City schools burden kids with heavy backpacks
Parents concerned, seek DSEK intervention
GK CITY REPORTER
Srinagar, Nov 17: Parents of students studying in various private schools in the City have expressed concern over heavy school backpacks saying it has affected health of their wards.
A delegation of parents told Greater Kashmir that their wards are facing problems because of carrying heavy schoolbags loaded with book to schools.
“My son who studies in 6th class, has developed back problems due to heavy backpacks. It is ironical that students have to carry the bags heavier than their body weight,” a parent complained.
The parents quipped that they are ready to purchase extra set of books, which can be kept at the schools.
“This way the students can be saved from the burden of carrying heavy schoolbags. Or the time table should be formulated in such a way that the students don’t have to carry all the books to schools,” they said.
The parents appealed Director School Education Kashmir, Sheikh Mushtaq to look into the matter in larger interests of the students.
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