Schools reopened in Goa on June 5, thus beginning the new academic year on schedule.
After the summer vacation, parents are tasked with getting their children back on school routine.
And for children, who were laidback during the vacation, it is early to bed and early to rise daily.
For the little grown-up schoolgoers, it was time to catch up on what they did during their holidays.
Despite the heat, students looked happy and cheerful on the first day.
While some States have deferred reopening of schools due to soaring temperatures, Goa decided against it.
The reopening comes at a time when some of the self-help groups have refused to supply mid-day meals to schools unless their pending bills are cleared.
Unlike last year, there was no fear of Covid among children and their parents.