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Heatwave kills teacher in Delhi, association blames Arvind Kejriwal’s govt, extra classes

Teacher's health deteriorated and he was rushed to hospital | REUTERS photo for representation. Sketched by the Pan Pacific Agency.

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NEW DELHI, Jun 4, 2019, India Today. Delhi teacher died on Saturday after he could not bear the summer heat. The teacher taught Sanskrit at a school in Ambedkar Nagar. When he reached home after giving extra classes at the school, he felt unwell and later died, reported the India Today.

Uday Chopra, 48, lived in Molarband area and taught at Sarvodaya Bal Vidyalaya in Sector 4 of Ambedkar Nagar.

Most Delhi schools right now are having summer holidays but there are a few other schools holding extra and remedial classes.

On Saturday, when Uday Chopra returned home from the school, he started to feel unwell. According to his family members, his health deteriorated and was rushed to a hospital. He died on his way to the hospital.

DELHI GOVERNMENT RESPONSIBLE FOR HIS DEATH: TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION

The members of the Government School Teacher Association in Delhi have held the Delhi government responsible for Uday Chopra’s death.

According to Association’s president CP Singh, the Delhi government did not approve of the Association’s request to not put teachers on duty as the temperatures reached around 45 degrees Celsius in the last few days.

The Association said that the heat and the stress that followed were the reasons behind Uday Chopra’s death.

TOTAL SHUT OFF OF SCHOOLS IN DELHI DURING SUMMERS: TEACHERS’ ASSOCIATION

According to the Association’s secretary Sanjay Dahiya, government schools should stay completely closed during summers as any action otherwise might threaten the lives of teachers and students both.

The Association’s secretary said that the heat also discomforts the students and it leads to disinterest in the lessons.

According to Sanjay Dahiya, only 30 per cent of the children are coming to the summer camp.

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