The National Commission for Protection of Child Rights (NCPCR) has asked the state government to provide lockers to children in state-run schools and take up several other measures to reduce weight of school bags. Earlier CBSE has prescribed a series of guidelines for its affiliated schools to reduce weight of school bags.
“Several studies have revealed the adverse effects of heavy school bags that children have to carry every day to school. NCPCR is also receiving representation of parents regarding the matter of heavy bags,” reads the letter from NCPCR to the state government.
The rights body for children recommended a series of steps like to ensure the weight of school bag is not more than 10 % of the weight of the child. Children in pre-primary classes should not carry any book or notebook to the school.
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