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In new academic session, no school bags in 50 Haryana schools

Ranjeet S Jamwal | Chandigarh |

As part of the pilot project, children in 50 Haryana schools will not have to carry their school bags as their
books will be kept in the school.

Haryana education department would implement this new pilot scheme in 50 schools in the ensuing academic session. This scheme would be implemented throughout the state after the success of the pilot project.

This was disclosed by additional chief secretary, school education, PK Das, at division-level workshop of class readiness programme in Kurukshetra on Sunday.

He said that the department was committed towards fostering stress-free and joyful atmosphere in schools so that students may develop further interest in studies. Meting strict punishment out to children is inhuman and would not be tolerated, Das added.

He said that 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 programmes not only strengthen teacher-student relationship, but also make the learning atmosphere stress-free, the official said.

He urged teachers to implement the various schemes launched by the department and said that ‘Pravesh Utsav’ should be observed in th schools at the beginning of the academic session. Apart from this, April should be devoted to learning through play under the class readiness programme, Das added.