Maharashtra education department urges to reuse school textbooks

In a circular issued by the state education department, schools have now been asked to reuse old textbooks in order to save paper.

Maharashtra education department urges to reuse school textbooks

On Thursday, December 10, in a circular issued by the Maharashtra education department, stated that schools are to now reuse old textbooks in order to reduce the use of paper, further saving the environment.

As per reports, students who study under schools where free textbooks are distributed under the government’s Samagra Shiksha Abhiyan have been asked to deposit their old textbooks (for the year 2019-20 or 2020-21) back to the school. These books are then to be passed on to the students in the following year, as per the circular.

Moreover, officials from the state education department have stated that the initiative will first be tested on a pilot basis. If it works, then it will be expanded further after gauging the interest of students along with the parents. In addition, such an initiative will also motivate children to use their textbooks in a diligent manner to make sure that they remain in good condition for other students to use in the years to come.

Meanwhile, earlier on Monday, December 7, the Leo Club of G.N. Khalsa College, a student-run social service club under Lions Club International, invited people to the annual beach clean-up programme. Moreover, this took place at the Dadar Chowpatty, near Indu Mills Complex and Suryavanshi Hall.

Beach clean-up happens to be an important and crucial part of modern times. Every year several individuals volunteer for the chore of picking up trash from the beaches. This is particularly important as this helps volunteers and experts understand the scale of marine plastic problems and figure out the potential for solutions.

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