The Haryana government is trying to come up with a scheme under which books of the students will be kept in the school and they won't have to carry their bags. From the commencing academic session the scheme will initially be implemented by the government in 50 schools. PK Das, additional chief secretary School Education, said "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 the new scheme
"The scheme will be implemented throughout the state after the success of the pilot project. Giving harsh punishments to children is inhuman and would not be tolerated. 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 programs not only strengthen the teacher-student relationship, but also make the learning atmosphere stress-free" Das said.
Das also urged teacher 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."
He also said "April should be devoted to learning through play under the Class Readiness Program."
Directions from CBSE
Few months back in order to reduce the pressure on the students CBSE directed the affiliated schools to ensure that students up to class 2 do not carry the bags and CBSE also told schools to put restrictions on the number of books prescribed from classes 1-8.