New School Bag Policy: It is important to reduce the weight of Students' bag
According to the School Bag Policy, 2020, school students' bags should not exceed 10 percent of their body weight, as well as the school bag convention for students studying in pre-primary classes.
New Delhi: Recently two Union Territories have issued a circular to all schools to follow the New School Bag Policy, 2020 issued by the National Council of Educational Research and Training. According to this circular, it is mandatory for teachers to inform students in advance which books and notebooks are to be brought to school on a particular day.
New School bag Policy:
It is the duty and responsibility of the school management to provide sufficient amount of quality potable water to all the students, so that the students do not need to bring a bottle of water from their home.
According to the School Bag Policy, 2020, school students' bags should not exceed 10 percent of their body weight, as well as the school bag convention for students studying in pre-primary classes. According to this, schooling of children of first and second grade 1.6 to 2.2 kg, 1.7 to 2.5 kg for third to fifth, two to three kg for sixth and seventh, two and a half to four kg for eighth and two and a half for ninth and tenth.
Bag will weigh four and a half kg. At the same time, for the children of 11th and 12th class, the minimum of three and a half kg and maximum of five kg will be.
Demand of reducing school bag weight:
Actually, there was a demand for years to reduce the weight of the settlements of school children. In the year 1993, the Yashpal Committee also recommended to the Government of India to reduce the burden of children's bags and curriculum. In 2006, the Bombay High Court also directed that the burden of school children should be one-tenth of the weight of children. In the year 2016, CBSE also asked all schools to take necessary steps in this regard.