have reached schools in urban areas, he said. Meanwhile, Udupi Deputy Commissioner M Kurma Rao also instructed schools to take a decision on declaring a holiday as heavy rains were continuing in the twin coastal districts.

Meanwhile in Assam, the Higher Secondary first year (class 11) examinations starting from Wednesday have been suspended partially due to floods and extensive damage caused by heavy rains in the last few days. The Assam Higher Secondary Education Council (AHSCE), which conducts the exams, in a notification issued on Tuesday informed all the heads of the institutions under it that the Higher Secondary first year examinations to be held till Saturday are suspended until further order.


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