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Punjab Government: On 22nd May, Education Minister of Punjab Vijay Inder Singla announced that all the government, semi-government and private schools of the state will remain closed from May 24 to June 23 for teachers, staff members and students.

“School Education Minister @VijayIndrSingla announced that all schools including government, semi-government and private schools across the state will remain closed for summer vacations from May 24 to June 23. Schools will remain closed for teachers and other staff also,” the Punjab Government tweeted.

Punjab Government announces vacation for school students
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On Friday, the government announced that free uniforms will be distributed to over 13 lakh students studying in Class 1 to 8. Therefore, education department has released 80.92 crore rupees for it.

Both boys and girls will be given the uniform. The boys will be given shirts, turban, trousers, caps, sweaters, socks and shoes. Girls will be given salwar-kameez, sweaters, shoes and socks.

Punjab Government announces vacation for school students
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In total 13,48,632 students will benefits from this scheme and out of those 7,65,024 are girls, boys from SC category are 5,08,436 and from BPL category are 75,172.

“Captain Amarinder Singh led state government has continuously been taking precautionary measures to ensure the safety of the students amid Covid-19 pandemic. Apart from providing the uniform at doorsteps, no students will be called in the schools for measurements. Instead, the staff would obtain the size from parents and provide free uniforms as per desired sizes,” Mr Singla said.

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