The Uttar Pradesh government is likely considering a proposal to declare “no school bag day” on Saturdays in state-run schools. It was discussed at a meeting chaired by deputy chief minister Dinesh Sharma, an official release issued on Friday said. Lately, in Uttar Pradesh, a BJP MLA has misbehaved with a lady IPS officer.

School kids would be allowed to come to school without their school bags on Saturdays so that they can participate in extra-curricular activities, said the official issue. No school bag day will establish good rapport between the students and teachers also it help in their personality development, it stated.

Earlier, the Yogi Adityanath government had decided to bid goodbye to the khaki dress worn by the students of government schools. From the new academic in July, students will be seen in a new uniform of a pink-and-white check shirt with brown collar and brown trousers for the boys and similar shirt with the brown skirt for the girls.

No School Bag Day

School kids would be allowed to come to school without their school bags on Saturdays so that they can participate in extra-curricular activities

At the senior level, the girl students will wear brown salwar, red kurta with a brown dupatta. About 1.78 crore children are studying in 1.68 lakh government schools in 75 districts of the state. It includes 1.14 lakh primary schools (Class I -V) and 54,000 upper primary schools (Class VI-VIII). The change in the uniform comes after the chief minister had expressed unhappiness over the khaki dress, comparing it with the uniform of home guards.

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In 2012, when the SP government had come to power, the khaki uniform was introduced replacing the traditional navy blue shorts/trousers for boys and skirts/salwar paired with sky blue shirt/tunics for the girls. Adityanath is told to be keen on rolling out the BJP’s promise to provide the free books, uniforms, shoes and school bags to all poor students from July 1 to 10.