Hyderabad: The Telangana Education Department has approved a government order which caps the weight of school bags for students in primary schools.
As per the new rule, students up to class five will not be required to carry bags weighing more than five kilos.
This new order has been welcomed by faculties from the teaching sector.
While speaking to ANI, Manjulatha Narra, the principal of a government school said, "It's a very good decision and all schools should implement it. Private schools give lot of work, so they should implement this. In our schools, we have digital classrooms where they are learning easily," hinting at digital classrooms will replace heavy school bags.
"As a teacher, I'm in for this motion as this will help students health wise. We have tiny kids in the class and the bags weigh more than then at times," Naina, a primary school teacher, was quoted as saying.
Telangana has 42,632 private and government schools.