Goa : The directorate of education has curtailed the Diwali and Christmas vacations for all schools for the academic year 2020-21, to be able to make up for the academic time lost due to the pandemic .While the Diwali holidays have been cut down by eight days, schools will get two fewer days of the Christmas break. The original Diwali vacation was to be from November 9 to 28. Now, the break will begin on November 9 and end on November 20. However, schools have been allowed a discretionary holiday on November 26, on the occasion of tulsi vivah.
“Due to Covid-19 pandemic situation globally, it has been decided to review the Diwali and Christmas vacations for schools under jurisdiction of this directorate for the academic year 2020-21,” director of education Santosh Amonkar said in a circular issued on Friday.The instruction is applicable to government, aided and unaided schools from the primary to the higher secondary school level, including special schools.
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