'Water Bell' resolution implemented across all schools in Maharashtra

The model was made into a resolution after it worked successfully among several schools in Kerala. The resolution states that the bell has to be rung thrice every day where students can drink water and use the washroom if needed.

'Water Bell' resolution implemented across all schools in Maharashtra
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Drinking water regularly is a habit that needs to be cultivated in the schools and with an aim to improve the same, many states in India have implemented the 'water bell' system where students are reminded to drink water.

The resolution states that the bell has to be rung thrice every day where students can drink water and use the washroom if needed. This was made into a resolution after the model worked successfully among the schools in Kerala model.

Keeping the importance in mind, the school education department of Maharashtra formally asked the schools to ring the bell thrice every day, for the above-mentioned purposes. Deputy secretary of the department, Rajendra Pawar, further mentioned that this move was need to encourage students to drink water regularly, thereby avoid health concerns like dehydration, tiredness and others..

Sharing her thought, Dr Swati Popat, President of APER, said, “We welcome the move by the state government. The campaign will now be undertaken by every school. Students need to take care of their health and regular water intake is a part of it. They often ignore water — this initiative will ensure otherwise. Something as simple as the chime of the bell can motivate them to drink water.” 

Adding his take, educational expert and teacher Bhausaheb Chaskar said “Half of the students come without water bottles. Since the awareness starts from schools, they should provide water, especially at the facilities that are located in the interior parts.”

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