CBSE: Lighten school bags for the good health of kids

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A school-going kid undergoes mental and physical pressure equal to that of an adult professional. Kids have to carry several note books and text books in order everyday. They are overburdened physically as they have to carry a heavy school bag on their backs and stressed mentally because they cannot leave a few books at home to lighten their bags. If they leave some of the books at home, they will be punished by their teachers.

There is a dire need to look into this issue of heavy school bags. Of course, the heavy school bag has been a burning question for a long time now; yet, the parents and teachers are yet to understand the seriousness of the issue. That is why, Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has once again asked schools and parents to reduce the weight of their kids' school bags.

Once the day's work is over, it is with great difficulty that an adult carries himself home due to extreme fatigue. Then, we can imagine the condition of a small child who is tired by the end of school hours and has to carry his heavy school bag home.

CBSE: Lighten school bags for the good of kids

One of the solutions to lighten the school bags provided by CBSE is to not give homework. Instead, kids can finish the day's academic work during school hours.

There are severe health hazards for kids who carry heavy school bags and they are as below:

  • if a kid carries a heavy bag on one side, it would bend the spine on one side which is not good for the physical posture of the kid
  • even keeping the heavy bag down when in class and carrying after classes are over can hurt the tender back bone of a kid
  • while carrying a heavy bag, a child bends forward which is very dangerous for ligaments, muscles and discs in the back
  • the child is sure to develop back ache, neck pain and shoulder pain along with bad posture and instant fatigue if he carries a heavy bag for a long time

If a child has to grow into a productive citizen for the future of our country and contribute for the betterment of the society, his health has to be prioritized. India has the highest population of young people; therefore, the present and future young population should be healthy to develop our country. Hence, the advice of CBSE to parents and schools regarding lightening the school bags has to be taken seriously and implemented without further delay.

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