Punjab and Chandigarh announce an extended winter break for schools due to severe cold conditions, prioritizing student safety. Chief Minister Bhagwant Mann declares closures until January 14, coordinating with Delhi’s temporary break for Nursery to Class 5. Delhi’s initial extension is retracted, illustrating the fluid decision-making in response to changing weather. The move reflects a regional concern for student well-being amid intensified cold waves. Chandigarh allows online classes for closed grades and maintains regular hours for Class IX to XII.