According to the new Delhi School Bag Policy, the weight of the school bag of students between Class 1 and Class 10 should not be more than 10% of their body weight. The policy suggests that the schools should follow and use textbooks prescribed by NCERT, SCERT and CBSE only.
The schools should also formulate thoughtful time table so that the students need not carry too many books on a single day. The policy envisages to promote holistic development of students through participation in games, art and culture, sports and other creative activities. The students should be practiced with the habit of reading library books. Only single notebook should be carried by class 1 and class 2 students. For students of other classes one notebook per subject should be prescribed.
As we can clearly see that these days the weight of school bag is really heavy that the own child weight which can lead into serious difficulties and backache problems at such a young age
The Delhi government has also issued class wise weight limit for school bags in order to avoid confusion in implementation of the policies.
Accordingly, the pre-primary classes should not carry bags and should not be issued with the homework’s.
- The class 1 and class 2 students with average body weight of 16 to 22 kg have been recommended with bag weight of 1.6 kg 2.2 kg.
- The class three, class 4 and class 5 students with average body weight of 17 to 25 kg have been recommended with bag weight of 1.7 kg to 2.5 kg.
- The Class 6 and class 7 students with average body weight of 20 to 30 kg have been recommended with bag weight of 2 to 3 kg.
- The class 8 students with an average body weight of 25 to 40 kg have been recommended with the bag weight of 2.5 kg to 4 kg.
- The class 9 and class 10 students with average body weight of 25 to 45 kilograms have been recommended with the bag weight of 2.5 kg to 4.5 kg.
- The class 11 and class 12 students with average bag weight of 35 to 50 kg have been recommended with bag weight of 3.5 kg to 5 kg.