In an attempt to encourage enhancement in the enrollment in Government schools, the State Project Director Samagra Shiksha Arun Manhas on Tuesday distributed specially designed school bags with educational desks among more than 750 school going children of first and second primary in in education zone Gulab Bagh, Srinagar.
A statement issued by the Chief Education Officer Srinagar, Naseer Ahmad Malik said that field officer Samagra Shiksha Peerzada Mushtaq Ahmad, DEPO Srinagar, Ghulam Rasool Mir and Nighat Mufti ZEO Gulab Bagh were also present.
These school bags have been approved by Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India for the year 2018-19 under innovative head of Samagra Shiksha and are being distributed among 2.50 lakh children across State.
“It has been observed that children who sit for long hours in classes without desks develop poor posture and eye sight problems and these school bags have been designed to cater to the needs of the children and to prevent them from health problems that may arise due to bad body posture while studying with hunchback posture,” the statement reads.
The school bag has two compartments for keeping books, lunch box, a water bottle pouch and an extra pouch for keeping stationary.
“It is a lightweight bag with educational desk easy for students to carry and also use it at home,” the handout reads.
The State Project Director also visited KGBV Panchkarwari which is presently under execution through engineering wing of School Education Department. He directed the executing agency to accelerate the pace of construction work to ensure the completion of the KGBV by August 2019.
The SPD also visited kindergarten established in Middle school Panchkarwari to take stock of the performance
During his visit, the children of KG class also displayed some colorful activities which were highly eulogized by the State Project Director.
The SPD assured the School management of providing certain facilities for which the demands were put forth by the staff and the students.