The Indian government has banned homework and heavy bags for kids to prevent spinal pain.
The Indian government has taken the step to put insights into the well-being of school going children and adviced schools to not give homework to students and stop them from carrying a heavy backpack to their homes.
The schools are adviced to give backpacks, to the students, according to their ability to carry them. Backpacks should not be very heavy because they could potentially damage the soft, spinal of children.
Teachers have been asked by the authorities to not give students of class 2 and 3 homework so they do not have to carry their bags back home.
A survey by the Associated Chambers of Commerce and Industry of India found 68% of pre-teen children might suffer from mild back pain which can develop into chronic pain and later into a hunchback.
More than 2,500 children and 1,000 parents in major cities were surveyed, with more than 88% of children from seven to 13-years-old carrying more than 45% of their body weight on their backs.
The same initiative was taken by the law makers in Pakistan but the orders were never approved by schools officials. Especially the private schools in Pakistan have taken education towards a very confusing path where students and parents are hardly understanding the actual meaning of education. They have created a very frustrating environment for students which is making their minds composed.
This matter should be taken seriously by school officials, they should also make education, fun learning and not something like frustrating race of achievements.
Furthermore, schools should also keep microwaves for students because eating cold lunch is also not good for their health