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JammuPetition filed seeking declaration of summer vacation in schools

Petition filed seeking declaration of summer vacation in schools


, May 27 (UNI) In light of the severe heat wave currently affecting the summer zones of Jammu Kashmir, an activist, Raman Sharma on Monday filed a petition with the National Human Rights Commission (NHRC).
Sharma's petition urgently calls for the declaration of summer vacations in schools across the region to safeguard the and well-being of school-going children.
The activist in request to the NHRC highlighted the distressing impact of the relentless high temperatures on school going.
He pointed out that many Schools lack adequate cooling facilities, turning them into oppressive environments that pose significant health risks such as dehydration, heat exhaustion, and heat strokes.
In his petition addressed to NHRC Chairman Justice Arun Kumar Mishra, Sharma emphasized the immediate need for intervention of the Commission to direct the Jammu and Kashmir Government and the Department of School to declare Summer Vacations at an earliest.
He stressed that declaring summer vacations at the given time is a proactive measure necessary to protect children, parents, and educational staff from the hazardous conditions.
“The health and safety of our children should be of paramount importance,” Sharma stated.
“Immediate action is crucial to prevent further risk of heat-related illnesses and to ensure the overall well-being of the school community.”
Sharma, urged the NHRC to recognize the urgency of the circumstances and to take swift action to address this pressing issue.


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