Haryana state government has decided to extend winter holidays in all schools up to 14th January 2018 in view of intense cold wave conditions. Now schools will open from Monday, 15th January 2018. Haryana education minister Ram Bilas Sharma said that in view of the severe cold, all government, government-aided and private schools will remain closed up to January 14. They were to re-open after the winter break on Monday (January 8). Notably, most parts of Haryana are reeling under biting cold for over a week, with minimum temperatures hovering between 2 degrees Celsius and 6 degrees Celsius while maximum temperatures have been settling in the range of 14 degrees Celsius to 18 degrees Celsius.