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D Shashi Kumar, general secretary, Associated Management of Primary and Secondary Schools in Karnataka, said, “The government should think scientifically before making such rules.
Three-year-olds are lugging around 3-kg bags, and the weight only goes up with the grade. No surprise that doctors find school students consulting them for pain and slipped discs.
Recently the state Department of Public Instruction (DPI) announced ‘No Bag Day’ will be implemented once a week in all schools from the next academic year.
They ask what happened to recommendations given by govt-appointed committee more than a year ago; Ask for more comprehensive plan that places accountability on schools