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Education(S) dept introduces ‘No School Bag Day’ for all students reading in class I to VIII

by Jeet Akoijam
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Imphal, Sept 4

The Department of Education (Schools) Government of Manipur has introduced ‘No School Bag’ day for students reading in Class I to VIII. An Office memorandum regarding the matter has been issued by the State Education (S) Department.

As per the office memorandum students reading in Class 1 to VIII in all Government and private school will carry no school bag on every working Saturday.

The decision has been taken up in view of the long term physical and mental effects of carrying heavy School Bags every day by the young students reading in Classes 1 to 8 causing lots of inconveniences, health problems and discomfort to them.

The office memorandum signed by T. Ranjit Singh Commissioner, Education (S) Department said that the students in the categories of Classes 1 to 8 are found to be always engaged with the routine works related to school curriculum/syllabi, additional home work assignments thereby finding hard to find any quality time for life skill activities including games and sports, extra co-curricular activities, etc which can help in their holistic personality development and growth.

“The Department of Education (Schools) is of the considered view the focus as on date will be more on the areas for providing a holistic development of the students by making Schools a joyful place for learning and considering the above circumstances and with an objective to reduce the excessive stress created amongst the students on the one hand and also to make schools a more conductive and joyful place, the Government have decided to declare every working Saturday as “NO SCHOOL BAG DAY”.

“The “No School Bag Day” shall be enforced in all categories of Schools including the Governmnet, Government Aided and Unaided/Private Schools for students in Classes 1 to 8. On all working Saturday, the students shall not carry any school bag and Schools shall ensure taking skill activities including extra co-curricular activities , games and sports, recreational activities, etc and make schools a more joy place of learning”, the office memorandum added.

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