The burden of children's bags will be less than Bal Vatika: School Education Minister
Employment News- Under the National Education Policy, now the burden of school children's bags will be reduced. State's Minister of State for School Education, Inder Singh has said that the burden of bags will be eliminated in the schools of the state under the 'Bal Vatika Kalpana' of the National Education Policy. Firstly it will be implemented in pre-primary classes. After this gradually the burden of bags will be reduced in all the classes. In this regard, on the instructions of the Minister of State for School Education, the department is busy making rules. Apart from this, they will issue instructions to the School Education Department and get the rules to be followed.
Let us inform that the children of CBSE schools across the state are struggling with the increasing burden of bags more than the burden of studies. The new School Bag Policy 2020 released by the Ministry of Education in December 2020 states that the weight of school bags of students from classes 1 to 10 should not exceed 10 per cent of their body weight, but not to be followed by CBSE schools. Used to be. Children across the state including Bhopal are lifting three to five times more weight than the prescribed standard. This has come to the fore during the tour done by the MP Children's Commission in 38 districts of the state. In some schools, the weight of school bags of primary children has been found to be 20 to 30 kg, while the standard weight is up to 2.5 kg. In this regard, the Children's Commission has written a letter to the Collector recommending the implementation of the rule.
will be implemented in all classes
Controlling the weight of bags under National Education Policy and Bal Vatika Kalpana will be implemented in all classes. Rules are being made in this regard. For this, the District Education Officer will be the nodal officer in all the districts. However, lockers will be made for children in CM Rise Schools, in which children will be able to keep their copy-books.
According to the National Education Policy, work is being done on the weight of the bags under the Bal Vatika scheme in pre-primary classes. This will naturally weigh down the bag. Rules will also be made to implement it.
- Inder Singh Parmar, Minister of State for School Education, MP