The Sikkim government has decided to reopen all schools in the Himalayan state from October 19 in a graded manner, an official here said.

Bhim Thatal, a nodal officer of the education department’s public relations and publicity wing, said on Thursday that winter holidays will be done away with completely this year, and classes will be held six days a week, with Saturday being a half day.

All notified government holidays, however, will be in place, Thatal said. The current academic session will conclude by February 13, 2021, and the next will commence two days after, on February 15, he said.

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