Srinagar, Mar 11 : All colleges and schools, including primary and Higher Secondary, reopened on Monday after remaining closed for about 3-month-long winter vacation in Kashmir valley, which recorded heavy snowfall this season.
Despite chilly weather conditions due to wet weather, students from Primary to Higher Secondary schools were seen marching towards their respective schools, some of them in colourful uniforms.
The students were eager to get back to school after staying home for about 3-month long winter break, which was extended several times by the authorities, citing bad weather conditions.
“I want to see my classmates. I can’t wait to reach school and greet my teachers. First day of the school is very exciting as we get to meet our friends and teachers after months,” Rehmat-Ullah, a class 3rd student, said, while waiting for his school bus at Rainawari.
Similarly, all colleges, including Women’s college, Amar Singh college, SP college, in the valley reopened on Monday, when students could be seen greeting each others in their campuses.
The schools were closed for the winter vacation in December last year. The education institutes were scheduled to reopen in the first week of March. However, authorities delayed the opening of schools and colleges several times, citing bad weather.
This winter, Kashmir valley received record snowfall and the minimum temperature remained below sub-zero during most part of the last about three months. UNI