School bag policy: SED fixes limit on bag weight for students in Kashmir

Children with their school bags on shoulders as they walk outside their school. [FPK File Photo]

Srinagar: The School Education Department Kashmir on Wednesday said that the weight of school bags for KG students from classes I and II shall not have more than 1.6 KGs to 2.2 KGs

The Directorate of School Education Kashmir (DSEK), as per Kashmir News Observer, has said, “The weight of the school bags as per the policy, should be 1.6 to 2.2 kg for students of Classes I and II, 1.7 to 2.5 kg for Classes Ill, IV and V.”

It also reads that only 2 to 3 kg for Classes VI and VIl, 2.5 to 4 kg for Class VIII, 2.5 to 4.5 kg for Classes IX and X and 3.5 to 5 kg for Classes XI and XI1 shall be allowed.

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