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All primary and secondary students (class 1-12) studying in government schools of Uttar Pradesh will be free from carrying weight of bags to school on Saturday.

The Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) government has decided that penultimate day of week will be 'Funday' with involving children in joyful activities.

Government aim is  to overall personality development of the child besides developing a positive teacher-student relationship

Uttar Pradesh Deputy Chief Minister and also holds secondary and higher education ministry said meeting held with education officials of UP and Haryana where he discussed the outcome of asking students to come without bags on Saturday. "A day without bags in schools is also looked would give relief to students who carry heavy bags that affect head, neck, trunk and the lower limb, changing the overall posture of their body," this was a common refrain during the meeting.

Besides, various surveys have found out that children today carry bags that are nearly 30-40% of their body weight, while according to guidelines, bags shouldn't weigh no more than 10% of their body weight.





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