All schools and colleges reopened on Monday after two-weeks-long extended winter vacations.
Roads were abuzz with buses ferrying schoolchildren draped in colourful school uniforms. Students were seen rejoicing the reunion with their peers with hugs and handshakes.
“We take private tuition together during winter months but the excitement of joining peers in schools is altogether different,” said Danish,a student of governments model school School in G-8 area.
The schools were scheduled to re-open on January 1, but the vacations were extended by the government, which cited inclement weather as the reason. The first day in both government and private educational institutions was observed as welcome day.
The school children, particularly primary class students, were welcomed with toffees and sweets. While the majority of the students had a good time on the first day, some encountered inconvenience because coldness due to snow covered surrounding the capital.