In Dakshina Kannada district, a second day off for schools was declared Thursday due to heavy rains, Deputy Commissioner KV Rajendra said. Normal life in the district has been thrown out of circulation since Wednesday with the heavy rain showers caused by the low pressure in the Bay of Bengal.
To ensure the safety of schoolchildren, a public holiday was declared on Thursday for all government-supported independent primary and secondary schools. Rajendra said the decision was made in view of the difficulties faced by children in rural areas. The status quo can be maintained once children have reached schools in urban areas, he said. Meanwhile, Udupi’s deputy commissioner M Kurma Rao also ordered schools to make a decision about declaring a holiday as heavy rains continued in the two coastal districts.
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