J&K students to miss PM's speech on Teachers' Day

Students of Jammu and Kashmir will not be able to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address tomorrow on the occasion of Teachers' Day as the state government has ordered closure of all the schools in view of heavy rain and floods.

Srinagar: Students of Jammu and Kashmir will not be able to listen to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's address tomorrow on the occasion of Teachers' Day as the state government has ordered closure of all the schools in view of heavy rain and floods.

The decision to close all government and private schools of the state was taken at a cabinet meeting which met here with Chief Minister Omar Abdullah in the chair.

"The Cabinet ordered closure of government and private schools and colleges in the state till September 7," an official spokesman said after the meeting.

The schools shall reopen on September 8.

"The closure has been ordered to ensure safety of school going children," an official spokesman said.

Heavy rains have been lashing the state for the past three days leaving several parts flooded.

At least 20 people have lost their lives and 45 are still missing.

The closure of schools means that students of the state will not be able to listen to Modi's address which he is scheduled to make tomorrow. 

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