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Reuse of children’s books in the school: KVS

Reuse of children’s books in the school – a way of saving paper and addressing the environmental concerns -reg.
18, Institutional Area, Shaheed Jeet Singh Marg
New Delhi 110016

Date: 12/2/2016
Deputy Commissioner,
All Regional Offices

Sub: Reuse of children’s books in the school – a way of saving paper and addressing the environmental concerns -reg.


Respecting nature and living in harmony with the environment is the major global requirement now for the sustenance of life on this earth. “Reduce, Reuse and Recycle” is a powerful and practical mantra towards this end. As we are aware, thousands of trees are being felled for paper production every year and being in the education sector, our schools make a good use of paper every day. Wlf we can reduce the use of paper by way of its reuse in our schools, we would be contributing greatly to the saving of paper at the national level.
With a view to achieve the above goal, necessary instruction may be issued to the Principals, such as:
1. Students of all classes should be sensitized from the beginning of the session itself to take good care of their text books and preserve them in good condition so that they may be used by other students also.
2. All the students may be encouraged to present their used text books at the end of the academic year to the students of the next batch. A function named ‘Green Day’ may be organized where students can volunteer to hand over the used books to the next batch of students. Such students may be awarded a certificate for environmental awareness (Green Crusader’s Certificate).
3. The Principal of the School shall make necessary arrangement for facilitating the entire exercise by appointing a teacher co- ordinator for each class (for all sections)who will also maintain a record of the entire exercise (Format enclosed).
4. Students may also be encouraged to gift other books like novels, non-fiction etc from their personal possession if they do not use them anymore so as to encourage reading habit among their peers.
These instructions would come into force from the next academic session i.e., 2016-17. However, awareness can be created among our students from now. It may be noted that it would be purely a voluntary decision on the part of the students and parents to gift and accept the books and no forceful enforcement should be made in any school.

Yours faithfully,

Encl: As above

(Santosh Kumar Mall)

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