Khadi To Replace UP School Uniforms

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With an aim to promote the use of Khadi, the Yogi Adityanath-led government in Uttar Pradesh has decided that uniforms in government schools will now be made of this indigenous fabric.

Uttar Pradesh Minister of Basic Education Anupama Jaiswal, interacting with the media, said, "In order to promote Khadi and make children aware of its importance, the state government has decided to introduce Khadi school uniforms in primary schools (Classes 1 to 5) in the state on a pilot project basis."

Jaiswal said that the project would initially be implemented in one block each in the four districts of the state, including Bahraich, from the academic session beginning in July.

"Khadi is a sturdy fabric that is low in maintenance and, therefore, ideal for school uniforms. If the results are encouraging, the pilot project will be replicated across the state," Jaiswal said.

It may be mentioned here that the school uniform for boys in government schools is dark brown trousers and pink shirts, while for the girls it is dark brown skirts and pink tops. The collars will be brown for both boys and girls.

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