To shed-off weight from the kid’s shoulders, South Delhi Municipal Corporation (SDMC) has introduced a once-a-week “bagless day” in their schools.
Briefing to the media, and the need to promote the extra-curricular activities, SDMC mayor Kamaljeet Sehrawat said: “One day in a week will be reserved for activities such as quizzes, puzzle-solving and sports when students will not have to bring their bags to school.”
“Under the smart learning programme, we have introduced the concept of a bagless day when students will be encouraged to participate in extracurricular activities. This is an attempt to provide a different module of learning for better performance,” said Sehrawat.
“We are yet to decide the different types of activities on a bagless day. It will be introduced from the upcoming academic session,” she added.
The SDMC caters to around 581 schools and about 3 lakh students in South Delhi. According to the insiders, the north and east corporations are also planning to follow SDMC’s lead in their schools.
“Our focus is mainly on improving the quality of education at SDMC schools. There is a dip in enrollment due to mushrooming of public schools but in the few schools where we have introduced smart learning for children, we have received a good response,” Sehrawat said.