When R.K. Narayan raised School Bag weight issue in Parliament
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When R.K. Narayan raised School Bag weight issue in Parliament

May 4, 2019

Mysuru:  Renowned novelist from Mysuru R.K. Narayan had raised the issue of school bag weight in the Rajya Sabha in the late 1980s.

Narayan, who created some of the most memorable stories about childhood, argued for abolition of the school bag. Such a measure should be the beginning of a wider reform in school education.

The celebrated novelist felt that education is a means to achieve internal freedom and internal freedom is defined as an ability to think rationally and express creatively. He always used to say that classroom-confined, examination-oriented and syllabi-specific education system is stifling this rational thought and creative expression.

ONE COMMENT ON THIS POST To “When R.K. Narayan raised School Bag weight issue in Parliament”

  1. Just Saying! says:

    Sir,
    With all due respect, I disagree with your line “Renowned novelist from Mysuru R.K. Narayan:. While he was renowned, he was not a Mysorean. He was Tamilian who had a house in Mysore which he used to visit when needed. He neither spoke Kannada nor claimed to be a Mysorean.

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