Now Saturdays will be “No Bag Days” in the government schools across Rajasthan. Saturdays will now be dedicated to activities and customary academic classes will not be taking place. The day will now be dedicated for activities related to happiness therapy, literature and culture, sports, personality development, moral values, scout, tips to stay healthy etc.
Furthermore, parent-teacher meetings would take place on Saturdays to keep parents abreast of the progress of their wards.
The announcement in this regard was made by the Chief Minister of Rajasthan, Sri Ashok Gehlot.
The state is not the first or the only state which has adopted the “No Bag day” concept in the schools. State of Andhra Pradesh, Karnataka, Manipur have adopted “No Bag Day” in varying degrees.
Saturdays, as No bag Days are reported to be well received among the students and their participation in co-curricular activities has reportedly increased. The concept is believed to lower the stress levels of the teachers as well and is also noted for the opportunity it affords them to get involved with the students on an individual level.
Experts believe that with formats like these, government schools, which generally do not have the culture of vibrant co-curricular practice, will change for the better. With the development of the will and interest in the extra-curricular activities in the students and the teachers, Infrastructure will also get upgraded and the government schools will in future come at par with the private schools as far as the culture of co-curricular practice is concerned.
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