CBSE Asks Schools To Observe 'Khadi-Wearing Day' Once A Month
GUWAHATI: To mark the 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi,the Central Board of Secondary Education (CBSE) has asked schools across the country to voluntarily observe khadi-wearing day at least once a month.
"As part of the celebration of 150th birth anniversary of Mahatma Gandhi, it is proposed that schools across the country may observe a khadi-wearing day on a voluntary basis once a week/fortnight/month," CBSE Secretary Anurag Thakur said in a letter to school principals.
"Since students have to wear uniforms, they can carry khadi hankerchiefs. We have also asked schools to encourage children to carry jute bags," he added.
The letter further added that khadi is a hand-woven and hand-spun, skin-friendly fabric that does not leave a carbon footprint.