Students still over-burdened with School Bags

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Published on December 3, 2021 by

Despite guidelines from the government, students still find their school bags heavy

Bengaluru: Many students still find their school bags heavy enough to even cause several health issues.
Despite several guidelines issued by the government, students have tight timetables,
demanding students to bring many books to school. Even the parents feel concerned about
their wards, who observe a slight bend in their posture. The School Bag policy 2020 states the
weight of school bags shouldn’t be more than 10% of the student’s body with no bags for pre-
primary students. Lockers for books are mandatory but very few schools have them.
However, the teachers say they try to make necessary attempts. But, a survey from NCERT
reveals that students on an average carry 2-3kgs more than what they should. Health experts
say this issue should be taken seriously as heavy weight can lead to back and spine issues.

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