Haryana government planning to do away with school bags: Students will no more carry bags and books to schools

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Students will no more carry bags and books to schools : The Haryana government is planning to come up with a new pilot scheme under which students will not be carrying bags and their books would be kept in schools.

The Haryana government is planning to come up with a new pilot scheme under which students will not be carrying bags and their books would be kept in schools. The scheme will be implemented in 50 schools in the state for the upcoming academic session. Additional Chief Secretary, School Education, P K Das said that the education department has always worked towards fostering stress-free and joyful atmosphere in schools so that students may develop further interest in studies.

Positive response to ‘bag free’ days

“The scheme will be implemented throughout the state after the success of the pilot project,” he said. Giving harsh punishments to children is inhuman and would not be tolerated, he added. Das said that for the last few months Saturdays were being observed as bag-free “Joyful Saturday” in schools in the state, which had received overwhelming response.

“Such programmes not only strengthen the teacher-student relationship, but also make the learning atmosphere stress-free,” he said.

He urged teachers to implement the various schemes launched by the department and said that “Pravesh Utsav” should be observed in the schools at the beginning of the academic session. Apart from this, April should be devoted to learning through play under the Class Readiness Programme, Das said.

CBSE’s directions

Few months back, in order to reduce the pressure from students, the CBSE has directed its affiliated schools to ensure that students do not carry school bags till class 2 and also put restriction on the number of books to be prescribed in classes 1-8.

 

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