In a welcome move, the Uttar Pradesh government is examining a proposal, wherein students in state-run schools will not have to carry their bags to school on Saturdays. The proposal to declare a “no school bag day” on Saturdays in state-run schools was introduced during a meeting chaired by Deputy Chief Minister Dinesh Sharma. The proposal says that every Saturday, students will be allowed to come to school without having to carry their school bags. The proposal reasons that such a day will help students focus on creative activities. The proposal also says that it will help improve relations between students and teachers and help students in their personality development.
Earlier, UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath had put an end to the khaki dress code in government schools. In the new session, from July onwards, students will be seen in a new uniform that would have pink-and-white check shirt with brown collar and brown trousers. A similar color scheme will also be applicable for girls. Girl students at the senior level will wear brown salwar, red kurta with a brown dupatta. It may be recalled that the khaki uniform was introduced by the SP government when it came to power in 2012.