UP govt considering 'no school bag day' on Saturdays

UP government takes weight off students with 'No Bag Saturdays'

UP government takes weight off students with 'No Bag Saturdays'

"It will be a committee of six mothers, from all sections of society, whose children are studying in that school", UP Basic Education Minister Anupma Jaiswal told PTI today.

"To ensure presence of teachers in schools, it has also been chose to put up their phone numbers with photographs in schools".

State government primary and secondary school students will not carry bags to school on Saturdays, as there will only be "joyful" activities for them on these days.Also, government boys' schools will be made co-educational.

The move is also aimed at taking load off students and encourage them to engage in fun activities, officials said, adding it will also help establish good rapport between students and teachers as well as help in their personality development, officials said.

From the session starting July, they will be seen in a new uniform comprising pink-and-white check shirt with brown collar and brown pants for boys and similar shirt with brown skirt for girls.

In an effort to promote extra-curricular activities among students, the Yogi Aditryanath government has decided to make Saturday a "Funday" by involving children in creative activities. Girl students at the senior level will wear brown salwar, red kurta with a brown dupatta.

New state CM Adityanath is extremely keen on delivering all the BJP promises of providing free books, uniform, shoes and school bags to poor students from 1 July to 10 July 2017.

These include 1.14 lakh primary schools (class I -V) and 54,000 upper primary schools (class VI-VIII). It may be recalled that the khaki uniform was introduced by the SP government when it came to power in 2012.

This is published unedited from the PTI feed.

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