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Odisha to introduce lightning and thunderstorm awareness as topics in school
 – 24 January, 2019
Odisha government will soon introduce lightning and thunderstorm awareness as a topic in school syllabus to teach the students about safety during such situations.
 
The idea to include lighting awareness as a topic in school syllabus was given during the ‘International Conference on Thunderstorm and Lightning in Tropics’. The Education Minister Badri Narayan Patra has assured that his department will take the necessary steps to educate the students.
The government plans to teach students about the do’s and don’ts during a thunderstorm. This move will help save the lives of people and bust numerous myths surrounding lightning. Thunderstorms and lightning have killed many people in Odisha and 2018 witnessed a 15% increase in the number of deaths due to thunderstorm.
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