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News - Government Starts Pilot Project for Reducing Weight of School Bags

With weight of school bags becoming a major concern, the central government keeping in mind the benefits of students has said that "it was in favour of reducing the weight of bags."

That is why, the Government has initiated a Pilot Project in 25 Kendriya Vidyalayas.
Under the pilot project, The Government would be providing Digital Learning to children through Tablets.

The NCERT (National Council of Educational Research and Training) has recommended only Two books (language and mathematics) for classes 1 and 2 and three books for classes 3 to 5, it has also made available all their textbooks for free access through the web and mobile devices.

Central Board for Secondary Education Directions to Schools:

  • The Central Board for Secondary Education (CBSE) has directed schools affiliated to it to ensure that students do not carry school bags till Class 2.
  • CBSE has advised all its affiliated schools to take all possible measures to keep the weight of school bag under control.

Here's what HRD Minister Said:

Kendriya Vidyalaya Sangathan has taken a number of steps to promote digital learning in its Vidyalayas.
To begin with, all students of Class VIII in 25 Kendriya Vidyalayas (One Kendriya Vidyalayas in each region) shall be provided with good quality tablets on pilot basis.
"The students will use these tablets as also their teachers for Mathematics and Science for enhancing their core skills in these subjects".....HRD Minister said in recent PTI report

Recently, many state governments have also taken steps in this direction. Maharashtra has started digital schools and more than 50,000 schools are being upgraded on digital education....Javadekar.


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