Around 2.5 lakh students of four classes studying in government schools of Himachal Pradesh will be given school bags with photographs of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur. The supply of bags has started reaching the Directorate of Elementary Education. After checking the sample, its allocation will start in schools by the end of May. Bags of different sizes will be given free of cost to the students of class I, III, VI and IX.
The state government has procured the school bags through the Food Supplies Corporation. Some bags have been sent by the selected company to the Directorate of Elementary Education on Friday. Now random sampling of these bags will be done by the directorate. If the bags meet the quality, then their allocation will start from May. If the samples are found to be unsuccessful in the investigation, then the tender of the company will be cancelled. The Directorate of Education has fixed the size of the school bag according to the classes.
The size of the bags given to the students of class I and III will be smaller, while the size of bags will be given to the students of classes VI and IX. Let us inform that in the year 2019 also, school bags with photographs of Prime Minister Modi and Chief Minister Jai Ram Thakur were given to the students by the government.
During this, the Congress had made a lot of hue and cry, accusing it of politicizing the bags of the students. During this, steel water was given to the students by putting the photo of the Chief Minister on the bottles. Soon twenty thousand meritorious students are also going to be given laptops to be turned on with the photo of Chief Minister Jairam.