Reduce burden of heavy school bags: MP CM urges PM Modi

Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps to reduce the load of bags carried by school children.

PTI| Last Updated: Jun 28, 2014, 00:38 AM IST

Bhopal: Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan on Friday urged Prime Minister Narendra Modi to take steps to reduce the load of bags carried by school children.
"I urged visionary Prime Minister Modiji and (HRD Minister) Smriti Irani for steps to reduce the weight of bags carried by school children at the age of two-and-a-half years," Chouhan said.

The chief minister was speaking at the second convocation ceremony of the Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER) here, where President Pranab Mukherjee was present as the Chief Guest.
Chouhan also said on the occasion that steps should be taken to ensure that children learn in a natural manner.