Center instructs states for ‘bagless’ days for school children


In line with the provisions of the National Education Policy (NEP) 2020, the centre has instructed states to provide for at least 10 ‘bagless’ days for children in Class 1-12 each month and introduce vocational training for students in Class 6-12. Vocational training could include engagement with local professionals and artisans, such as agriculturists, horticulturists, carpenters and potters. The Education Ministry has sent letter to all the school education secretaries to follow the instructions and also informed that from Class 1-10, the weight of the school bag should not exceed 10 percent of the student’s weight and students in pre-primary classes should not be made to carry bags to schools.