An ever increasing burden of the school bags has always been one of the biggest concerns of our school education system. The country’s HRD minister is now planning to take steps to improve the situation.
While speaking at a CBSE event, HRD Minister Prakash Javadekar said that his ministry would soon come out with some norms to decrease the load of school bags over the children. He was quoted as saying, "I am going to reduce the weight of school bags... Carrying heavy bags is not necessary. It will definitely happen. We are preparing norms for CBSE schools that bundles of books and notebooks do not have to be needlessly carried."
The CBSE had already directed the schools that any student studying in class 2nd or lower must not bring any school bag. The board had also put a limit on the number of books to be carried by students studying till class 8th. The Ministry, however, is planning to bring in more comprehensive measures.
The minister is also planning to change the mechanism of project work allotted to children. He said that it is known that most of the projects are completed with the help of adults at home, rendering them useless for kids.
He noted, "...But the real education is where the child learns even if he makes a mistake. The seniors can guide though...The parents too need to be educated,"