Amid the soaring temperature in the Valley, the parents of the students are demanding announcement of summer vacations in educational institutions up to higher secondary level.

The parents told that the students were facing inconveniences in the schools given the rising temperature with each passing day as the educational institutions and buses are not fully equipped with the proper arrangements. They told that the students up to primary classes were worst sufferers in the intense heat wave.

The parents said the authorities in school education department should consider their appeal and announce summer vacations for schools for one week which can be extended accordingly in accordance with the prevailing temperature in Kashmir.